MIT researchers use AI to predict the next big things in tech

MIT researchers have used AI to predict which technologies are rapidly improving — and which ones are overhyped. In a new study, the team quantitatively assessed the future potential of 97% of the US patent system. The fastest-improving domains were predominantly software-related. They then converted their findings into an online system in which users can enter keywords to find improvement forecasts for specific technologies. Their research could give entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and policy-makers clues about the future opportunities in tech. “Our method provides predictions of performance improvement rates for nearly all definable technologies for the first time,” said lead author Anuraag Singh…

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