OpEd: AI’s in a bubble: here’s why we should build it anyways

Our co-CEO Stephen Piron’s recent opinion piece in The Globe & Mail reflects on our current AI moment’s eery similarity to the Dot Com Boom, leading to overinflated expectations about what the technology can deliver in the near-term. Luckily there’s a way to forge ahead. In the article, Stephen makes the case for taking a long-term approach:

This ultimately requires both the startups and big businesses developing AI systems to take a long-term view, swapping out the promise of shiny things for an appreciation of realistic timelines. Through collaboration, technology and business experts can keep expectations high while still iterating step-by-step toward an organization’s long-term AI vision.

Get Stephen’s full perspective on creating long-term value with AI by reading the complete piece here.

OpEd: AI’s in a bubble: here’s why we should build it anyways

December 20, 2018