Artificial intelligence (AI) has officially gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner named AI as its number one strategic technology for a second year in a row. The acquisitions race among giants like Google, IBM, Salesforce and Apple to purchase private AI companies keeps heating up . 2016 alone saw 40 AI-related acquisitions and our own research found that 62% of large enterprises will be using AI-technologies by 2018.
Since everyone seems to be talking about AI broadly, we at Narrative Science*–where we work with enterprises to close the communication gap between man and machine– focused our predictions this year on what we see happening with communications and AI.
For 2017, we predict changes in to how we’ll communicate with computers and other devices, how AI systems will communicate with each other, and how we’ll communicate with each other about AI.