Machine Learning: A new giant in the next 3-5 years?

Tim Merel offered another insight at the ARinAction event that was unrelated to augmented reality: “Computer Vision and Machine Learning are further into the cycle,” compared to augmented reality.

He predicted a new generation of AI giants could emerge in the next 3-5 years. Who will it be? That’s literally a billion-dollar question that is driving the VCs crazy. Of course there are the usual suspects (Google, Amazon, IBM, Facebook, etc.) but also consider that Chinese companies such as Baidu are also investing heavily in this area, and may be much further along than American companies.

On the other hand, maybe the next AI giant may come from an unexpected place, much like Amazon (1990s online book merchant) has emerged to become one of the leading online retailers, cloud service providers, and streaming content, not to mention grocery, logistics, and other services.

 

This is an excerpt from Priority Payload Report.