​AI Comes to Work: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business


Adam C. Uzialko, Business News Daily, September 12, 2016

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AI and business today: Rather than serving as a replacement for human knowledge and ingenuity, AI is generally seen as a support tool for the humans using the technology. Although AI currently has a difficult time completing common-sense tasks in the real world, it is adept at processing and analyzing troves of data far more quickly than a human brain could. AI can then return with a number of synthesized courses of action and present them to the human user. In this way, humans can use AI to help game out possible consequences of each action and streamline the decision-making process. 

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Other analysts, like founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nara Logics Dr. Nathan Wilson, said they see AI on the cusp of revolutionizing familiar activities, such as driving.

"The obvious next domino to fall relates to taking a thing we do all the time that has well-defined rules — driving — and automating it," Wilson said. "In a bit more time, 'Batmobile' cars for everyone will drop you off at your destination on a rainy day and drive themselves as far as you want in search of free parking." Wilson also predicted that AI could be used by a restaurant, for example, to decide which music to play based on the interests of the guests in attendance. AI could even alter the appearance of the wallpaper design based on what the technology anticipates the aesthetic preferences of the crowd might be.

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