Chapter 1. The AI Workflow

Like so many technologies before and surely an infinite progression of technologies to come, a rtificial intelligence (AI) is the promising idea du jour. Due to recent advances in hardware and learning algorithms, new commercial-grade software platforms, and a proliferation of large datasets for training, any software developer can build an intelligent system that sees (for example, face recognition), listens (for example, writing emails by voice), and understands (for example, asking Amazon's Alexa or Google Home to set a reminder). With free off-the-shelf software, any company can have their own army of chatbots, automated sales agents customized to each potential customer, and a team of tireless web bots that scan ...

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