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If a parallel could be drawn between the history of Artificial Intelligence and a professional star athlete who rehabilitated his career, it might go something like this. As a rookie, AI flashed occasional signs of brilliance that enthralled a million minds with the promise of greater possibilities. Then it floundered, getting sent down to the minor leagues to overhaul & revamp itself. Eventually it worked its way back up to the big leagues, and began fulfilling the expectations of greatness many had predicted. Now that AI is delivering consistent superstar results, organizations seeking their own operational victories want to sign it to a long-term contract. Has AI finally redeemed itself enough to gain everyone’s trust though?
That’s a topic of particular interest to Bob Friday, Vice President, CTO, and Co-Founder of Mist Systems, a Juniper Company. As a pioneer in smart wireless networking, Bob has seen a lot in his storied Silicon Valley career. He stops by to share with us why 2014 was a watershed year for AI, why adoption of AI is accelerating for enterprises with complex networks, and the risks for companies who don't develop an AI for IT strategy in the coming year.