The rise of artificial intelligence is expected to change human life. Many technological giants and innovative start-ups are keen to devote themselves to the field of artificial intelligence. They seem to swear that artificial intelligence will usher in the best era. Start-ups facing the field of artificial intelligence seem to be more concerned by the capital market. But at the same time, it is also worrying: will the rapid development of artificial intelligence lead to industrial bubbles?
A go man-machine battle has shocked the whole world, but at the same time, it also makes AI enter people's vision quickly. With the increasing investment of IT giants at home and abroad such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Baidu and Ali in the field of artificial intelligence, the BBC predicts that the artificial intelligence market will continue to grow at a high speed and the global market will reach 18.3 billion US dollars by 2020, which is about 119 billion RMB.
Many insiders believe that qualitative change nodes have emerged, and investment opportunities in the field of artificial intelligence will continue to emerge. Domestic and foreign technology giants, whether through their own research and development or through acquisition, have stepped up their distribution in the field of artificial intelligence, hoping to take the lead in this field.
Firstly, the chip giants of computing processing and information storage, such as Intel, NVIDIA and other companies, are in the upstream of this field. They provide computing processing capacity and related solutions for the downstream industry chain. They determine the depth of the development of artificial intelligence. Secondly, the original data acquisition parties in the big data industry chain, including operators, BAT, Microsoft, Google and other companies that control the Internet entrance, they grasp the necessary data resources for machine learning, which determines the breadth of the development of artificial intelligence.
In addition, there are research and development groups of artificial intelligence technology, in which automatic driving, in-depth learning, speech recognition and image recognition have their own leading companies and teams. Directly led by technology giants, such as Google Autopilot, IBM Waston, Baidu Autopilot and Speech Recognition; outstanding representatives of laboratories and start-ups, such as DeepMind in-depth study; in addition, Tesla Autopilot, Kodaxunfei Speech Recognition and so on.
Under the catalysis of capital, relevant start-ups have sprung up. According to CBInsights, a venture capital data company, global AI start-ups raised about $45 million in 2010, which was ***d to $310 million in 2015, and increased to $602 million in the first quarter of 2016. In the first two quarters, more than 200 related start-ups received venture capital funds. It is easy to see that a lot of resources and capital are pouring into AI.
But with the rapid development of artificial intelligence, the virtual fire industry is also rising. At the recent global summit on artificial intelligence and robotics, many investors admitted at the summit that there is a bubble in the field of AI.
Liu Wei, ***utive director of Lenovo star, said that some high-ranking talents in the field of artificial intelligence have been determined to start their own business. Venture capital has also prepared money. At this time, there are many typical bubbles on the draught.
Song wo capital, Li Wei, does not deny the industrial bubble. But he believes that any area will have bubbles at the very beginning, and the influx of capital will accelerate the development of the industry. The most important thing is to grasp the problem. "Don't be overly afraid of bubbles. If the bubble is not enough, the industry will not develop, the bubble will be too much, and the development of the industry will not be healthy. He believes that the field of AI is very large, including the underlying technologies, applications and so on. The bottom technology is the most important, but the investment of the bottom technology is huge, not only depending on VC, but also need the support of national funds.
A seemingly giant game, now blossoming everywhere, not to mention "artificial intelligence" seems to be difficult to walk the river and lake. This technology driven artificial intelligence wants to change the world. Until now, the virtual fire continues to rise. Perhaps after 2016, you will see a bunch of fish patted to death on the beach. Although they are in the limelight, the results are few and the technical achievements are questioned. Therefore, eliminating gimmicks and promoting the development of AI technology and the transformation of commercial achievements are the only way to enter the future intelligent life.