The whole world has been taken by storm by “FaceApp”: a new app that allows you to edit a picture of yourself and see how you’d look like older, younger, with different hair style and so on. As soon as I saw the app, I recognized the state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence algorithms that are behind it. Since I’ve been following these algorithms for a while, I wondered:
We have an incredibly powerful technology available and all we can do with it is internet memes?
Three years ago, two good friends and I decided to start a project called AI Academy. All of us were just back to Italy from Silicon Valley, where we witnessed the rise of AI companies first-hand. It was clear that AI was about to play a key role in the technological development of every organization, yet we found that many companies outside of the Bay Area were still sleeping on it.