Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels

By The New York TimesJuly 18, 2016CommentsArtificial intelligence and robotics are leading a transformation in Silicon Valley. Credit: The New York Times Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are leading a transformation in Silicon Valley, which is expected to be as significant as the personal computing industry and commercial Internet eras were. “Whenever there is a new idea, the valley swarms it,” says Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. “But you have to wait for a good idea, and good ideas don’t happen every day.” Some technologists see innovations such as deep learning establishing a platform for machines with human-level intelligence, and although past efforts in the field have come up short, many investors are confident the renewed interest in AI will bear fruit. There currently are at least 19 companies in the…


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