IBM wants to open up the deep learning expertise bottleneck
Where some businesses are employing artificial intelligence to sell you more, IBM is using it to sell you less.
Specifically, it’s employing one set of AI tools to minimize the amount of compute time on its cloud services you need to buy in order to train another set of AI tools to run your business.
That will also allow IBM’s customers to make the most of another scarce and expensive resource, AI expertise, according to Ruchir Puri, Chief Architect for IBM Watson and an IBM Fellow.
“We’re lowering the barrier to entry for machine learning capabilities for enterprise,” Puri said.
The barrier Puri is talking of is the scarcity of human expertise in deep learning, a way of training an artificial intelligence in a particular domain of expertise.