If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2019. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place here through Thursday. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are rapidly growing trends with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years. "The Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through 2019. Trends under each of these three themes are a key ingredient in driving a continuous innovation process as part of a ContinuousNEXT strategy," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.
Global awareness of data privacy and its implications is improving, not least due to a spate of high profile image hacks. But this has been slow to translate directly into changed behaviour, as in many instances there has been no alternative to storing and archiving images other than on global online services, where data can be mined, hacked and shared. Pimloc, which intends to provide that alternative, was founded in March this year by serial entrepreneur Simon Randall. The founding team includes some of the world's foremost thinkers in deep learning visual technology and computer vision application development across a range of fields. The firm has already completed an oversubscribed seed funding round lead by staff and UK business angels.