Artificial intelligence: Five stories about algorithms hitting the wall

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Two narratives have changed the perception of AI in recent years. One was that of bewilderment over new opportunities. The other described anxieties over being disempowered by machines and predicted a host of adverse impacts, such as mass layoffs. By now, such emotions have cooled off, replaced by calm analysis. We can now see more clearly both the strengths of algorithmic technologies and their limitations. Let us take a closer look at the latter. Some of the predictions regarding AI have never come true, others have turned out to be much less exciting than originally conceived. We are now aware…...

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Norbert Biedrzycki Head of Services CEE at Microsoft. Leads Microsoft services in 36 countries which include business and technology consulting, in particular in areas such as big data and AI, business applications, cybersecurity, premium and cloud services. Previously, as a Vice President Digital McKinsey, responsible for CEE, providing holistic combination of strategic consulting, digital transformation through rapid deployment of business applications, big data solutions and advanced analytics, business use of artificial intelligence, blockchain and IoT. Prior to that, Norbert was as the President of the Management Board and CEO of Atos Polska, and was also the CEO of ABC Data S.A. and the President of the Management Board and CEO of Sygnity S.A. He had previously also worked for McKinsey as a partner and, at the beginning of his career, he was the head of Oracle's consulting and business development services. Norbert's passion is technology – he is interested in robotization, automation, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, VR, AR, and IoT and the impact modern technologies have on our economy and society. You can read more on this on his blog.