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Deep Learning next breakout technology; enterprise AI market to reach $11.1B by 2024

According to a new report by Tractica, the market for enterprise AI systems will increase from $202.5 million in 2015 to $11.1 billion by 2024.  

Artificial Intelligence steps into the real world to teach children to draw

Much is said (and written) about how AI is used to analyze human behavior. Its role in producing data and teaching human behavior is often lost in the shadows. Today we'll look at one example of how AI is teaching behaviors rather than simply analyzing them and as a result stands poised to produce data on humans too.

Spotlight: Smarter Cortana will be appearing on iOS, Android devices

A smarter Cortana, the Windows personal assistant, will be making her way to iOS and Android mobile devices, according to sources cited by the Reuters newswire.

The machine-human link and the future we build

The question is, why aren't more people analyzing the probable impact of AI on humankind and working on policies and plans to both maximize the benefits of AI and automation while minimizing the negative effects?

News scan: Free Windows upgrades; Job-stealing robots; More

The top news stories for Oct. 13, 2014.

BabyX reads its first words--artificial intelligence is growing up

One cannot talk intelligently about big data and not be thinking of its ultimate outcome: artificial intelligence, or AI. BabyX is not a real baby but it shows us just how far AI has already come.

Turing Test reversal: 12 out of 13 human judges guessed wrong

On this, the 100th anniversary of Turing's birth, researchers put a test before human judges to see if they could tell whether they were conversing with another human or a machine.

Should AI development and machine learning be capped by law?

"One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all," wrote Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark  and Frank Wilczek in a post in The Independent. 

Robot reporters and the rise of analysts and journalists

Mashable has a good report on the use of WordSmith, an artificial intelligence system that uses data to churn out as many as five million stories a week--a feat human journalists and writers can't match. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? No, it isn't.

5 technologies driving big data into mainstream usage

On  GigaOm, Derrick Harris frames the advance of data analytics in terms of Geoffrey Moore's business classic Crossing the Chasm. Harris identifies five technologies that will help big data move into the mainstream.