Welcome to the first of new series of blog posts where on a monthly basis we will be exploring some of the big issues facing the industry right now. We will do so by asking a question to experts in the industry and also the expertise within our company. The first question is simply: “is AI overhyped?”
Imagination recently entered the world of AI-related industry with the recent announcement of its neural network accelerator (NNA), the PowerVR Series2NX. This offers hardware acceleration of neural networks at unprecedented levels of performance and will enable upcoming embedded and mobile devices to take advantage of neural network powered AI applications.
But has too much stock been placed in AI as a whole? As you will no doubt be aware, AI is taking over headlines everywhere with the promise to reorganise, revitalise and revolutionise our world. Of course, there are arguments for and against and many prominent, public figures have expressed their concerns over its potential impact. Just this week Hilary Clinton stated that America was, ‘totally unprepared’ for the impact of AI, while the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have both expressed their deep fears over where it could leave the human race.
So what does Imagination think? Rather than presenting a single unified answer in this post we get the personal views of five members of our staff.
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