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3 Insights in Digital Advertising

3 Insights in Digital Advertising

Wall paintings, papyrus posters, and calligraphy from ancient Egypt, Greece, and China were among the first forms of advertising, and over thousands of years, the concept and use of advertising, as a call-to-action tool, have not changed. However, much else has...

Applying AI to Traditional Industries

Applying AI to Traditional Industries

When people think of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, images of autonomous driving, virtual reality, and other high-tech, start-up–dominated fields that didn’t exist a decade ago typically come to mind. However, in our continuous search for durable...

AI Redefines Healthcare

AI Redefines Healthcare

Over the long run, innovation and productivity gains are the primary drivers of economic growth. While recent economic statistics have been devoid of productivity gains, we believe that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning more broadly have placed society...

The Darker Side of AI

The Darker Side of AI

Despite its potential, artificial intelligence, which is disrupting existing business models, placing new demands on infrastructure, and even breaking down societal institutions, has its limitations. But there is a darker side to artificial intelligence, the...

AI: Lasting Limitations

AI: Lasting Limitations

In an earlier post, I explained how artificial intelligence is disrupting existing business models, placing new demands on infrastructure, and even breaking down societal institutions. But as excited as I am about artificial intelligence, I do not want to overhype it....

Uncovering Unique AI Investments

Uncovering Unique AI Investments

Many large-cap companies are discussing their artificial intelligence initiatives. But we’re focused on identifying companies with rare datasets or that are uniquely positioned in an industry, which can create proprietary revenue streams and long-term investment...

AI’s Coming of Age

AI’s Coming of Age

Any discussion of innovation would be incomplete without touching on artificial intelligence. Perception and cognition, visualization, and language processing are all becoming central to corporate innovation. That is disrupting existing business models, placing new...

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