Here are five important AI stories from the week.
WIRED explores how AI is now becoming ubiquitous in everyday life around us in this 42-minute-long film. In just a few short years, AI has gone from an academic curiosity to something we cannot live without. I highly recommend watching this film.
Budgets for AI are on the rise. This 12-minute-long film by Fortune explains just how AI transitioned from a nice-to-have to a must-have across businesses worldwide.
Very rarely do machine learning models get deployed in production across enterprise. This excellent read goes into why building AI products is just so difficult and what we could do to improve the odds that machine learning models make it to production.
Excel is the best data analysis tool of all time; even though more sophisticated tools involving code have cropped up over the past decade, the barriers to use these tools remain pretty high. But, the barriers are getting gradually lower. New companies like this Y Combinator-backed startup Intersect Labs are trying to lower the barrier for mainstream business analysts to work with data and get value from machine learning. Intersect Labs launched a graphical interface-based platform so business users could load and analyze data with just a few mouse clicks.
In this op-ed, Michael Heldmann, the chief investment officer for the U.S. Systematic Equity team at Allianz Global Investors, argues that machine learning will not replace portfolio managers any time soon but machine learning has become a must-have for all investors—if they want to stay competitive.
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