Global companies see AI as the next frontier

Global companies see AI as the next frontier Broad applicability means possibilities are endless, but competition is fierce Mar 07,2016 A new program developed by Microsoft analyzes a person’s face and represents their emotional state in numbers. Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) program Xiaobing, or “little ice” in Chinese, appeared on a Chinese morning news program as the weather forecaster on Dec. 22.Communicating through the face of a 17-year-old girl, Xiaobing reported, “Don’t make appointments because the city will be covered with smog.” Xiaobing could analyze real-time weather data and even make small talk with the show’s news anchor.“AI won’t actually take away our jobs, right?” the anchor said.At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a world-class cancer center in New York, IBM’s AI supercomputer Watson helps diagnose cancer patients. According to…


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