What Artificial Intelligence Can and Can’t Do Right Now

Posted by Peter Rudin on 18. November 2016 in News

Many executives are asking what artificial intelligence can do for their business. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. AI will transform many industries. But it’s not magic.

Surprisingly, despite AI’s breadth of impact, the types of it being deployed are still extremely limited. Almost all of AI’s recent progress is through one type, in which some input data (A) is used to quickly generate some simple response (B). The technical term for building this A→B software is supervised learning.

Andrew Ng ,VP & Chief Scientist of Baidu, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, is providing an interesting insight into the current state of AI in an article published by the Harvard Business Review.


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