Never Mind the Robots, Here’s the Real AI
- TYPE: Keynote DATE: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 TIME: 09:00-09:20 LOCATION: FORUM 12
Images of shiny robot servants, the promise of fully autonomous decision-making processes in any given context, that is the expectation from a “new AI”. At least if you trust some software vendors, far-off visionaries and the obligatory "futurists".
But the truth is: Forget the omniscient singularity: we don't know whether and when it will arrive. To the contrary, the discussion about artificial intelligence and machine learning continues to be driven largely by exaggerated expectations and vendor-induced hype. In general perception, however, this is precisely what diminishes the potential of narrow AI solutions.
Matthias Reinwarth will be talking about cognitive enterprises that are already creating added value for their customers. Routine activities that are consistently repeated in the same or similar form are ideal candidates for the use of cognitive technologies. Digital companies are creating modern types of ecosystems that are already wired and are exchanging data.
Even traditional businesses have already embarked on their journey of using narrow AI. They leverage it to perform that important single one task they have been trained for autonomously and highly efficiently, while dedicating employees to higher-value activities.