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AI to Dominate Global Tech Trends in 2018

Trend Summary: Artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate the future IT landscape,

According to the BBC's technology of business editor Matthew Wall, the dominant global tech trends in 2018 will be Artificial intelligence [AI] closely followed by ...

... cyber-security.

Whether helping to identify diseases and develop new drugs, or powering driverless cars and air traffic management systems, the consensus is that AI will start to deliver in 2018, justifying last year's sometimes hysterical hype.

The key question, asks Mr Wall, is how much freedom should we give AI-powered systems to make their own decisions without human intervention?

Almost by stealth, AI is infiltrating almost all aspects of our working lives, from machine learning algorithms improving the accuracy of translation software, to call centre chatbots answering our questions.

According to Luka Crnkovic-Friis, chief executive of Peltarion, a Swedish AI specialist: "AI-powered chatbots will continue to get better at conveying information that can help consumers make better, more informed purchase decisions."

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[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

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