The state of AI in 2020: democratization, industrialization, and the way to artificial general intelligence

After releasing what may well have been the most comprehensive report on the State of AI in 2019, Air Street Capital and RAAIS founder Nathan Benaich and AI angel investor, and UCL IIPP Visiting Professor Ian Hogarth are back for more.

In the State of AI Report 2020 released today, Benaich and Hogarth outdid themselves. While the structure and themes of the report remain mostly intact, its size has grown by nearly 30 percent. This is a lot, especially considering their 2019 AI report was already a 136 slide long journey on all things AI.

The State of AI Report 2020 is 177 slides long, and it covers technology breakthroughs and their capabilities, supply, demand and concentration of talent working in the field, large platforms, financing and areas of application for AI-driven innovation today and tomorrow, special sections on the politics of AI, and predictions for AI.

ZDNet caught up

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The Democratization Of Opportunity Through Technology

Gary Fowler is a serial AI entrepreneur with 15 startups and an IPO. He is CEO and Co-Founder of GSD Venture Studios and Yva.ai.

Mad scientist. Genius. Visionary. Delusional. Nikola Tesla’s name evoked a wide variety of opinions 150 years ago. But today, many regard him as one of the most influential scientists who, in many ways, foresaw the development of the world we live in now.

The Serbian-American scientist’s genius inspired such inventions as the radio, power grids and even Elon Musk’s electric car. These are things we so seamlessly use today — and even take for granted. Tesla registered around 300 patents, and he developed a few progressive and unusual ideas that, although they didn’t pass as realistic at the time, are possible today.

For example, the “thought camera” he believed could “read” the image in a person’s mind is the precedent for the mind-reading algorithms

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