The article I wanted to blog about this week is from businessinsider.com (BI) and the author is Lisa Eadicicco. In her article, Eadicicco lists and explains the three things BI learned about the future of artificial intelligence, or AI, from speaking with Facebook’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun. The three things are:
- Machines have to get much better at power consumptions in order for AI to improve
- AI advancements will happen with smartphone technology before advancements in other segments
- Giving machines “common sense” will be the focus of AI research for the next 10 years.
In AI’s current state, company spending for 2018 on AI was forecasted to be $24 billion reaching $77.6 billion in 2022. This market is becoming a core focus for a lot of technology companies and, as it matures and as the machines become more skilled, we will see AI start to work its way into more of our everyday lives.
In Facebook’s case, they use AI algorithms to determine inappropriate content on its site and to decide what to post on its user feeds. However, with more development, LeCun sees AI becoming better at interpreting videos and pictures for context, as well as being able to generate decision even quicker.
Where we, as MIS students, might be able to fit into this market is in designing the use cases for AI, deciding how AI should make its decisions, and helping to code the algorithms to help advance an entire industry. AI is definitely here to stay and, as it matures, it will permeate into non-tech focused businesses becoming something we should all have a basic understanding in.