Despite progress, the future of AI will require human assistance

Part one of this story on the future of AI explained how technology developments have led to a resurgence in a field that has progressed in fits and starts since the 1950s. Today’s cheap storage and amped-up and inexpensive compute power, combined with an explosion in data, have revived an interest in deep learning and “neural nets,” which use multiple layers of data processing that proponents sometimes liken to how the brain takes in information. The field is red hot today, with Google, Facebook and other technology giants racing to apply the technology to consumer products. In the second part of this story, SearchCIO senior news writer Nicole Laskowski reports on where two AI luminaries — Facebook’s Yann LeCun and Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz — see the trend going. Like Microsoft, IBM and…


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