Artificial intelligence will replace traditional software approaches, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

For some enterprise users, it’s difficult to separate real artificial intelligence from the sci-fi depictions we’ve seen. But according to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman at Alphabet, the next big evolution for software is machine learning, and the business world will follow suit – think less R2-D2 and more ROI. “In the next generation of software, machine learning won’t just be an add-on that improves performance a few percentage points; it will really replace traditional approaches,” Schmidt wrote in an article for BBC Saturday. Much has been made of AI and how it will revolutionize the way humans interact with machines. And like the flashy robo-butlers in movies and television, it’s easier to think about how technology will affect people in their personal, consumer lives. However, AI and machine learning are…


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