Thoughts about Artificial Intelligence

  • The artificial intelligence revolution


    The artificial intelligence revolution
    Artificial intelligence is promising to reshape the tech and economic landscape. The promise is here but what is the reality of artificial intelligence behind the scenes ?
  • Automatons


    Automatons are the primary form of artificial intelligence. Though they are not the most evolved form of AI, they can take care of basic tasks formerly done by humans.
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning


    Machine Learning and Deep Learning
    Machine learning are almost the exclusivity of Google, Facebook, Amazon and university labs.
  • Intelligent Agents


    Intelligent Agents
    Intelligent agents are what we ordinary refer when we think about artificial intelligence

At the time of the rise of artificial intelligence, Africa - or rather "Africas" - has all the assets to succeed. South Africa, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo can recover. Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya can confirm their ambitions of emerging countries. Algeria must refrain from taking two steps back after a step forward. For the whole continent, it takes audacity and patience, and the courage of openness. Africa has nothing to fear from globalization, it must not be locked in on itself.

The second type of tasks AI can manage is data analysis. Arficial intelligence laboratories insides the GAFAM companies work for most of their time on the analysis of titanesque quantities of data that they collect from billions of users. Those technologies are called Machine Learning or Deep Learning according the level of complexity of the analytics methods that are used.

So, how to manage this artificial intelligence problem, when you are a digital manager or a CEO ? AI can, first of all, automate some tasks : automatons can be robots in factories that cut, assemble and control quality of production.

Integrated into the economy, gradually disorganized at the initiative of disrupters or more planned by large companies, automatons, learning systems, analytical agents and assistants have the potential to significantly alter the productive system and finally generate the productivity gains that have been expected for the last thirty years, since the digital revolution started and that still have not  shown.

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