State of AI Report 2020
It’s been a curious year for AI — with important breakthroughs in NLP and drug discovery tempered by AI’s to-date modest contributions in the fight against Covid-19.
Compiled with my friend Ian Hogarth during the pandemic, this year’s State of AI Report (https://www.stateof.ai/) is a remedy to fears of a new AI winter, and we hope a much needed reminder of the extent of innovation and progress carrying on despite the present circumstances.
However, our report also demonstrates just how much of this innovation is enabled by massive computing infrastructure that is increasingly in the hands of big tech companies.
We need to think carefully about what this means for the future of AI innovation, but also acknowledge that we are seeing more and more AI-first startups implementing the core ideas that emerge from this research.
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