Are off-the-shelf AI tools a good idea?

Pre-built algorithms and off-the-shelf tools are increasing access to artificial intelligence solutions, but experts warn democratising AI in this way can be a dangerous game

Why companies must go about sharing IP with caution

Companies are collaborating in an effort to drive innovation, but sharing intellectual property is more complicated than it sounds

How open-source computing is making AI affordable

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Artificial intelligence and machine-learning have become commercially significant in the age of open-source software and affordable cloud computing

Open source: sharing patents to speed up innovation

Careful co-operation over patents can sometimes be a good business move or a benefit to society

Opening up the code for innovation

Developed by a community of volunteers and made freely available, open source software is attracting attention and challenging proprietary packages, writes Rod Newing

Enterprises break open the proprietary mould

Open source shatters established policies that favour proprietary software packages. Now support and security concerns have been allayed, enterprises are not only finding cost-saving benefits, but also discovering fresh sources of innovation, as Adrian Bridgwater reports