While the tech industry is suffering from layoffs and austerity measures, interest in AI is heating up. One reason experts cite is that machine learning has slowly been embedded in a number of corporate functions over the years, so developments today are just building on established technology. Further, the competition between Microsoft and Google for AI-assisted search engine dominance has played out in the stock market, drawing interest.
Many experts see AI as a “major revolution,” with comparisons to the Industrial Revolution. Deep learning language models have huge potential, and the hype around them isn’t going anywhere yet.
Read more at CNBC.