What is Augmented Intelligence and why has it become a business buzzword?
2018 finds many sectors making a vernacular shift away from Artificial Intelligence (AI), but not merely to allay people’s growing trepidation surrounding the term. Humans remain necessary for AI to be effective. Unsupervised machine learning is still prohibitively complex and expensive, and supervised machine learning can only go so far. AI has other limitations; Natural Language Generation (NLG) technologies are not being employed to write novels or legislation, but rather to summarize complex data sets or churn-out rote descriptions for websites. At present, AI largely revolves around its capacity to assist human intelligence rather than replace it. As such, the spreading prevalence of the term “Augmented Intelligence” makes sense.