This AI wants to sell you a pair of shoes

Antoine Blondeau AI Pioneer Vincent Whiteman WIRED WIRED 2015 is our annual two-day celebration of the innovators, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our world. For more from the event, head over to our WIRED 2015 hub. Humanity finally has access to profound artificial intelligence, AI pioneer Antoine Blondeau has told WIRED 2015 at London’s Tobacco Dock – and it is already solving real problems — like financial markets, sepsis infections, and… shoe sales. “This is first base, this is year one, decade one of AI,” Blondeau said. “There are lots of things we can do going forward. We’ve just begun.” Blondeau previously worked on the tecnology that became the foundation for Apple’s Siri, and is now head of Sentient Technologies, the world’s best-funded AI company. Sentient’s system is already working on an…


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