The resurgence of artificial intelligence in recent years has been fueled by both the advent of cheap, available mass processing capacity and breakthroughs in AI algorithms that allow them to scale and tackle more complex problems. Interestingly, this recent trend is reminiscent of the personal computing revolution of the ’80s, when cheaper and more available computing became a catalyst for mass “computerization” of numerous industries. Much like AI today, computers and computerization felt cutting edge and new, so companies were setting up computing departments and computerization task forces. By the standards of those days, we are all computer specialists today.
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