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Me: “Alexa, tell me what will happen in 2019.”
Amazon AI: “Do you want to open ‘this day in history’?”
Me: “Alexa, give me a prediction for 2019.”
Amazon AI: “The crystal ball is clouded, I can’t tell.”
My conversation with Amazon’s “smart speaker” or “intelligent voice assistant” just about sums up the present state of “artificial intelligence” (AI) at home, the office, and the factory: Try a few times and sooner or later you will probably get the correct action the human intelligence behind it programmed it to perform.
What will be the state of AI in 2019?
The following list features 120 senior executives involved with AI, all peering into their not-so-clouded crystal ball, and promising less hype and more practical, precise, and narrow AI.