The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since the 14th century. However, it wasn’t until 1898 that the concept started to become a reality, when Tesla debuted the first radio-controlled driverless boat, followed by the first driverless car in 1925. The first robot made its debut on the big screen with the 1927 release of Metropolis.
Those first uses of AI were probably seen as novel ideas that were met with a combination of awe and fear. Few, if any, people back then could have predicted that in just 100 years, AI would become a very real, crucial aspect of our daily lives. The camera on your smartphone that knows how to automatically focus on the main subject. Instant identification of suspicious use of your credit card. Early detection of colon cancer. All these advancements—and many more—can be credited to AI.
To be competitive in today’s market, organizations across all industries are increasingly investing in AI solutions. Regardless of its use, the heart of every AI operation is a high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. Turning AI into real results requires three key components:
Julie Fagan has a long career in high-tech solutions marketing. She loves working at NetApp where she gets to focus on bringing the best video surveillance and high performance computing storage solutions to the world along with her awesome co-workers.