“AI startups are becoming cheaper and easier to build, because many of the underlying technologies are now mature enough to apply predictably, and because of the declining cost of cloud computing – including many AI as a service products on AWS and Google Cloud.
I liken this development to the time when cloud computing first emerged around ten years ago. Resources that were previously the preserve of cash rich companies became available to anyone who could pull together a few grand and a thousand flowers bloomed. I think we will see something similar again now.”
I have absolutely no question that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are going to revolutionise the world of OSS. Despite having some very clever algorithms in OSS already, we’ve barely scratched the surface so far.
To Nic’s point, AI/ML was previously the preserve of cash-rich companies and there aren’t too many OSS companies that tick this box, not to mention having the resources to tackle these two big challenges (OSS and AI/ML) simultaneously. Further to Nic’s point, AI is now becoming more accessible and OSS is likely to start leveraging these tools more heavily, just as we have in the recent past with cloud tech. Bring it on!Read the Passionate About OSS Blog for more or Subscribe to the Passionate About OSS Blog by Email