Jana Eggers is the CEO of Nara Logics.
A reporter asked us for annoying buzzwords in the tech sector. Nathan and I had a fun email exchange on this, and naturally, ours are focused on artificial intelligence. Here are our top 3:
- Deep learning... like your learning is good, but how DEEP is it? Nathan remembers a headline, "Watch out Google - Microsoft just built a neural network that may be the deepest one yet!!" Deep networks, wide networks, deep AND wide - it reminds him of The Biggest Rock.
- AI... it's both the biggest threat to humanity and technology's greatest investment opportunity according to news reports. Everyone is clamoring to add it to their tagline, but what really qualifies as AI? My thought, we should create a "certified AI" campaign. I'm thinking a logo something like this:
- Bots... you can't swing a dead messenger without hitting a bot these days. They're that earworm we can't get out of our heads. Didn't we learn from IVR? Remember pounding zeroes to get a human on the line? Can we lower expectations and slow adoption a bit until the technology gets its feet under itself? What is going to be the equivalent to #0 for a chat bot? "GET ME A HUMAN" -- definitely in all caps.