12 Tech Trends To Watch Closely In 2021
Mar 2, 2021Read More
Futuristic tech havens. The quantum time bomb. Psychedelic medicines. AI that can read your emotions. Here are the top tech trends poised to reshape industries in 2021.
World Economic Forum launches global alliance to speed trustworthy AI adoption
Feb 7, 2021Read More
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is launching the Global AI Action Alliance today, with more than 100 organizations participating at launch.
The Most Important Voice In Artificial Intelligence: Frontline Workers
Jan 30, 2021Read More
Success with AI is going to be a bumpy and uneven road, and is going to need more human knowledge and input than we can ever imagine. No one is more critical to AI success than the people who will be working with it on the front lines.
What Does “Artificial Intelligence” Really Mean?
Feb 17, 2020Read More
Years ago, Marvin Minsky coined the phrase “suitcase words” to refer to terms that have a multitude of different meanings packed into them. He gave as examples words like consciousness, morality and creativity.
“Artificial intelligence” is a suitcase word. Commentators today use the phrase to mean many different things in many different contexts. As AI becomes more important technologically, economically and geopolitically, the phrase’s use—and misuse—will only grow.
Why “Explainability” Is A Big Deal In AI
Jan 8, 2020Read More
There is a little-noticed talent that’s critical for success in a tech-centric world; it’s up there with being a great programmer, a master strategist, or even an innovative entrepreneur.
The Top 100 AI Startups Of 2019: Where Are They Now?
Dec 20, 2019Read More
In February 2019, CB Insights announced our third annual AI 100 — a list of the 100 most promising AI startups across the globe. We take a look at where these companies are now.
Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020
Dec 13, 2019Read More
At the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference this week in Vancouver, Canada, machine learning took center stage as 13,000 researchers explored things like neuroscience, how to interpret neural network outputs, and how AI can help solve big real-world problems.
AI is Taking Over the World — Just Not in the Ways We Feared
Dec 6, 2019Read More
As technology continues its rapid innovation, it’s not difficult to envision a future in which machines will become more intelligent and stronger than their human predecessors, eventually taking over the world — just like our sci-fi nightmares come to life, right?
McKinsey survey: AI boosts revenue, but companies struggle to scale use
Nov 22, 2019Read More
Is AI in a golden age or on the verge of a new winter?
Nov 16, 2019Read More
The global rush forward of AI development continues at a breakneck pace and shows no signs of stopping. Stanford University recently called on the U.S. government to make a $120 billion investment in the nation’s AI ecosystem over the course of the next 10 years, and reports from France show 38% more AI startups in 2019 with government and investor backing.
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Issue 21 - 2020 a Year of COVID, Challenges and Opportunity Like No Other Before
Looking back and looking forward, highlighting key INSIGHTS features and signposts from the past year as well as a focus on the first virtual CES and many other prominent events.Read more
The biggest difference for our team from this year’s CES was the networking and collisions that always occurred for us at the conference.Read more