What 2019’s ‘AI Spring’ has to offer your business

What 2019’s ‘AI Spring’ has to offer your business

Róisín Kiberd on how the new blossoms of artificial intelligence are here to brighten your day

How many AI winters have you lived through? The term refers to the period of time after a ‘hype cycle’, the pattern of interest, investment and subsequent funding cuts to research into artificial intelligence. Hype cycles are common in the tech industry — the dotcom bubble of the 1990s serves as one example — but AI has a particularly volatile history, beginning in the 1960s with the failure of machine translation, then experiments by Darpa in the 1970s, followed by severe cutbacks to research throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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