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Investing in AI offers more rewards than risks

It’s difficult to predict how artificial intelligence technology will change over the next 10 to 20 years, but there are plenty of gains to be made. By 2018, robots will supervise more than 3 million human workers; by 2020, smart machines will be a top investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs. Everything from journalism to customer service is already being replaced by AI that’s increasingly able to replicate the …

How legacy brands and retailers can keep up with our tech-driven world

Mona Bijoor Crunch Network Contributor Mona Bijoor is the founder and chief executive of JOOR, an online wholesale clothing marketplace. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network The U.S. apparel industry is currently valued at $12 billion, and with the high number of dollars pouring into the retail economy, brands are looking to technology to foster deeper connections with consumers and elevate …

Retooling AI for the workplace

One of the first computers required punch cards. I repeat, punch cards. Yes, you would take a piece of paper with tiny holes and use it to interact with the device. Now we have computers the size of soda cans that sit in your house and control your lights, provide weather updates, solve math equations and tell jokes, all by simply speaking to them… and some …

Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem

Hossein Rahnama is founder and chief product officer at Flybits and a professor at MIT and Ryerson University. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Artificial intelligence pops up as a buzzword every few years, but it has never moved beyond novelty status. This time, though, it is here to stay, and startups are poised to drive the AI economy forward. Indeed, …