These 8 Topics Had Attendees Buzzing at South by Southwest

From AI and VR to wearables and Big Blue


Another South by Southwest Interactive is in the books, and here are eight subjects that we heard an unusual amount of chatter about.

1. Anything but artificial interest
It was rather difficult to avoid artificial intelligence when attending panels, as machine learning appears to be a big part of the future of advertising, marketing, healthcare, etc. Whether it was Intel, IBM or Kohl’s, everyone wanted to talk AI and algorithms that constantly get smarter. And for good reason: PWC forecasts the space will inspire 1,600-plus startups and $12 billion in funding by 2020.

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