The Making of AI Snake Oil

Medicine Bottles

“I felt completely trapped, a prisoner in my own body.” These are the words of Joe Morris, a filmmaker from London. After a sore spot on his tongue would not heal, Joe decided to see a doctor. He was 31 years old and a non-smoker. It was supposed to be nothing, but the MRI showed a tumour that would need to be carved out and removed, taking along with it Joe’s ability to speak.

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AI: Fact versus Fiction

AI adoption inside U.S. companies  is soaring, with a recent PwC study concluding that 86 percent of 1,032 IT respondents believe that AI will be a mainstream technology for their companies in 2021. The problem, though, is that under closer inspection, some AI is nothing more than marketing hype once you look under the hood. For CIOs looking to integrate AI, what they need is a way to evaluate if an AI product or service is actually harnessing the power of AI– or if it’s a mirage.

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