Candles, typewriters, telegraphs, and calculators have something in common. They have all been radically improved by technology. And if switching to electricity and ultra-high-speed Internet has been a complete no-brainer in the past, the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not only gaining the lion’s share in the data revolution but becoming the backbone – the operating system – of the modern era.
Even in the aftermath of the pandemic, data is growing at exponential speed while our brainpower remains at best fixed. More than ever, we need synthesisers, decision-makers able to put together the correct information at the right time and think critically about it. And this is where we now stand. Just recently, math, biology, investing, and space exploration have all seen AI lead scientists to numerous breakthroughs and discoveries. Here we recap, explain and look at how all of this is taking place – retracing the footsteps of what is de facto an AI Renaissance.
February 1956. While the communist party was celebrating its 20th Congress in Moscow, the famous ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ of Elvis Presley entered the US charts for the first time. Later the same year, just before Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower was about to become the 43rd president of the United States, the world’s most influential brainstorming session was taking place in Hanover, New Hampshire.