We post news about AI advancements on a regular basis on this blog, but how can we resist when so many companies are exploring the power of this field? The latest company to fully invest in the trend towards AI-powered technology is Intel. In late March, they announced the formation of the Intel Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG), an organization that intends to consolidate the company’s AI efforts across all its divisions.
This move towards unifying AI projects isn’t simply a pivot towards the future; Intel has invested heavily in AI development. Over the past two years, Intel has acquired an AI-processor startup, a computer-vision developer, a driverless car developer, and an FPGA manufacturer. Each of these acquisitions either gives Intel an entry point to specific AI development targets or provides a technology to support AI development.
AI is one of the leading trends in modern software development, with far-reaching applications in many domains. It holds the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology, but it is also difficult to fully comprehend and master, even for those at the forefront of the field. Intel is simply taking the initial steps to become a major player in AI. If AI development is something that you or your company wishes to look into, how will you start? Perhaps you’ll read Machine Learning Using C# Succinctly to get a sense of the broad ideas at the base of much AI research. However you do it, AI has the potential to reshape software far beyond what we can easily imagine today. If you are working on an AI project and would like to share what you’re doing, let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.