Intelligent London: inside the AI revolution taking over the city

When it comes to making predictions about technology it’s easy to end up looking daft. Take Thomas Watson, who was chairman of IBM in 1943 when he boldly claimed: “There’s a world market for maybe five computers.”

But every few decades a new technology emerges that really does have the potential to reshape the world around us — like the combustion engine, the computer or the internet.

When it looks like one of those paradigm shifts is on the verge of happening, it’s definitely worth taking a closer look — because the real-world consequences could affect all of us.

Today, we do seem to be on the verge of a paradigm shift — and it’s all to do with a branch of computer science known as artificial intelligence.

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