AI: from the terminator to redefining businesses

CHENNAI: The possibility that intelligence could be created through the hands of man has gripped imaginations for decades. The explosion of science fiction characters who were walking, talking, feeling computers in the 80s – Robocop, Terminator, Short Circuit were all born of that possibility. AI had captured popular fiction a long time before it was even viable. But, AI fell by the wayside in the intervening decades as more pragmatic goals gained the foreground. No longer. AI is now no longer just possible, but is already a reality. Just two days earlier, Facebook unveiled a new in-house AI engine called “DeepText,” built to understand the meaning and sentiment behind text on the social network. DeepText, claims Facebook, can understand with “near-human accuracy” textual content of thousands of posts per second…


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