• This story has received VERY wide coverage, with headlines including:

Stephen Schwarzman Makes Anchor Gift For New $1 Billion School Of Artificial Intelligence At MIT;

MIT announces $1b outlay for study of artificial intelligence, computing; 

M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion;

MIT commits $1 billion to make AI part

Strategic Planning: If you want to know my best guess as to what’s most likely to happen next year, connect the dots from 2016 to 2017 and draw a straight line to 2018. If you want to plan for 10 years for now, good luck; I promise that between now and then there will

  • From Law.com, an article by Danny Tobey, a Vinson & Elkins partner, titled, “AI is Here, Is Your Company Ready? (Hint: No).” First, a bit of hype:”The scale and scope of artificial intelligence is well-described. Merrill Lynch predicts an “annual creative disruption impact” of $14 to $33 trillion by 2025. Accenture estimates AI

I have often written and spoken about “The Singularity.” It may sound like science fiction, but it is real. [Check out Kurzweil’s book at the right for a deep dive.]  All serious students of AI of whom I am aware agree that at some point, computers will have more computing power than a human brain,

The Singularity

When making presentation on AI, I often look into the future a bit and discuss “The Singuilarity.” When I do so, I often discover that folks don’t know what I’m talking about. So, here’s a bit of an explanation.

First, what I mean. By “The Singularity,” I mean, “the point in time at