Artificial intelligence

Last week the Gartner conference highlighted the digital revolution.  While many presentations highlighted somewhat nebulous things – "where the rubber meets the sky” – one, Aera Technology, caught my attention for its long-term promise to automate processes using artificial intelligence.  Another significant feature is their use of “crawlers” to grab data from databases of “partners,” such as carriers, to give a complete picture of how the world operates.  
Oil is selling for over $71 again this week as experts ponder if this is a temporary or permanent thing.