Machine Learning Is The Key To Metaverse Success For Businesses
Without Machine Learning platforms, the metaverse won't work. Understanding the near term future of the metaverse is easy because it's just history repeating itself.
What will make companies successful in the metaverse? The same basic elements that made companies successful with Data Science back in 2014. I started learning about modern Data Science in 2010 but I built my first machine learning model in 1996. I thought I was going to come out of college and get hired by Microsoft to work on AI.
The first AI hype cycle ended abruptly. The technology was ready. The supporting infrastructure and business infrastructure were not. That gave me a unique perspective going into the hype cycle.
Over the last 10 years, I have helped businesses define the ecosystem of roles and monetize the technology. Why was I on the leading end of the wave? I had Data Science in the back of my mind for those 12 years. I looked for places where the technology was feasible to implement. Until 2010, it wasn’t for most businesses.
As BI and Analytics matured, I started to see an entry point for Data Science. The technology had been ready for a while. Now the infrastructure was too. Forward looking businesses saw the opportunity which meant I could convince them to put the business infrastructure in place and monetize.
I am watching the same trends which shaped the rise of Data Science repeat themselves as the metaverse gains traction. Metaverse is a concept, just like Big Data was. Neither are a technology. They are buzzwords which represent an evolving stack.
Buzzwords are a necessary component of selling companies on the opportunities which new technologies enable. Right now, we are in the first year of Big Data if you’re looking for a timeline. Everyone is talking about it. Most don’t have a great handle on it.
I ran into the metaverse while learning about what now falls under the Edge AI umbrella. I’ve been following it for just over 7 years as an interested observer and practitioner of a supporting infrastructure technology. One of the core technologies in the metaverse stack is Machine Learning.