AI 2017: Looking back and forth

First of all, we wish everyone an amazing new yearSome (or many) of you might feel last evening’s eff
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AI 2017: Looking back and forth
By City AI • Issue #9
First of all, we wish everyone an amazing new year
Some (or many) of you might feel last evening’s effects today, so grab a coffee and join us in reading about some AI. The first issue of our newsletter in 2017 has a few recent articles, but also a handful of the most popular articles from 2016 that are seriously worth taking a second look at! such as the AI revolution article from Wait but Why. We give you 9 predictions for 2017 on AI. Furthermore, an interesting story on how a hedge fund is building an AI based on it’s employees. Talking business, learn how AI is revolutionising the way we look at business.
Last but not least, we give you a glimpse of what City AI will deliver to you in 2017. AI might not dramatically change this year, but given the pace of developments and positive predictions, we are eager to learn where it’s going.
Enjoy the read on this brand new day,
The City AI team

What made buzz this week
9 predictions for AI in 2017
AI has been hot in 2016, and it’s not cooling off anytime soon. Here are nine predictions to watch for in 2017 according to Venturebeat.
An AI to run everything
Bridgewater wants day-to-day management—hiring, firing, decision-making—to be run by an AI based program that doles out instructions.
Artificial Intelligence is changing organisations and AI offers new business models for organisations that adopt this technology. This article serves to categorise different AI companies and  their business models.
Awesome articles of 2016
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1 - Wait But Why
This has been one of the most entertaining and interesting articles on AI; the topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Containing all interesting news sources, experts to follow, events to attend (ours!) and more: this article serves as food for all your AI-driven hunger.
The great A.I. awakening - The New York Times
Long but interesting and relevant piece in a way similar to wait but why: how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
Sam Harris: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
Sam Harris brilliantly explains the role of AI in human evolution and why it could pose an opportunity or possible treat, 
Intelligent machines startup landscape 2016
This overview wouldn’t be complete without a complete AI startup landscape of 2016. 2017 will no doubt bring even more. 
Wat to expect from City AI in 2017
We are excited to announce that from early January - we will have more than 20 cities joining our community. Keep an eye on City AI for the most up-to-date standing of our community.
As for events, we remind you of the following 3 events:
- Sofia AI - 26 January by Hacker.Works
- Budapest AI - 3 February by Attila Agod (registration soon)
Are you interested in becoming a city founder?  Please contact us directly on our contacts page or by emailing our awesome community manager: Simona Mickmanova at 
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That’s it. Predictions, business and funds aside - we hope you enjoyed going through our selection of articles from 2016. 
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Enjoy the remainder of the first day of 2017, have a great start of the week and stay with us to see what AI will bring in 2017!
Recovering from Champagne,
The City AI team
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