There’s plenty of excitement around artificial intelligence -- Gartner places it at the top of its top 10 strategictechnology trends for 2017. Gartner says the
technology has reached a tipping point and AI is beginning to extend its tentacles into every service, thing, or application, and that it will become the primary
battleground for technology vendors looking to make money through 2020.
Interim CIO Christian McMahon, who is managing director at transformation specialist three25, acknowledges interest in AI has exploded recently, but he also voices a
word of caution.
“All the major corporations, accelerators, and venture capitalists are desperate to find a foothold,” he says. “However, I don’t think the current AI market is at a
stage where breakthrough technologies are about to be unveiled. Rather, it’s a vibrant market which seems more conceptual than one of tangible substance.”