Why AI is the ‘agent of the economy’: EmTechDIGITAL leaders show global impact of AI

Image: Hope Reese/TechRepublic From healthcare to agriculture to energy, AI has the power to radically transform the biggest industries on earth. Speaking on Tuesday at the EmTechDIGITAL 2016 conference at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, a panel of business leaders explored how, and why, AI can make an impact. The panel included Anthony Goldbloom, co-founder and CEO of Kaggle; Naveen Rao, CEO of Nervana; Tye Brady, chief technologist of Amazon Robotics; Erik Andrejko, vice president of science for The Climate Corporation; and Colin Parris, vice president of GE Software Research—a mix of startups as well as business giants. Here’s how each company sees AI changing each industry. Kaggle Goldbloom is head of “The world’s largest community of data scientists”—to be exact, there are more than 550,00 data scientists…


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