Why AI should excite rather than scare marketers

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When you mention AI or machine learning to people in the marketing world, you will often get a quip that references a science fiction film and the end of humanity, (usually a reference to Skynet and Terminator, or from HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Is this sci-fi prophecy of doom merited? Pedro Domingos, professor of data science at the University of Washington, says it best when he comments: “People worry that computers will get too smart...