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Coronavirus Will Finally Give Artificial Intelligence Its Moment

Changes in demand caused by the pandemic point to a bright future for AI.

The next big thing.

The next big thing.

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Bloomberg Opinion will be running a series of features by our columnists that consider the long-term consequences of the crisis. This column is part of a package on the future of tech and innovation. For more, see Tyler Cowen on what’s next for Big Tech and Sarah Green Carmichael on beating remote-work burnout.

For years, artificial intelligence seemed on the cusp of becoming the next big thing in technology — but the reality never matched the hype. Now, the changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic may mean AI’s moment is finally upon us.