At the recent VentureBeat’s Transform event, I had the opportunity to interview Intel’s CTO for Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG), Amir Khosrowshahi, on stage about how AI will change marketing. AI for marketing isn’t some futuristic set of tools. Real work can be accomplished with AI today. For example, available AI technologies enable image recognition, content matching and recommendation engines. Additionally, new voice interfaces and chatbots are fueled by AI functions such as natural language processing and sentiment analysis.
While much of the AI discussion has focused on what underlying processor technology to use and how to design algorithms, it’s important to remember that there’s no single technique or technology for building AI. For example, graphical processor units (GPU) have gained attention in the AI arena, but many companies are using CPUs for AI as well. Why? One reason is that everyone has CPUs. Additionally, as companies transition workloads to the cloud, existing CPU resources are available for AI.