Appearance of Intelligence
The AFR published a few articles today, covering the topic of 'Artificial Intelligence'. They included comments such as "the local business sector is well behind foreign competitors", "totally unprepared" and "we have to catch up". CSIRO's CEO was quoted urging businesses to think carefully about how to "invest savings from new technology". There was also an article about 'ethical' AI development. Unsurprisingly, none of the articles explained what AI stands for. It is disconcerting to see so much debate about a topic that is so poorly understood. To correct this, during last week's Online Retailer conference Retail Directions clearly defined the concept and debunked the myths that surround AI and its use in business, particularly in retail. We will soon be publishing the proceedings of our AI session - watch this space!