We are a geeky company and Go is one of the most played games among our colleague. During the last few days there were some pretty exciting discussions on the recent development of AI. What does Alphago winning against Lee Sedol mean? We asked FACT-Finder CEO Carsten Kraus, our founder and active Go-player about the importance of Alphago not for the future of technology but for society.
Author: Carsten Kraus
Carsten Kraus is the founder of Omikron/FACT-Finder, who produce learning AI algorithms for search and data quality. www.fact-finder.com. Kraus is an active Go player for many years, and his company is the most common sponsor for Go events in Germany. Besides direct IT topics, he spoke on conferences about the changes that those will bring to society. In 1987, he was the youngest candidate for parliament in Germany. Kraus has published more than 100 articles and was the first to receive the innovation prize by his home city.
Wow! The estimation of 30000 Visitors could be right: it’s crowded – and it’s huge! It seems the French are vraiment entering the eCommerce space now. In terms of visitors, this is the biggest eCommerce show in Europe.
Though some international companies – like us 😉 – are present, local players are clearly in the majority. Some proudly announce their French origin, however, many have international ambitions. And some are already successful internationally: I had a short talk with Corinne Lejbowicz, the CEO of LeGuide.com, she says international expansion is running very well. Their stand also says (in English!) “No. 1 in France. Already No. 2 in Europe”. And Prestashop, an eCommerce Platform for smaller shops, boosts 40000 online shops operated with their shop system – 28000 of them outside France.