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AI Wars - The big boys are getting A.I serious

The wars have began and what is evident is they are here to stay. However the battleground is not in the immediate results but who can set themselves up for the future with the best resource and infrastructure.

Resource is critical, Microsoft have a team of over 5000 focusing here, Google, Amazon, Twitter and FaceBook are not too far behind, however the challenge is finding the talent who have the skills. Interesting conundrum for a rapidly rising industry to be in and how to move quickly into this space.

Cloud based AI services is this our future, building capabilities to the masses that they don't have to build themselves?

At Rush we are hiring at the moment for talent in this new world, however the really challenge is trying to work out who and what we are hiring for as this new world is a war zone and traditional rules don't apply!

This new Cloud Machine Learning Group is the latest example of AI not only re-shaping the technology that Google uses, but also changing how the company organizes and operates its business. Google is not alone in this rapid re-orientation. Amazon is building a similar group cloud computing group for AI. Facebook and Twitter have created internal groups akin to Google Brain, the team responsible for infusing the search giant’s own tech with AI. And in recent weeks, Microsoft reorganized much of its operation around its existing machine learning work, creating a new AI and research group under executive vice president Harry Shum, who began his career as a computer vision researcher.

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