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After the Splash: Why AI Went from the Next Big Thing to Headline Fatigue

When you look back at the last few decades  of tech media coverage, there are some standout topics that have sustained long interest cycles -- the rise of the internet, the advent of mobile apps, cloud — and most recently, artificial intelligence (AI).

AI has been a lightning rod for media coverage over the past four years, but according to a research report conducted by Merritt Group’s tech PR experts, the volume of AI coverage began to level out beginning in 2017.

Topics: public relations artificial intelligence ai machine learning technology

Did A Robot Write This Blog Post?

 

I was weaving my way through Washington, D.C. traffic last week on the way to a client meeting when I caught an interesting story on 1A radio about “Artificial Intelligence. Real News?” For once, sitting in the car for an extended period is going to be a good thing, I thought. Excellent.   

My ears initially perked when I heard about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the royal wedding coverage transforming some of today’s major newsrooms. The panel of guests was impressive: The Washington Post Artificial intelligence guru Jeremy Gilbert; Nick Rockwell chief technology officer at The New York Times; Rubina Madan Fillion, director of audience engagement for The Intercept; and John Keefe, a developer at Quartz Bot Studio, professor at CUNY Grad School of Journalism and former editor of Data News at WNYC.

Topics: thought leadership artificial intelligence content marketing

Deep Learning for Business: The Tech That’s Transforming Big Data

Technology companies are always looking for the next big thing, and at Merritt Group it’s our job to be on top of the latest trends, so our clients are always one step ahead when they’re strategizing the future of their companies. For the past few years, it’s been big data — a field that’s still having a huge impact. But now, it’s deep learning.

Topics: artificial intelligence

Could AI Be the Answer to America’s Doctor Shortage?

Artificial intelligence is ready for the health care industry, but is the health care industry ready for AI?

As AI progresses, it is incorporating more machine learning into its methodologies. For machine learning applications, a model is fed a large amount of data, like patient MRI images. Then the algorithm interprets these images to determine which contains a tumor and which does not. For someone in computer science, this seems straightforward. But for doctors, who have to close the loop by discussing outcomes and diagnoses with patients, reliance on technology to do previously manual work leaves many with doubts.

Topics: Healthcare artificial intelligence

Will AI Best All Humans Tasks by 2060? Experts Say Not So Fast

By 1997, computers were better than humans at chess. By 10 years later, they were better at driving cars than the average teenager, and they were better at playing Chinese game Go, rated 300 times harder than chess. But what if by 2060, artificial intelligence proved better at absolutely everything?

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