These companies are at the leading edge of the AI revolution

Tech behemoths are gobbling up AI start-ups and are bulking up on patents to strengthen their position of dominance.

Vikram Barhat 31 May, 2017 | 5:00PM

If you're an active Twitter user, you've probably noticed that tweets about similar topics and contexts are popping strangely close together on your twitter timeline these days. A matter of coincidence? Not really. The simple two-word explanation for this phenomenon is artificial intelligence. Twitter is now using a trendy application of computer science to turn your twitter stream into a so-called algorithmic timeline filled with tweets distilled for interest and relevance.

The field and functionality of artificial intelligence -- the science of teaching computers to think like humans -- extends far beyond social media content curation.

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is at an inflection point. Its transformative impact on industries ranging from healthcare to finance and from agriculture to military continues to deepen. Widespread adoption of AI is influencing every imaginable industry, says MIT Technology Review, a magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which conducts an entire course on the field.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C1,421.59 USD-4.28
Facebook Inc A200.72 USD-4.50
Microsoft Corp170.89 USD-4.31
NVIDIA Corp273.28 USD-7.07

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