Source: CB Insights; Last accessed 5-Jul-2016.
Specific AI capabilities are particularly strategic and will create immense value to many industries. Predictive analytics, speech and image recognition are the earliest verticals enabled by AI and rightly so because of potential applications in sectors including security, advertising and healthcare. For example, doctors can leverage image recognition and automate the medical diagnosis or a security company can use predictive analytics to detect patterns in DDoS attacks to prevent them in future. A very good indication of AI’s emergence is the much greater visibility across specific application areas; the following graph illustrates the rise of press mentions in the Communication, Security, Advertising, Healthcare and Finance sectors.