Facebook Is Merging Instagram, Whatsapp, And Messenger Together... AI Technology Takeover
Did you hear the news today in January of 2019?
Facebook is set to merge Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger into one super-app. This is a crucial topic to explore here in 2019 as the AI technology arms race begins to heat up. When thinking about artificial intelligence globally, we have to see how the world politics and global economy is functioning. At this moment in time, China is facing off against the United States to do battle over who is going to win the race to implement AI technology across a variety of different important markets. This is a topic explored at length in the book "AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley, And The New World Order" by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee. If this is a topic you find interesting, this book is a must-read. I have learned quite a bit about this topic from AI Super-Powers which has informed much of what I will write in this article.
Facebook is facing off against the tech juggernauts of China... Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba are squaring off with the USA to dominate the AI technology field. Right now, we are exiting out of the stage of AI invention... "Deep learning" was the big invention from this era that allowed machines to begin analyzing and LEARNING what users were doing. AI is now able to recognize patterns across a wide spectrum of consumer behavior and predict that behavior again, at-scale. Deep learning is the sort of technology that powers digital advertising platforms like Facebook or Google Ads here in 2019. This is the power-house discovery of the past few years and has allowed computers to begin to beat world-class players at games like Go.
We are moving into the age of AI technology implementation. What this means is that deep learning technology will begin to disrupt a number of different industries. What began in the world of digital advertising will expand into every aspect of life from healthcare, to food delivery, to music, and much more that has yet to even be imagined. When folks talk about AI technology disrupting job markets and replacing workers, THIS age of implementation is what they are discussing.
The issue here is that China has a MASSIVE jumpstart on the United States in this race...
Why? They have WeChat.