Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

The history of the software industry is one of automating repetitive human processes. It started in finance and has spread more or less across all aspects of business and society. But that was largely a case of humans telling computers what to do and letting them get on with it by following rules. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) change all that, since the technologies can learn the best way to achieve something and continue to improve, augmented by human intelligence and effort.

AI is something 451 Research has been covering since 2001, starting with a focus on machine learning-driven text analytics to identify text in large data sets for intelligence purposes and branching out from there. Now with machine learning becoming embedded in all major business applications and automating tasks and processes within them, we believe that any applications that don't use it will ultimately fail. But the AI market is bigger than the technology industry as we know it now; it spans all types of manufacturing and services.


Market Insight

More Work On The Way For Infrastructure Teams, But AI And Machine Learning Give A Helping Hand

14% of organizations said they are shifting from IT specialists to generalists. Highly skilled specialists are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and they are often too expensive for organizations to justify given that most IT budgets are increasing at a modest rate.

Market Insight

In the land of the data giants, the big look set to get bigger

The five most valuable companies in the world in terms of market capitalization - Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook - also stand to benefit the most from the combination of artificial intelligence algorithms and skills, as well as abundant data processing power and, most importantly, proprietary data.

Technology & Business Insight

Augmented and Virtual Reality: User Interfaces for IoT

Voice of the Enterprise

Gaining transparency into the pricing models of public and private clouds

The Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) quarterly surveys focus on major themes, and 451 Research clients can access the service in ways that make sense for their business. These themes now include AI & Machine Learning.

Market Insight

Mobile-native communications and digital assistants define the future of work at MWC 2018

This year, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and IoT once again were the dominant themes across the exhibition halls and keynote sessions.

Market Insight

Google details the what, why and how of its Tensor Processing Unit for machine learning

Google, historically very secretive about the details of its technical infrastructure, has published a paper going into great detail on the motivation, design and performance of its TensorFlow inference acceleration ASIC: the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU.

Market Insight

Machine-learning-based analysis and objectivity: an uneasy pairing

The benefits of using machine learning to discover patterns and trends in data, and moreover to automate analysis that was traditionally carried out by humans, is pretty well understood. But as is the case with any hot and hyped technology, the pitfalls aren't so well known or understood, particularly by business users, which represent a large part of the addressable audience now entertaining the use of it.