9 March, 2018
Microsoft’s Bolsters Artificial Intelligence Services And Powers Progressive’s Chatbot
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to deliver the most significant productivity boost and labor disruption since the industrial revolution. The news offers polarizing viewpoints on AI that range from curing cancer to overtaking the human race. Before we work ourselves into a tizzy over the destruction of humanity, we need to understand what AI can and can’t do. At this point, AI isn’t capable of replacing a majority of human skills. It’s good at pattern matching and automating routine processes.
Technology leaders have been debating AI concepts since 1950 when Alan Turing published his seminal paper on “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”. However, in the past year, the AI discussion reached the top of the hype cycle. It makes you wonder, why AI and why now?