Minerva Tantoco, IBM, Microsoft, Foursquare & Others on Future of AI

September 26th, 2016 Xconomy New York —  Making the artificial feel more natural is one of the goals of computer scientists these days. Last week in New York, innovators from IBM, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other companies discussed what may lie ahead in the commercial development of artificial intelligence. From baby steps in machine learning to longer strides in interacting with humans, AI has gotten better at interpreting the world—though the technology is still decades away from some of the stuff of science fiction. NYU Future Labs and ff Venture Capital co-hosted last Tuesday’s forum, which led off with a keynote address from Minerva Tantoco (pictured above), senior adviser with FuturePerfect Ventures. She started her first AI company while still in college, and her early efforts in the field included getting…


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