Posts about Artificial Intelligence

It seems that 234 years after Immanuel Kant urged humans to have the courage to use their own understanding, the need to reason for ourselves is being removed altogether. As developments like artificial intelligence and machine learning find their way into every aspect of our business and social lives, our autonomy is steadily being replaced by the autonomy of systems ...

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Artificial intelligence has found its way into virtually every corner of our lives. It's in our homes, in our cars and in our phones. It can be found across multiple industries including banking, agriculture, healthcare, transportation and telecommunications - to name only a few. And it's a growth industry. Through the beginning of October 2017, year-to-date venture capital investment in AI totaled $7.6 billion vs. $5.4 billion in 2016 and $4 billion in 2015, according to the PitchBook Platform. Not only has investment in AI increased, but M&A activity as well, with tech giants such as Google's Alphabet, Microsoft and Apple all acquiring AI companies over the past two years to enhance and expand their products and services. So what's driving this interest and investment?

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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a spectacular start to the New Year! Yes, 2017 should have received a speeding ticket, since it went by too fast! And, I’m sure, 2018 will similarly speed along at an unsuitable pace – apparently time flies when you’re having fun, or is it just old age? Never mind ...

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It must be something about the autumn air with the leaves falling and the onset of winter where we regularly witness the appearance of new technology. I’m sure it’s a coincidence that Halloween also beckons, as this is a period of transition, encompassing the myth of Samhain and of saying goodbye to our demons whilst beckoning in a new harvest.
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