Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been described as “the ultimate breakthrough technology” (Satya Nadella, Microsoft). Five of the world’s ten most valuable companies – Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft – are repositioning to become AI-first organisations. While the last ten years have been about building a world that is mobile-first, “in the next ten years, we will shift to a world that is AI-first.” (Sundar Pichai, Google).
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PART 1: An introduction to AI
1. What is AI?
2. Why is AI important?
3. Why is AI coming of age today?
PART 2: The applications, implications and adoption of AI
4. The applications of AI
5. The implications of AI
6. The adoption of AI
7. The growth of AI services
PART 3: Early stage AI companies in the UK
8. The dynamics of UK AI
9. AI entrepreneurs' perspectives
PART 4: Investing in AI
10. An investment framework for AI
The State of AI 2017
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The State of AI 2017: Inflection Point
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been described as "the ultimate br