Last week, MIT Technology Review held a conference focused on artificial intelligence (AI). I’ll gripe just once about the poor technology, both in the video conferencing and the conference web site and agenda management. The problems were serious, and I didn’t expect that, but muddling through that mess brought me to some interesting talks. This column will focus on events on the first and third days, as the middle day was more research oriented and real world impact is what interests me.
The keynote had two parts. First, we heard from the ubiquitous