back to article AI to be bigger than IaaS and PaaS combined by 2025

Analyst firm IDC has predicted that by the year 2025 more money will be spent on artificial intelligence software and services than on infrastructure-as-a-service and platforms-as-a-service. The firm on Wednesday published details of its Worldwide Semi-annual Artificial Intelligence Tracker, which predicted global spending of …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Coat

    $500 billion here, $400 billion there . . .

    . . pretty soon, you're talking real money.

    Right, I know the way out.

  2. Denarius

    A new South Seas Bubble

    known as AI then. Parents need to teach skepticism to their kids better. And tech writers need to be more cynical. Big ask I know. See previous articles from today

  3. Detective Emil
    Meh

    Add a pinch of salt

    IDC is the outfit that predicted Windows Phone would outsell iPhone. [Wired]

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Of course….

    …every single software project is being labelled as AI at the moment, coz it’s kool…

    I wonder what the numbers are for projects that actually do real ML.

    1. Il'Geller

      Re: Of course….

      Not many. Look if NLP is used, and if data is annotated. If annotated that means the use of semantic search. So you see a real AI.

  5. vtcodger Silver badge

    Let me Guess ...

    The prediction is a work product from IDC's very own AI engine and is therefore completely credible, right?

  6. ronkee

    The sector growing 15.2% is going to rapidly outpace the sector growing 28%.

    Someone got paid money for that?

    1. gobaskof

      Someone else has extrapolating as a hobby?

      https://xkcd.com/605/

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    Another Gartner

    I actually expected that this would be a Gartner study but I should've guessed IDC.

    They are the hard number Wild-Ass-Guesses to Gartner's soft number WAGs.

    They both are as much analysts as astrologers are.

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