Posted on LinkedIn.
I got the following question from the editor of an internet news site:
In about 100 words, what do you think will happen in the course of 2021 with respect to artificial intelligence(AI), machine learning(ML) or their applications in various industries?
Here is my reply:
This year more and more people will realize the gap between highly-hyped AI technologies and real business problems.
Although AI, especially deep learning, has been advertised as a technology that had eliminated the need for tedious manual work in any problem, they will learn that the reality is not that simple, except for a few specific tasks such as image recognition and NLP. Complex business problems will remain complex. General-purpose AI technologies can only solve general problems.
However, the process of disillusionment will encourage more down-to-earth discussions on AI empowerment in business data analytics.
What do you think?