Consortium of Tech Firms Sets AI Benchmarks

  • “Andrew Ng, founder of Landing AI, speaking at a conference in Las Vegas in June. Landing AI is part of MLPerf, the consortium behind the new standards. PHOTO: MARK RALSTON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
  • David Schubmehl, research director for AI systems at IDC, said benchmarks can help companies better address the complexities around AI adoption, allowing them to make apples-to-apples comparisons on the many AI software and hardware tools available.”

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Andrew Ng launches ‘AI for Everyone,’ a new Coursera program aimed at business professionals

Ng’s new course is available through Coursera, appropriately, and launches on November 14. And while it’s open to anyone, it’s principally geared toward business professionals who want to “better understand AI” and how it can impact their business — that is to say, executives interested in learning to select AI projects that’ll yield a return.

“Artificial intelligence will transform every industry, just as electricity did 100 years ago,” Ng wrote in a forthcoming blog post, pointing to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute. AI will result in a 1.2 percent increase in gross domestic product growth (GDP) over the next 10 years, the researcher firm predicted this year, and help capture an additional 20-25 percent in net economic benefits — $13 trillion globally — in the next 12.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2018/11/13/andrew-ng-launches-ai-for-everyone-a-new-coursera-program-aimed-at-business-professionals/amp/