Special thanks to Leonard Lacson for this blog entry which reviews the advancement of artificial intelligence with a focus on business and other applications and his own experience with using AI tools. Leonard earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from York University in Toronto, Canada. He has been working as a software developer since 2017. Leonard has completed consulting and development work for clients such as Audi, The Bank of Montreal, John Deere, and Mitel. Leonard currently works as a software engineer at a telecommunications startup based in New York City.
While recently bursting onto the “mainstream” scene,” the field of artificial intelligence has been around for quite some time with continuing improvement and application to countless real-world scenarios. Now, however, “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” seem to be thrown around as ubiquitous buzzwords — and for good reason. AI has the potential to empower businesses — and its users — to do more.