Extract from article by Seth Earley
Artificial intelligence is hot, but also daunting. The latest advances — known variously as cognitive computing, machine learning, and deep learning — sound complicated and expensive. And they are, despite the enormous potential they bring to the marketplace. For many companies, the price tag and the commitment of resources are too high a hurdle. And for other reasons, even a giant like Apple is facing challenges.
But the good news is that the early dividends from AI are already within reach of most midsize companies as they look for ways to expand their digital boundaries.