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Microsoft Future Decoded The three forces driving the AI revolution

October 31, 2018 / Bobby Hellard

The theme for this year's Microsoft Future Decoded is AI, and specifically, how it can transform your business faster than any technology before it.But artificial intelligence is not new; It's been around since Alan Turing was cracking codes in World War II. So, what is actually accelerating this revolution?According to Cindy Rose, Microsoft's UK CEO, there are three reasons why and she outlined them on stage during her keynote speech to open this year's event."Firstly, it's the explosive growth of data," she said. "These connected consumer devices and IoT [internet of things] sensors are producing more data today then humans can possibly make sense out of."Indeed, using AI for data processing is a necessity as she gave an estimate that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being created every day. That's more than 15 million text messages and 100 million spam emails every minute."It is also the power and pervasiveness of cloud," she ad...