Just over a year ago, at the end of 2018 we closed Netek; my emotion AI company. The reason? Just like every startup that’s funded, we ran out of money. I tried over many months to raise more money. We had the tech and the team. But when I took the reigns as CEO I knew that the technology was still in it’s nascent stage and would need to evolve further than what the industry was operating on.
There are 10 key technologies that will drive the Next Economy, the one that underpins them all is artificial intelligence. And while AI is already delivering value, many challenges are left to be overcome before it truly reaches its potential.
As someone who’s developed emotion recognition technology and have talked to leaders, organizations and groups about the limits of artificial intelligence, I was delighted to read a contrarian perspective on artificial intelligence on the NY Times: Gary Marcus argues that AI must account for basic concepts of how the world works, like time, space, and causality, beyond statistical pattern detection, before it can earn our trust.
The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies, underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. At this point, AI is blogged and reported about intensely on a day-to-day basis. Still, unless you’re in the trenches, we don’t know how companies are adopting the technology.
The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies, underpinned by artificial intelligence. AI will affect all areas of our lives, given that it’s a hot topic of conversation, and one every organization should be discussing, the below stats will give you a better understanding of AI’s current state and its future scope:
Just over a year ago I became CEO of Netek, where we developed emotion recognition technology through cameras and EEG. In just over a year, I’ve learned many things about this exciting technology and how the field of affective computing, emotion recognition technology, is in the beginning stages. We need to get the science right for this industry to become interesting and take off; specifically the theory of emotions that underpins the technology.