The evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a rich tale of exploration since its origins in the 1950’s, with the last decade providing an especially dramatic chapter of breakthrough innovations.
In 2019, we find ourselves at the start of this new chapter. AI has undergone a remarkable refinement in recent years, as barriers to entry have fallen and a wide range of products, services, resources, and best practices have emerged. As our focus shifts — finally — from AI itself to the impact that AI can have on your business, the question is no longer how this technology works, but what it can do for you.
In other words, we’re entering the age of deployed AI. Deployed AI is about more than engineering — it’s about a shared vision. Engineering expertise will always play a role in AI. Three fundamental characteristics of deployed AI can be seen in action. First, they identify a long-unsolved problem or unrealized opportunity. Next, they’re solved in a way that simply wouldn’t be possible without AI. Finally, they demonstrate that AI has a role to play in just about every industry, whether tech-focused or not.
This importance of deployed AI is also supported and promoted by AI World Society (AIWS) to develop AI with a better transparency and useful implementation with a holistic approach including data sets, algorithms, intended impacts, goals and purpose.