The Kurian case for Google & machine learning

Google’s recent Let’s Talk AI event in SanFrancisco looks like being the last major customer event led by Diane Greene, as we recently found out that Google has hired Thomas Kurian, an Oracle veteran that left that company over the summer. He joins Google November 26, before taking the reins from Greene in January. A lot… Continue reading The Kurian case for Google & machine learning

What is the Voice of the Enterprise saying about AI & Machine Learning?

Today marks the official launch of 451 Research's new survey products focused on AI & Machine Learning, called Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) AI & Machine Learning: Adoption, Drivers and Stakeholders 2018. I made a video explaining more about it, which you can see via Twitter here.  I'm very excited about this launch because while it's… Continue reading What is the Voice of the Enterprise saying about AI & Machine Learning?

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

At 451, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered

I started covering machine learning in earnest at 451 Research way back in 2001, focusing initially on machine learning-driven text analytics used for national security applications. Most of the companies I covered back then are gone via acquisition or expiration, but there are now orders of magnitude more to cover. I cannot list all the companies… Continue reading At 451, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered

The Current & Future State of AI & Machine Learning

My new report from 451 Research - 'The Current and Future State of AI and Machine Learning' brings together the key points about AI & ML I've been writing, speaking to clients and presenting about for the past two years. If you agree that technology adoption - like so many other trends - takes the form… Continue reading The Current & Future State of AI & Machine Learning

India’s visible infrastructure – connecting the unconnected

I spent last week in India, first at Nasscom Indian Leadership Forum (ILF), in Hyderabad which was this year combined with the World Congress on IT (WCIT) and then a couple of days in Mumbai including visiting the TiE Global Summit. India is going through massive change while maintaining strong economic growth. Just this week India has overtaken China… Continue reading India’s visible infrastructure – connecting the unconnected

Where is the AI Capital of the World?

It's common for politicians and business leaders to proclaim that their country is, or is going to be - the market leader in this or that. The US is famous for more or less every city claiming to be 'The [fill in the blank] Capital of the World'. The latest innovation to be the subject of such… Continue reading Where is the AI Capital of the World?

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

Healthcare IT is hard – even with AI & machine learning – but we should pursue it

Healthcare IT is hard. I bring this up as the drumbeat of negative press about IBM Watson has been getting louder recently, especially around healthcare. And now comes this comprehensive report from STAT News - a well-respected source in the health sector - on IBM's efforts with Watson for Oncology. The report outlines the struggles clinicians have… Continue reading Healthcare IT is hard – even with AI & machine learning – but we should pursue it