The evolutionary dynamics of the artificial intelligence ecosystem

Jacobides, M G (2021) The evolutionary dynamics of the artificial intelligence ecosystem. Strategy Science. ISSN 2333-2050 (Accepted)


In recent years, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has generated excitement and concern in equal measure. Such mixed emotions about the potential impact of a form of human-made yet non-human cognition have been reverberating since the 1950s. Yet, the context for today’s discussion is dramatically different, because it unfolds in parallel to the actual application of AI-based technologies to everyday life. AI is no longer confined to the lab, or specialized applications in some esoteric scientific field, or a super-computer challenging a chess grandmaster. A whole range of AI-enabled products and services are on the market right now, from search engines to face recognition, call-center chatboxes and bots to medical diagnosis and autonomous driving—and more will soon emerge. Hence, the conversation has shifted from a highbrow debate about the nature of intelligence and humanity to a practical discussion of business models, regulation, ethics, data property rights, reskilling, and the impact on employment structures. However, the intellectual conflict over the nature of intelligence still persists—and with good reason.

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Subject Areas: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 08:43
Date of first compliant deposit: 01 Jun 2021
Subjects: I > Information and communication technology, ethical aspects
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