Investment and interest in AI is expected to increase in the long run since major AI use cases (e.g. autonomous driving, AI-powered medical diagnosis) that will unlock significant economic value are within reach. These use cases are likely to materialize since improvements are expected in the 3 building blocks of AI: availability of more data, better algorithms and computing.
Short term changes are hard to predict and we could experience another AI winter however, it would likely be short-lived. Feel free to jump to different sections to see the latest answers to your questions about the future of AI: