Tuesday, September 29, 2009

AI and Cloud Computing -- do they complete each other?

The problem with useful things in software, and perhaps useful things in general, is that they tend to become magnets for anything and everything remotely related. And then some. The old saw about AI is that it's everything we don't know how to do yet with computers. Larry Ellison's now-famous (instantly famous, really, rank having its privileges) rant fills in the rest of the picture:
The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing with all of these announcements.
In short: If it can't be done, it's AI. If it can, it's cloud computing.

1 comment:

David Hull said...

Note to self: This is no longer so true of AI. Also, cloud computing is probably a case of medium-not-a-genre, like blogs.