IMore and more companies like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google or IBM are offering AI services in the cloud. This includes services for image and speech recognition or for designing recommendation systems. In this way, artificial intelligence should be easier to use and spread. We talk about this in the current episode of our podcast with Constantin Gonzalez from Amazon Web Services.
In his ten years of experience with cloud and AI technologies, Gonzalez has witnessed the change in the AI industry: “AI used to be the domain of experts. Cloud customers brought their own AI expertise and only wanted additional computing capacity to develop their own solutions. Nowadays almost everyone can use AI services and thus indirectly fall back on the extensive AI know-how of the large cloud providers”.
This also makes it possible for industries that are far from AI to develop such intelligent solutions: “I wouldn’t have thought that the Bundesliga would become an AI company either – but they have become,” says Gonzales. If image analysis and artificial intelligence are combined, the goal probabilities of the game situation can be shown in real time during the soccer game.
Medium-sized companies can use AI without having the necessary experts on board. For example, they can stick sensors on their machines or systems so that the cloud can be used to learn how these systems normally sound. If something isn’t right, factory employees receive a message on their mobile phones: “Please take a look at pump no. 13, it’s been behaving strangely for the past 3 hours”.
The episode is part of our podcast “Artificial Intelligence”. He explores the questions of what AI can do, where it is used, what it has already changed and what contribution it can make in the future. With Peter Buxmann and Holger Schmidt, the FAZ brought two proven AI experts on board for the podcast: Both research and teach the potential of AI and its effects on the economy and work at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Peter Buxmann holds the chair for business informatics
and has been dealing with the applications of AI, digital transformation and data-based business models for many years. His podcast partner Holger Schmidt is a digital economist, speaker and author. His core topics are AI, platform economy and digital business models. In each episode, the two hosts take up a new aspect of artificial intelligence, explain connections and provide precise classifications. The episodes are around thirty minutes long and appear monthly on the first Monday.