Should I attend an artificial intelligence event or not?
What event should I go to?
Should I go to this event?
Should I go to that event?
We hear these questions a lot. I joke often that the money is being made in artificial intelligence today at events. The vendor companies can raise $50 million in venture funding, but it takes them a lot of time to generate $10 million in revenue.
That's not because these companies are bad companies or they're not run by very smart people. It's a testament to how nascent these technologies are and how many great barriers there are to bringing AI into the enterprise. There are a lot of hurdles to overcome, and so a lot of money is being made at events.
I've gone to probably too many AI events myself as a speaker, panelist, or just from being in the area, and I've talked to a great many executive teams who've probably been to, admittedly, too many AI events. Prioritizing which ones to go to is not as simple as, "Oh, go to this one. Do...
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