Will There Be Another AI Winter?

Just like the change of the seasons, it’s natural to think about the process of birth, growth, plateau, then decline. Technology goes through similar birth, growth, and death processes. From the beginning invention to its wide-eyed hype and enthusiasm, to the realizations of its shortcomings, and then to its inevitable downfall and replacement with something …

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AI Today Podcast #23: Hot Topics – Sophia Robot and Andrew Ng’s new $175M AI Fund

In today’s podcast, we’ll address some interesting hot topics that have recently been making news in the AI industry. In particular, Cognilytica senior analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer talk about Hanson Robotics’ Sophia Robot that’s been making significant waves in popular media and press. We talk about whether Sophia is really advanced, how it’s …

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AI Today Podcast #019: Cognilytica’s AI Positioning Matrix (CAPM)

To solve the needs of customers trying to evaluate the constantly changing landscape of AI solutions, we’re introducing the Cognilytica AI Positioning Matrix (CAPM)™. The goals of the CAPM matrix are two-fold: identify for each particular application of AI, what the “sweet spot” of required complexity for AI solutions are and how broadly applicable to …

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Cognilytica’s AI Positioning Matrix (CAPM)

“It’s not the position, but the disposition.” — Susan Sontag, Author Why is a Positioning Matrix Needed? The market for artificial intelligence (AI) products and services continues to expand at a dramatic pace. Every day there’s a new development or announcement of a new AI product, service offering, technology, and application of AI. How can …

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AI Today Podcast #018: Cognilytica AI Predictions for 2018

2018 is here! And we expect it to be a significant year for AI advancement. In particular, we have eight predictions that we believe will come to fruition in this upcoming year. Listen to this podcast and check out the accompanying article to hear about what we believe 2018 has in store for AI and …

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Cognilytica’s AI Predictions for 2018

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” –Nils Bohr, Nobel laureate in Physics Prediction 1: No AI Winter in 2018 The AI train continues to steam along. What, if anything can stop it? Certainly in 2018, we’re not expecting any slowing. Will issues of Responsible AI rear their heads? Will new AI …

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AI Today Podcast #012: Chatbots – Are they Useful?

Humans were born to talk and communicate. Much of the brain is devoted to generating, sensing, processing, and understanding speech and communications in its various forms. When humans were building their first civilizations we were also expanding the spoken and written form of communication. We didn’t start communication with swipes and types, in fact for …

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AI Today Podcast #008: Weak, Strong AI – Do these Terms Matter?

Artificial Intelligence has a broad spectrum of ability.  Many people try to classify AI as weak or strong, depending on how generally intelligent we want this system to be. The more an AI system approaches the abilities of a human, with all the intelligence, emotion, broad applicability of knowledge, the more “strong” it is. On …

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AI Today Podcast #006: Should We Regulate AI? If So, How?

As the pursuit of AI continues, notable technologists and tech titans are sounding the warning bells for what possibly could happen in a future world dominated by superintelligent AI systems. Cognilytica wrote about this extensively in our Should We Be Scared of AI? [Cognilytica Research CG02] document and companion podcast. In that article, we write …

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AI Today Podcast #005: The AI Winters

Show Notes: Like all technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not immune to the waves of obscurity, hyped promotion, plateauing of interest, and decline. In fact, the AI industry has been through two such major waves of interest, hype, plateau, and decline, commonly referred to as the “AI Winters”. Now that we’re on our third major …

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