Artificial intelligence is a hot commodity, and for the first time in decades we are seeing the emer- gence of companies whose primary business purports to be AI. I’m curious to see whether these companies can sustain themselves in the long run, especially
since AI has traditionally delivered most of its value
under the hood. Today, AI plays an important role
behind the scenes in industries from finance to manufacturing, but it’s only recently that there has been
enough interest to raise its visibility to the forefront of a
company’s value proposition.
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The Value of AI Tools:
Some Lessons Learned
Steven N. Minton
; We are in the midst of an AI spring,
and it’s an exciting time for the AI community. AI is poised to change the world.
Nevertheless, for many new AI technologies, it is still unclear how these technologies will be successfully productized,
and which types of companies will be
winners and losers. In this column, I
reflect on some of the thorny issues that
can arise when commercializing AI technology, based on my personal experience
developing information-extraction software.