What is it: Designed to loosely emulate the human brain, deep-learning AI systems can spot tumors, drive cars and write text, showing spectacular results in a lab setting but therein lies the catch. When it comes to using technology in the unpredictable real world, AI sometimes falls short.
Why Important: AI is not yet ready for prime time. Furthermore, it is hard to know when it will be. Companies should consider cultivating high-quality data — lots of it — and hiring people to do the work that AI is not ready to do.