Many people and companies perceive AI as the new electricity – a powerful and mature technology that is almost a given. And this view is not surprising, because algorithms are already transforming our lives. They help us to get from A to B, recommend us things to buy or watch, find fraudulent transactions, and predict how we vote, or even with whom we will fall in love. But can it really be commercialized ‘just like that’ to create smart innovative solutions for society?
My answer to this question is a firm and clear-cut “no”. In this talk I want to separate the hype from reality, and sketch what still needs to be done in the field of AI.