Forward thinking: Experts reveal what’s next for AI

What's next for technology? Artificial intelligence visionaries reveal their insights:  #AI

  • How conversation (with context) will usher in the AI future

    Conversation has been the most powerful way humans communicate with each other for thousands of years.

  • AI visionaries believe that in just three to five years, computer conversational abilities will advance significantly, paving the way for a bevy of life-changing AI applications.
  • How will conversation advance and what are the possible applications?
  • Read about the future of AI-human conversation

IBM interviewed 30 artificial intelligence experts to find out what’s next for artificial intelligence. Here’s what they had to say.

@IBMWatson: What’s next for technology? Artificial intelligence visionaries reveal their insights: #AI

We spoke with 30 artificial intelligence visionaries to learn what it will take to push the technology to the next level.

Thought leaders and scientists largely agree on the confluence of forces that have advanced artificial intelligence: the rise of big data, the emergence of powerful GPUs for complex computations and the re-emergence of a decades-old AI computation model—deep learning. What are the catalysts for the next wave of innovation?

Conversation has been the most powerful way humans communicate with each other for thousands of years. AI visionaries believe that in just three to five years, computer conversational abilities will advance significantly, paving the way for a bevy of life-changing AI applications. How will conversation advance and what are the possible applications?

AI is now in our living rooms and cars and, often, our pockets. As it becomes more pervasive, we’ve begun to entrust it with increasingly greater responsibility. But as AI becomes even more adept at performing a wider array of complex tasks, how can we build user trust in its expanding capabilities?

Creative professionals are increasingly embracing digital tools to create extraordinary works of art. AI has begun its foray into the creative digital toolbox, having already helped write pop ballads, mimicked the styles of great painters and informed creative decisions in filmmaking. How far can—or should—AI go in the creative process?

Forward thinking: Experts reveal what’s next for AI