Brilliant #AI Research
by CB Insights. Some key takeaways
1. Governments are competing to establish superior AI research, seeing AI as a lever for greater economic influence and power. (China and the USA primarily)
2. AI applications today focus on very narrow tasks. But together these narrow AI-driven tasks are reshaping businesses, markets, and industries.
3. Reversing of Outsourcing - Dropping industrial robot costs can sometimes also bring manufacturing bases closer to site of demand
4. The ‘AI for X’ trend is unstoppable.
5. China is aggressively executing a thoroughly-designed vision for AI. In some areas of AI, China is clearly beating the US.
6. The AI-cybersecurity market is getting increasingly crowded
7. Alexa has unleashed a voice revolution and Voice-enabled computing is the new buzz - Next gen of computing?
8. White collar automation of professions accelerates — including lawyers, consultants, financial advisors, journalists, traders, and more — will face the effects of AI as much as blue-collar laborers.
9. AI is moving to the edge, i.e. to smaller devices and sensors operating closer to the periphery of computing networks.
10. Deep Learning Matures to "Capsule Networks" to propel #AI further.
11. 6-figure salaries in the AI talent wars - $250-500K is a norm in many places around the world - along with rich equity shares!
12. The machine learning hype will die! Machine learning will soon become the new normal. And the 1,100+ new AI startups that emerged after 2016 will need robust business models to stay alive.
13. Survival of the biggest and fittest! - Investors poured in $1.8B into enterprise AI startups in 5 years. Now Amazon, Microsoft, and Google may make smaller companies obsolete.
14. AI diagnostics gets the nod from regulators - Even stringent regulators give approval to AI driven diagnostics, trackers with digital medicines and AI driven alerts.
15. AI for everyone with DIY AI - Google launched an “AI for all ages” project called AIY (artificial intelligence yourself).
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