A recent article in the Financial Times argued -- fairly -- that despite the billions of dollars poured into "AI" companies, investors have, on the whole, not seen returns consistent with the hype. There are exceptions of course, but, by and large, the promise(s) appear to have not been met, as of yet. The argument was not simply a lamentation, however, with the author suggesting that the next wave of focused AI solutions might indeed generate better results and returns. Such a sentiment is not uncommon in technology. In order to garner investment, entrepreneurs employ hyperbolic language to excite potential investors and the business press follows this lead in order to ensure that they don't miss out on the appearance of prescience.
Mar-5-2020, 09:23:09 GMT