WTSA-16 Highlights: The importance of Artificial Intelligence (VIDEO)

si-ai-blog“Ten years from now, almost every product or service will have some component of AI to it,” says Neil Sahota, WorldWide Business Development Leader & IBM Master Inventor at IBM Watson Group. “By 2020, 90% of data will be video or image. We don’t have the computing power to process it.”

These were among the views expressed by Sahota in a panel discussion on AI held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITU-T.

“Only AI has the power to analyze the data to solve the problems facing our future,” said renowned AI expert and futurist Stephen Ibaraki, the moderator of the panel which also included Thomas Wiegand, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, and Mike Hinchey, Director of the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (Lero).

The panel closed with an announcement that ITU would co-host a two-day event on “AI for Social Good” with IBM Watson’s XPrize in mid-July 2017.

To learn more about what’s next for AI, watch the video below of an ITU News interview with Stephen Ibaraki.

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