Reality check needed to assess AI applications

The market for AI applications is white hot with huge potential, but that potential needs to be tempered by a heavy dose of realism, according to industry analysts.”It’s sort of captured the imagination of the world in general, but the danger we have with AI is expectations getting too high,” Mike Gualtieri, an analyst with Forrester Research, said. From the early days of computing, the story of AI applications has always been one of early excitement, huge hype and inevitable bust. Every decade or so, some advance in computing power has led to speculation that machines capable of replicating some aspect of human thought were right around the corner. But each time the challenges proved too difficult, and the technology was not ready. What’s different this time is cheap storage,…


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