It was a busy week for Artificial Intelligence.
The headliner was the AI Summit at New York City’s Javits Center— offering something for everyone at a packed event, Dec. 5-6. Meanwhile, uptown at the 92nd Street Y, former Ambassador Wendy Sherman — while discussing the future of diplomacy with Madeline Albright and the Financial Times’s Gillian Tett — sounded the alarm… describing AI as a threat to world politics and global stability.
Then Google broke up the AI-isn’t-creative party by announcing that AlphaZero had mastered the intricacies of chess — from scratch — in about as long as it takes to drive from New York City to Washington, DC. It then proceeded to trounce all competition.
This all came into sharp focus at the Summit, with more than 3,000 attendees, 300 speakers, and 150 sessions cutting across an arc of case studies, academia, business insights, and technical solutions from virtually every industry sector.[Read more…] about The State of Artificial Intelligence: 2018 edition