As AI technologies multiply, how do you sort fact from fiction? Register now for our upcoming VB Live event and find out. We’ll be tackling the AI legends and the AI realities, breaking down the potential that AI has for your bottom line, and giving you a glimpse of the future of AI for business.

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Gartner has placed artificial intelligence right at the top of its 10 major strategic technology trends for 2017 because we’ve reached a tipping point. There are AI use cases in almost every industry, service, application, and more, and a feeling of urgency in the air as the technology becomes more sophisticated, more ubiquitous, and more available from the hundreds of vendors popping up to take advantage of your Fear of Missing Out.

IDC forecasts that worldwide revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence systems will reach $12.5 billion in 2017 — that’s an astounding increase of 59.3 percent from 2016. And as companies jump faster and faster on board, the research firm says we’ll see compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.4 percent through 2020, when revenues will be more than $46 billion.

Frankly, that’s kind of nuts. In a good way. Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and deep learning are are completely transforming how consumers and enterprises work, learn, and play in a million different, fascinating ways.

Perhaps more importantly, cognitive and AI systems are also quickly becoming one of those differentiators that mean the difference between staying competitive and getting left completely behind. It’s one of those watershed moments where you’ll invest, or you’ll spend the next five years kicking yourself.

So, you need to make it a key part of IT infrastructure. And that’s where conviction ends, and confusion and complexity rises up to take its place. Cognitive and AI software platforms provide the tools and technologies to analyze, organize, access, and provide advisory services based on a range of structured and unstructured information. But how will that work for you? Where does it fit into your organization? Can you fire all your employees and replace them with chatbots?

The tech is omnipresent, but it’s still early-days enough that making that investment is very much taking a step into the unknown. Don’t go it alone — join this VB Live event where we’ll dive into the myths and realities of artificial intelligence, figuring out what you need and where to start, and what the future holds for AI. Don’t miss out!

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In this webinar you’ll explore:

  • Myths and realities of AI replacing vs. augmenting staff functions
  • How to bake AI into your business strategy
  • On- and offline use cases for AI
  • The future of AI for business


  • Avinash Gangadharan, Sr Director of Engineering, Walmart
  • Allen Sebrell, Senior Manager E-Commerce Team, Amtrak
  • Deep Varma, Director of Engineering, Trulia
  • Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, Venturebeat
  • Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat