A Designer’s Guide To The Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by 2020. And it’s not just attracting the tech giants: USAA is using AI to protect its users from identity theft, and Under Armour has connected its health app, MyFitnessPal, to IBM Watson so users can get a more thorough read of their health. For designers, that represents a major business opportunity. But AI is also a challenge requiring every strength and skill they’ve learned and many they haven’t. They will have to understand sociology, psychology, and biology. They will have to develop a working knowledge of statistics. Creativity and attention to detail—designers’ stock in trade—won’t be enough. Here’s…


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