The Four Waves of AI

Visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages are already commonplace, and new uses of artificial intelligence promise to impact our lives in dramatic and important ways. Companies are investing in artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to better understand and address customer needs while improving the bottom line.

The “Four Waves of AI” refers to the state of artificial intelligence capabilities past, present and future:

The Four Waves of AI

Modal Technology Corporation is leading the Third Wave

Advances in the Second Wave of AI are producing autonomous systems that perceive, learn, decide and act on their own. However, the effectiveness of these systems is limited by the machine’s current inability to explain their decisions and actions to human users. ALiX is our unique Third Wave explainable AI platform that reduces complexity, improves knowledge, and explains data relationships previously invisible to human or machine interpretation.

Second Wave artificial neural networks have “hit a wall” as the current trend of over-parameterizing the neural networks is causing the neural networks to grow so big, with so many parameters to calculate, they are overwhelming the capacity of current hardware solutions, causing the following industry pain points:

  • An exponential growth rate of neural network parameters and complexity
  • Ten billion parameters today maxes out what can be done on modern hardware
  • What does that mean for the future?

Due to the unique explainable AI capabilities of ALiX, Modal Technology Corporation is reversing the trend of over-parameterized neural networks, eliminating the exponential curve by reducing the size of the neural networks and training the smaller neural networks more efficiently.