Movidius co-founder David Moloney discusses the advancement of AI in a modern world.

On stage at Inspirefest 2017, David Moloney, director of machine vision technology at the Intel New Technology Group, spoke about the significance of artificial intelligence (AI).

He paraphrased one of the world’s leading AI researchers, Andrew Ng, who said that AI will bring a revolution in society as great as the introduction of electricity in the latter half of the 19th century.

“To be honest, he’s not exaggerating, but I think it’s far more important than that,” Moloney said.

“They say that if technology is sufficiently advanced, it should be indistinguishable from magic.”

Words by Colm Gorey