Artificial Intelligence is no longer just hype: it is a reality. Artificial Intelligence-based approaches, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning, are becoming more realistic within the technology industry. We have today very efficient NLP engines as well as powerful ML and deep learning algorithms available. In a recent article on WIRED, I remember reading about the death of code (programs and programming) and how we will soon be training systems like we train our pets.

Machine Learning involves learning from examples and experiences: it’s all about digesting huge volumes of data. IBM and Memorial Sloan Kettering are training Watson in Oncology using the massive amount of patient medical records across the world. Watson learns from how doctors treat cancer patients worldwide, similar to how a medical student learns but on a larger scale.

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