This week 20 years ago IBM’s Deep Blue defeats Gary Kasparov in a game of chess. Deep Blue’s victory against Kasparov represented a major milestone in the history of AI. But its win was more a testament to the brilliance of its team of programmers and grandmasters, as well as to the computational power of the contemporary hardware, than to any inherent intelligence in the program itself.
Picking up on the topic I covered in my recent thought piece on in Democracy innovation and return of social led engagement and drawing my series on Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robots to close prior to my visit to the future of work and workspace summit.
The combination of smartphones and apps was a gamechanger for productivity and interactivity, but this isn’t the end of it as the user interface is upgraded to voice. This piece will explore the rise of Bots or software programs that