by Barb Darrow, World Economic Forum
Microsoft Research’s female contingent makes their calls for AI breakthroughs to come.
Seventeen Microsoft researchers—all of whom happen to be women this year—have made their calls for what will be hot in the burgeoning realm of artificial intelligence (AI) in the next decade.
Ripping a page out of the IBM 5 for 5 playbook, Microsoft likes to use these annual predictions to showcase the work of its hotshot research brain trust. Some of the picks are already familiar. One is about how advances in deep learning—which endows computers with human-like thought processes—will make computers or other smart devices more intuitive and easier to use. This is something we’ve all heard before, but the work is not done, I guess.