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Foley & Lardner recently hosted an AI-themed roundtable discussion in San Francisco with Mirae Asset Global Investments and GFT Ventures. Foley partners Louis Lehot and Natasha Allen, along with David Pack and Michael Kraslow from Mirae and Jeff Herbst from GFT, welcomed entrepreneurs and investors to talk about artificial intelligence — where we are now and where we’re going.

The group — made up of founders, thought leaders, and investors — discussed the current landscape of the AI startup ecosystem, and whether the last several months have impacted enthusiasm for the sector. We also dove into whether VCs changed the types of opportunities they’re looking to fund, and what the outlook is for next few years.

A lot of the early action and funding around AI was centered on the low-hanging fruit of autonomous machines and autonomous driving. As we look to the future, it’s clear that there is more of a focus on tapping and mining data and AI chips and semi-conductors. We also looked at how AI is being used in the defense, health care, and enterprise AI solutions sectors.

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