AI and 'Enormous Data' Could Make Tech Giants Harder to Topple

July 16, 2017

Another week, another record-breaking AI research study released by Google--this time with results that are a reminder of a crucial business dynamic of the current AI boom. The ecosystem of tech companies that consumers and the economy increasingly depend on is traditionally said to be kept innovative and un-monopolistic by disruption, the process whereby smaller companies upend larger ones. But when competition in tech depends on machine learning systems powered by huge stockpiles of data, slaying a tech giant may be harder than ever.

Tom Simonite

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