Tech Companies Race to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Market

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It's been a busy month in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). In a face-off of man versus machine, the world champion of the Go board game lost to Google's AI program. And just last week, Microsoft unveiled a program designed to Tweet like a teenage girl -- only to have it devolve into praising Hitler and lambasting feminists. Both these events offer a glimpse into the machine learning industry, where companies are competing to create the first viable artificial intelligence software. Forum discusses the latest in AI and machine learning - a field that's estimated to reach $40 billion by 2020.


Pedro Domingos, professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington; author of "The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World"

Cade Metz, senior writer, WIRED

Andrew Ng, chief scientist at the Silicon Valley AI Lab, Baidu; co-founder and chair of Coursera