Blockchain, Internet Of Things, And Artificial Intelligence Battle Hype At Expo
For example, among the artificial intelligence (AI) vendors at the expo, the center of gravity was image recognition – one of the primary use cases for deep learning, a subset of AI.
For the Internet of Things (IoT), the excitement centered on hardware devices of various sorts, including sensors and actuators for all manner of industries. There were even Japanese and South Korean pavilions, showcasing the wares from the respective countries’ manufacturers.
The center of gravity for blockchain, however, didn’t fare as well. Various cryptocurrency-centered startups gamely made their pitches, largely to each other. The dramatic deflation of the bitcoin speculative bubble combined with increasing regulatory and legal action against the scammers who have taken over the crypto world made attendees generally skeptical about the entire affair.