An alignment of the planets is ushering in a new era for artificial intelligence

  1. Algorithms which have constantly improved since 1950 and become increasingly widespread
  2. The huge increase in the amount of data available: some of this data is produced by connected devices, the number of which will soar from 8 billion in 2012 to 50 billion by 2020
  3. The significant increase in calculation and storage capacities: today’s smartphone has 1,000 times more computing power than NASA had to guide an Apollo mission!

“Data is the new source code”