“In short, very soon, companies will be divided between those who are able to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning for their day-to-day operations, and those that continue to operate as they always have, making them much less productive and much more unpredictable”
Woe betide any firm that isn’t investing in the discipline in a structured way.
But ML is still very hard because getting to work, debugging it and optimising it becomes exponential harder than ordinary programming. Here is a very clear explanation by Zayd Enam. GOOD READ
We should expect that every image ever taken can be searched or analyzed, and some kind of insight extracted, at massive scale. Every glossy magazine archive is now a structured data set, and so is every video feed. With that incentive (and that smarthone supply chain) far more images and video will be captured.