2017 Christmas Lectures – Part 2 (The Cognitive Company)

The broad theme of the lectures I’m signposting this Christmas is around the reality of AI today.  The first lecture featured a discussion from Rodney Brooks on what AI and robotics can and cannot do.

The second in the series features Professor Tom Davenport, cofounder of the International Institute for Analytics, a fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and a senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics.

He recently published a book, called The Sentient Enterprise, which analyzed 160 real-life AI projects from companies around the world to explore just what AI was doing today.  His research identified three core types of applications, but I won’t spoil things by revealing what they are.  Instead, watch his discussion of his findings below.

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