Not all Artificial Intelligence is created equal. Depending on the problem it’s trying to solve, a particular AI solution originates in a few different ways. The average tech-forward firm interested in tapping AI to solve business challenges might create a small, in-house team of data scientists using a combination of custom and tweaked open source code. In other cases, proprietary AI research might even be purchased through a merger or acquisition—an acqui-hire, as it’s sometimes called.
As a leader in AI, IBM has found a middle ground and it’s leading them to some of the most compelling projects ever seen in the space. Just under two years ago, IBM opened the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, an industry research organization dedicated to soliciting and creating cutting-edge AI offerings in several different fields such as healthcare, security, and finance.
There is almost always a clear separation between academic research and industry application of emerging technologies, and AI is no diffe..Read More