Opinion: Artificial intelligence – the perfect storm

Less than five years ago, the artificial intelligence (AI) market was valued at a few hundred million dollars. It was the calm before the storm. By current estimates, the AI market is projected to reach about $30 billion by 2020. The rate of adoption in both product development and end-product applications has been stunning, driven in large part by machine learning and natural language processing, which have created tangible business value. It’s a classic example of exponential...