Eric Schmidt: AI Progress Is Just Starting

Eric Schmidt, the newly installed chairman of Alphabet, has written an article for the BBC about how AI technology is just starting and how Google sees its uses. 6 Ways To Ask Smarter Questions Of Big Data (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Artificial intelligence (AI) started out as a summer research project about 60 years ago, Alphabet’s (née Google) Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt reminds us in an article for the BBC’s Intelligent Machines program. “It’s turned out to take a bit longer than one summer,” Schmidt notes dryly in the Sept. 12 article for the British broadcaster. However, Schmidt thinks the “real progress” in AI is just starting. He calls the last 60 years of development a “steady evolution of hard research,” all of which led up to…


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