Author: Ieva Martinkenaite

Ieva Martinkenaite

AI expert Ieva Martinkenaite, advisor on AI for the European Commission and an executive with Telenor Research, reflects on the AI promises and moonshots that once filled the newspaper pages, finally answering the question: What happened?  

Over the past several years, we have experienced incredible hype around all things “AI.” This has been fueled by staggering VC investments into research and breakthrough innovations in machine learning (ML) from the internet giants.

If we were to believe what we were once promised, we should be working alongside intelligent robots, sitting in self-driving cars, and engaging with human-like chat-bots by now. However, due to real-world complexities, making those technologies work and be accepted as safe is a much more difficult task than we first anticipated.