Microsoft-OpenAI partnership is a big deal for AI development

Today Microsoft and OpenAI announced a multi-year partnership, including a $1bn investment by Microsoft in OpenAI, a prominent AI research organization. OpenAI was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, founded with the goal of developing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) for the common good with $1bn in backing from prominent Silicon Valley figures including… Continue reading Microsoft-OpenAI partnership is a big deal for AI development

For Google, the biggest barrier to AI is its biggest opportunity in AI

At the recent Google Cloud Next conference, the company's Google's enterprise division made a plethora of announcements, the details of which are here and there are links to our analysis of it all at the end of this post. One of my key takeaways was that Google sees the biggest barrier to machine learning as its biggest… Continue reading For Google, the biggest barrier to AI is its biggest opportunity in AI

Microsoft’s need to make its voice louder in conversational AI drives Semantic Machines buy

Microsoft's need to make its voice louder in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) has driven its acquisition of Semantic Machines, announced this week. Semantic Machines focuses on understanding conversations, not just phrases, to support full conversations in voice or text. It has speech recognition technology and natural language generation (NLG) technology to communicate with the user… Continue reading Microsoft’s need to make its voice louder in conversational AI drives Semantic Machines buy

AI World roundup

I just got back from a productive three days at AI World in Boston this week. Those are some quick thoughts as I work on a more thorough report for 451 Research clients. About 2,200 people gathered to hear about use cases, technology and business models for AI/machine learning (ML). It was a diverse group at least… Continue reading AI World roundup