Artificial Intelligence Makes Strides, but Has a Long Way to Go

ENLARGE Andrew Ng, chief scientist and AI guru of Chinese search giant Baidu, in 2012. Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME By Christopher Mims Christopher Mims The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @mims christophermims christopher.mims@wsj.com Updated Dec. 4, 2016 1:09 p.m. ET 2 COMMENTS Artificial intelligence is having a moment. Startups that claim to be using AI are attracting record levels of investment. Big tech companies are going all-in, draining universities of entire departments. Nearly 140 AI companies have been acquired since 2011, including 40 this year alone. AI is showing up in our everyday lives, as voice-recognition technology in our devices and image recognition in our Facebook and Google accounts. Now, Google parent Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are making some of their smarts available to other…


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