13 Artificial Intelligence Trends for Investors to Watch

December 6. 2020. 8 mins read

“As soon as it works, nobody calls it AI anymore.” Those were the words of John McCarthy, a computer scientist who is considered one of the founding fathers of artificial intelligence. It makes you wonder when artificial intelligence (AI) will stop being a disruptive technology and just become something everyone uses to do things more efficiently. One way to gauge the maturity of any given technology is to see where it sits on the Gartner Hype Cycle. As it turns out, artificial intelligence has spawned its own Gartner Hype Cycle.

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2020

Credit: Gartner

On the far right sitting alone on the Plateau of Productivity are GPUs. They’re what made NVIDIA the largest semiconductor manufacturing company in the world, and just one of 28 different categories of artificial intelligence identified by the MBAs over at Gartner.

A few months ago, we wrote about 9 Technology Trends You Should Know For 2021 and noted how the nomenclature of technology changes faster than the technology itself. Are there really 28 different categories of artificial intelligence, or is this just another example of w

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