In 2016, I published a book called Technology vs. Humanity. The title alone sparked alarmed discussions. Did I think we were in danger? Was technology really going to take over the world? Absolutely not. Let me enthusiastically reiterate that the book title is not a prediction. I am a hopeful optimist, a humanist, and someone who still believes that technology can be harnessed for the greater good of mankind.
Co-authoring this article with me is my colleague, Juan Miguel de Joya, a consultant expert on A.I. and Emerging Technologies for the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (bio below).
Digital technology is fundamentally transforming the way we interact with the world. People, machines, data and processes are becoming increasingly connected, and the result is an explosion of information that can be used to understand customer needs. Yet the sheer volume of data and data sources required to get us where we need to go has exceeded the pace and scale of our human capacity to process it. Enter artificial intelligence.
Recent years have seen a proliferation of chatbots and so called ‘personal assistants.' These supposedly serve both the convenience of the user, and the goals of a company.
However, these bots often realize poor adoption rates, high user frustration and limited benefit to the corporation. In fact, they often hurt an enterprise.
When people think of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the major image that pops up in their heads is that of a robot gliding around and giving mechanical replies. There are many forms of AI but humanoid robots are one of the most popular forms. They have been depicted in several Hollywood movies and if you are a fan of science fiction, you might have come across a few humanoids. One of the earliest forms of humanoids was created in 1495 by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was an armor suit and it could perform a lot of human functions such as sitting, standing and walking.
The Church-Turing limit restricts all current computation, including quantum computers, to rational number computation. This is because quantum computer designs (still not scalable even with high parallelism), are still Turing machines, which are limited by Turing machine constraints.
The world is fast evolving, with Artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront in changing the world, and the way we live. This article is Part 1 of a 2 part series.
I have been a seed and early stage deep technology investor for the past 20 years. This means that I am part of the problem, so writing a column on a potential tech bubble is like asking an oil baron how he feels about natural habitats. I love the challenge of adding business perspectives to a research breakthrough, innovation or patent portfolio. Doing this together with the most qualified people in their respective fields brings me enormous joy, but for some strange reason I have been starting to feel a bit uneasy lately…
Lisa Wood is an entrepreneur inspired by novel science and technology, specifically, artificial intelligence transformation globally. Lisa has been involved in AI for 2 decades at different levels, resulting in QAI.ai, which she co-founded. Lisa's longtime involvement in media, always on the tech front, includes Fortune, BusinessWeek, now Forbes. Lisa founded Cognitive World, a growing AI knowledge hub, ecosystem and marketplace to optimize our global journey to AI transformation for the dealmakers in AI.
Steve Ardire, startup events manager, advises numerous AI startups on business strategy, funding, go-to-market, and customer/partner engagement. Steve interrogates reality and shapes serendipity to connect and illuminate the dots that matter (aka 'The Merchant of Light'). Steve leverages significant relationship capital and personal branding in the AI space and is an active speaker at AI events.
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