Microsoft exec at London conference: AI will “change everything”

Microsoft UK’s chief envisioning officer Dave Choplin made some strong statements at an artificial intelligence conference last Thursday. Sam Shead of Business Insider wrote about Choplin’s claim that AI is “the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today.” Currently, most people’s interactions with AI are limited to asking Cortana or Siri to help with simple tasks like scheduling appointments or making phone calls. Those small incremental improvements to our digital assistants might make AI seem like something other than the game changer that Choplin envisions. –> ]]> But as AI improves with advances in deep neural nets and machine learning algorithms, the technology stands the chance to amplify virtually everything in life. Choplin went on to say, [AI] will change how we relate to technology.…


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