How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning

John Melas-Kyriazi Crunch Network Contributor John Melas-Kyriazi is a senior associate at Spark Capital interested in the AI and machine learning space. How to join the network When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?” Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via an API, and answered me in less than two seconds: “There’s no rain in the forecast for today.” In the not-too- distant past, this kind of human-computer interaction would have blown away technologists and delighted consumers but in 2016 it’s nothing special. Conversations with Siri are commonplace, just like they are with Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Machine learning (ML) and narrow forms of artificial intelligence (AI) have officially reached the mainstream. The explosion of innovation we’re seeing…


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