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Is your company ready for the AI revolution? By NEXT Canada Co-Chair John Kelleher

Oct 30, 2017

Unlike some technologies that represent a "single point" of innovation – a better mouse or printer, for example – platform technologies create an entirely new foundation, one that enables countless innovations and creates enormous value. The platform technologies to watch for are those that exponentially reduce the cost of something that is useful to a huge market of buyers and sellers: the steam engine (power); railways (moving heavy industrial goods and commodities); electricity grids (powering and using machines); the telephone (synchronous verbal communication); and the internet (data communication) serve as just a few historic examples.

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