In the\u00a0EXPONENTIAL MINDS\u2019\u00a0Artificial Intelligence Bulletin \u2013\u00a0Coca Cola’s AI Dream\u00a0we see\u00a0Coca Cola innovating, Google’s AI Chief saying calm down, Salesforce backing new ventures, Ai as a job creator, and changing video games.The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive SuccessIn fact, Coca Cola was one of the first globally-recognized brands outside of the IT market to speak about\u00a0Big Data, when in 2012 their chief big data officer, Esat Sezer,\u00a0said\u00a0\u201cSocial media, mobile applications, cloud computing and e-commerce are combining to give companies like Coca-Cola an unprecedented toolset to change the way they approach IT. Behind all this, big data gives you the intelligence to cap it all off.\u201dMore recently, Greg Chambers, global director of digital innovation, has\u00a0said\u00a0\u201cAI is the foundation for everything we do. We create intelligent experiences. AI is the kernel that powers that experience.\u201dRead more at ForbesGoogle\u2019s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggeratedJohn Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at\u00a0TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence.A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it\u2019s even worse than that. \u201cThey\u2019re not nearly as general purpose as a 4-year-old child,\u201d he said.\u201cI think there\u2019s a huge amount of hype around AI right now. There\u2019s a lot of people that are unreasonably concerned around the rise of general AI,\u201d Giannandrea said. \u201cMachine learning and artificial intelligence are extremely important and will revolutionize our industry. What we\u2019re doing is building tools like the Google search engine and making you more productive.\u201dRead more at TechCrunchSalesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fundThe venture wing of Salesforce.com Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in start-ups employing artificial intelligence, the cloud computing firm told Reuters on Tuesday.Salesforce, whose software helps businesses sell, market and track customer activity, has been increasing its use of AI since launching its \u2018Einstein\u2019 technology a year ago, which uses automation and data-driven features.\u201cThere\u2019s a tremendous surge in companies who are providing unique AI innovations,\u201d said John Somorjai, executive vice president of Salesforce Ventures. \u201cWe want more of those companies to do these innovations on Salesforce\u2019s platform.\u201dRead more at ReutersA third of employees see artificial intelligence as a job creatorOne in three employees believe artificial intelligence (AI) will increase the number of jobs available in the future, with millennials especially positive, reveals\u00a0CCS Insight\u2019s latest employee enterprise survey. The survey of more than 650 employees, across five regions, reaffirmed that employees see artificial intelligence as the technology that will cause the most disruption to the workplace over the next few years.More than half of employees expect artificial intelligence to affect their jobs within three years, with 70 percent feeling it will do so within the next decade. The automation of mundane work tasks, the increasing performance of machinery and the use of assistive AI features in productivity and collaboration applications were cited by respondents as the top uses and benefits of the technology in the future.Read more at smallbusiness.co.ukHow Will Artificial Intelligence Change Video Games?There are some genres, of course, where advances in commercial AI seem to be providing real gameplay benefit: racing games are a good example. Learning and reactive drivers really do make racing games more fun. Now, if only they would communicate that better, giving us insight into their decision making. Someone should make them honk and flip you the bird when you side swipe them on the race track. Read more at Forbes To book Nikolas Badminton email him and see how he works with clients.Check out videos of Nikolas presenting compelling keynotes, hosting panels, and giving insightful interviews.