All the hype is around the uptake in A.I. and chatbots, The likes of Facebook and Kik are taking on more and more chatbots every week. However the real world is still trying to work out how it will effect our day to day worlds. Will robots replace us? Will we have jobs in 20 years time? The answer at this stage is a resounding yes, as it states in this piece we still need humans, we are the missing ingredient to a successful robot or A.I. experience. The human touch or the intuition of human thinking that machines just can't do right now. They can't change their thinking based on the circumstance or the changing world. Most of all they will never be the leader, the will never be the boss and they will never be the preferred method of decision making. Well you never say never right?
Funding in artificial intelligence startups has increased more than fourfold — to $681 million in 2015, from $145 million in 2011 — according to the market research firm CB Insights. The firm estimates that new investments will reach $1.2 billion this year, up 76 percent from last year. It’s clear that hopes are high, but, as with any technology, there are limitations. In this case, the technology is the limitation. It took six decades for the first A.I. platform to pass the Turing Test, and we are most likely at least another six decades away from machines being able to ever act without the help of humans — if, indeed, that day ever comes.