AI applications, chips, deep tech, and geopolitics in 2019: The stakes have never been higher

AI applications, chips, deep tech, and geopolitics in 2019: The stakes have never been higher

The state of AI in 2019 report analysis with report author, AI expert, and venture capitalist Nathan Benaich continues. High-profile applications, funding, and the politics of AI

It’s the time of the season for AI reports. As we noted earlier, the last few days saw the publication of not 1, but three top-notch reports on the state of AI. People working in VCs have authored all of them, and keeping a close eye on all things AI: From technological breakthroughs to implications in the economy and society at large.

Having covered key technological breakthroughs already, we extend the discussion on the implications of AI with Nathan Benaich, co-author of the State of AI Report 2019, Air Street Capital and RAAIS founder. Benaich co-authored the report with AI angel investor and UCL IIPP visiting professor Ian Hogarth.

Benaich and Hogarth have also drawn on the expertise of prominent figures such as Google AI Researcher and the lead of Keras Deep Learning framework François Chollet, VC and AI thought leader Kai-Fu Lee, and Facebook AI Researcher Sebastian Riedel.

Much of the Q&A with Benaich focused on the geopolitics of AI. That’s not to say Benaich and Hogarth’s report does not cover topics such as talent, infrastructure, or applications — it does, extensively. But with such a full plate, one has to pick.

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