Artificial Intelligence Is Center Stage at Brainstorm Tech: Eye on A.I.

These days, executives at big companies come in two flavors, it seems: Those who have already invested in artificial intelligence to sift through their business data and those are considering investing. That’s why A.I. is a key theme at this year’s Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., a three-day event that kicked off Monday. […]

What People Get Wrong About China and Artificial Intelligence

China is close to becoming the world’s leader in artificial intelligence, according to conventional wisdom. But Jeffrey Ding, leader of all things China at the Center for the Governance of AI at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, has a much different take: China’s prowess in artificial intelligence is exaggerated. Ding’s take on China and […]

Artificial Intelligence Hype Meets Reality: Eye on A.I.

Despite all the hype about artificial intelligence, most executives expect that it will take years before the cutting-edge technology gives their businesses a financial lift. Their long-term view was laid out by consulting firm KPMG in a recent survey of 400 executives, all of whom had artificial intelligence projects in progress within their companies. The […]

Worrying About Artificial Intelligence Starting a Nuclear War: Eye on A.I.

An organization that won the Nobel Prize in 2017 for its work to eliminate nuclear weapons is sounding the alarm about the possibility of artificial intelligence leading to unintended wars. Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is worried that hackers could breach A.I. technologies that are used in nuclear […]

Artificial Intelligence Is About to Make Ransomware Hack Attacks Even Scarier

A year ago, network security specialists spotted a worrying new trend: hackers began unleashing ransomware attacks on really big targets–America’s cities. Atlanta, Baltimore, and Greenville, N.C. would later grind to a halt after devastating computer outages disrupted everything from the collection of parking tickets to the sale of new homes. The next big thing that […]

Here’s How Much Companies Are Spending on Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I.

Some companies are spending over $5 million on artificial-intelligence projects, showing just how serious businesses are getting about the cutting-edge technology. The finding comes from a survey of over 300 companies by Figure Eight, a business that helps customers label their data. The results, published in late May, provides a glimpse into how quickly companies […]

The Next Generation of Robots Will Be Powered By Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I.

Robots must be smarter if they’re going to pack boxes in warehouses, scan inventory in stores, and even care for the elderly. The rise of machine learning in recent years is making that possible. Steady innovation has led to robots that can independently “learn” to navigate tight corridors and grasp delicate objects without crushing them. […]

Google Plans One of Its Biggest Acquisitions Ever In Bid to Bolster Its Cloud Business

Google’s plans to bolster its cloud computing business by buying data analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion. The deal, announced Thursday, is the biggest move so far under Google[/f500link] Cloud chief Thomas Kurian. He joined Google earlier this year to establish Google’s cloud unit as a formidable rival against larger cloud computing companies like Amazon […]

Eye on A.I.— Introducing Fortune’s New Brainstorm A.I. Conference

Artificial intelligence promises to revolutionize business by making it possible for computers to translate languages, identify people in photos, and analyze data to find new ways to make money. But despite these advances, most companies haven’t incorporated A.I. into their operations because it’s either too complicated, too expensive, or too early. With that in mind, […]

Eye on A.I.— Why Hardware Is So Important to A.I.’s Future

Using artificial intelligence successfully isn’t just about software. Companies are quickly realizing that the hardware it runs on and is trained on is also critical. Take the example of Google, a leader in A.I. Last week, during its annual developer conference in Mountain View, Calif., the company debuted its new line of Internet-connected home products […]