Dream Big, But Start Small with Artificial Intelligence

We’ve been hearing a lot about artificial intelligence, or AI, of late.  AI is nothing new.  AI’s Got a Lot of Baggage We’ve seen portrayals of AI in science fiction for over 100 years. It has alternatively been depicted as solving all of the world’s problems or as an existential threat to mankind — causing some people to try to rebrand AI as Cognitive Computing.  Artificial intelligence carries a lot of cultural baggage.  Real research into what we call AI, especially natural language processing (NLP), visual and audio pattern matching, machine learning and processing text for context and meaning, has been underway for over 40 years.  From the perspective of the software industry, that is a very long time. Proven research typically turns into products in roughly 10 years. The…


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