Machine learning and the market for intelligence: heavyweights of the AI world gather at U of T

Sub-title:  Entrepreneurs, business leaders, financial media and leading researchers on the future of technology Author:  Alan Christie Picture:  Consider this: Artificial Intelligence is much more advanced than people realize. Or, maybe not. Professor  Ajay Agrawal posed both theories in his welcome to a sold-out conference at the University of Toronto on Dec. 15. More than 20 people spoke at the event, entitled Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence. And there were divergent opinions at the conference about just how smart machines are or will be.  Agrawal, founder of the Creative Destruction Lab at U of T’s Rotman School of Management, said “nobody is certain whether we are on the brink of an AI revolution or simply enjoying a brief reprieve from the AI winter. However, almost everyone is certain that significant…


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