The Ahrya Fine Arts Theater
For more than 50 years, we’ve been hearing about the promise of artificial intelligence and intelligent machines, but most of the big success stories to date – the IBM Watsons of the world – have been the result of massive efforts by universities and corporate R&D labs rather than by emerging start-ups.
That could change soon, as artificial intelligence shows signs of becoming the next big trend for tech start-ups from around the globe.
Facebook’s new artificial intelligence lab, and quickly landed one of the top minds in “deep learning” in the nation.
Google already had one of the smartest minds in the AI business – Ray Kurzweil – on its books, and has been making all kinds of lateral moves in fields like robotics that could benefit from AI.
AI, particularly its applications in health, finance and the automotive sector, attracted US$12 billion of investment from venture capitalists globally last year, double the volume in 2016.
China accounted for five of the world’s 10 biggest venture capital investments in the fourth quarter, the data released on Thursday shows. And more of the companies receiving the financing are electing to plough that money into AI development.
At this week’s METal we will dive deep into what’s happening in the AI space with several top AI companies sharing their discoveries.Join Report
From August 18, 2018 8:58 am to 10:58 am Save to calendar