✎ Issue #1 - The 3rd or 4th Industrial Revolution? Taking Ai Seriously!

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Everyman's Ai ✎ Digest

August 5 · Issue #1 · View online
➥ Your "Low-Tech" Artificial Intelligence briefing on practical and fast-track ideas to grow your business today!

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➥ Why Care:
SUMMARY: Articles 1 & 2 below debate whether we are in the 3rd or 4th Industrial Revolution which is defined by “exponential growth rate” brought on by digital transformation.  Regardless, Ai is a driving force of this rapid change and, as Andrew Ng, one of the foremost thinkers on the topic of artificial intelligence states, Ai “Is The New Electricity”.  It’s time to take Ai seriously, article #3.
1) The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A.I. what it means & how to respond | World Economic Forum
2) This is not the 4th Industrial Revolution. The World Economic Forum is wrong.
3) It's Time to Take A.I. Seriously
➥ A.I. Demystified:
SUMMARY: Access to pre-trained, machine learning (ML) solutions are readily available, e.g., Google Image Search will identify images you submit or recommend images based on your text.  Other vendors are offering ML as a service (MLaaS) - IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, to mention just a few, and have cloud based “cognitive” solutions that you “can plug and play”.
Why you don't need to understand machine learning algorithms
Cleaning Big Data: Most Time-Consuming, Least Enjoyable Data Science Task, Survey Says
➥ Cleaning Big Data: Most Time-Consuming, Least Enjoyable Data Science Task, Survey Says
➥ Turnkey A.I. Solutions:
SUMMARY:   To get the gist of this article and skip the high-tech stuff scroll down and read paragraph 4 & 5 above the infographic.  Basically, it explains that in 2016 there was a big uptick in out-of-the-box Ai enabled a.k.a. vertical software solutions that came to market.  What that means, “you don’t need to understand machine learning algorithms” and it’s less likely you will build vs. buy a turnkey solution.
The current state of machine intelligence 3.0
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About the Author:
My name is George Polzer.
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