Quotes: Google, Salesforce, IBM, … (AI First approach)

“Artificial Intelligence is an amazing renaissance to technology, business and society. Machine Learning is a horizontal enabling layer. It will empower and improve every business, every government organization, every philanthropy … basically, there is not an institution in the world that cannot be improved with Machine Learning.”

Jeff Bezos, CEO and Founder, Amazon. May 2017, www.internetassociation.org

“In an ‘AI first’ world we are rethinking all our products and applying Machine Learning and AI to solve user problems. We are doing that across every one of our products.”

Sundar Pichai, CEO Google, I/O 2017 Keynote

“Anytime you see a pattern …. AI is very good for a needle in a haystack problems and changes in patterns.”

Eric Schmidt, Executive President Alphabet (Google), RSA Conference, 2017

“AI is the next platform. All future applications, all future capabilities for all companies will be built on AI.”

Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce.com

“I think we’re in the phase where AI will change pretty much every major industry.”

Andrew Ng, renowned machine learning expert and chief scientist at Baidu

“Artificial intelligence is the ‘ultimate breakthrough.’ If I broadly talk about AI including machine learning, the thing that’s been most exciting in the last five years is this one specialized branch of ‘deep neural network’ that is fundamentally giving us human perception, whether it is speech or image recognition, and that’s just magical to see.”

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft

“In the next 10 to 20 years, AI is going to be “extremely helpful” in managing our lives….The risk of artificial intelligence software becoming super smart is way out in the future”

Bill Gates, Philanthropist, Founder Microsoft

“I feel this is a profoundly hopeful time….Cognitive healthcare is real and here and can change almost everything about healthcare….Cognition means that precision medicine is coming alive….Digital is foundation to everything. But competitive advantage will come from cognitive. And there is a land rush on AI at the moment.”

Ginni Rometty, CEO IBM, HIMSS 2017 conference in Orlando

“I see an AI first world….I think very strongly that intelligent applications will fundamentally change the way you do work in the enterprise and the way you collaborate with your trading partners outside of the enterprise….We need the system to tell us what to do. Based on algorithms of that data and inputs that are in that data bank.”

Bill McDermott, CEO SAP

“In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO. Machines will do what human beings are incapable of doing. Machines will partner and cooperate with humans, rather than become mankind’s biggest enemy.”

Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba

“The [AI] companion in the Vision Next 100 car is just that: a real companion that gets to know you as a person and responds to you as an individual, I firmly believe this is not a threat to us, it’s much more a huge opportunity to all of us — mobility become more versatile. It will be effortless, available on demand and tailor-made for all our customers’ individual needs.”

Harald Krueger, CEO BMW

“Artificial intelligence is the key to the digital future of the Volkswagen Group”

Martin Hofmann, CIO Volkswagen 

“Success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization.”

Stephen Hawking, Astrophysicist, Futurist, Guardian, May 15, 2017

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