Over the last five years, public interest in AI and the enabling technology machine learning (ML) has steadily increased. Although most of the central algorithms were invented in the 70s and 80s, we only recently had sufficient computational power to make them practically relevant. Applications in, e.g., content personalisation, industrial automatisation, and health care suggest that AI will have far-reaching implications for society. This talks gives a brief and high-level introduction to the field, summaries current events, and concludes with some wild speculations about the coming decades.
Johanna shares her time between Umeå University, where she is an Associated Professor in Computing Science, and her spinn-off Codemill, which specialises in digital video, machine learning, and product development. She has received several scientific and industrial awards, and is named as one of Sweden’s most promising entrepreneurs under 40.