What it is: Julia is a high performance, open-source programming language sponsored by Darpa, Intel and IBM that is optimized for artificial intelligence, numerical analysis, and computational science.
What it does: Julia allows programmers to develop high-performance applications that perform calculations on an immense number of variables.
Why it matters: By accelerating development, Julia lowers the cost of coding complex applications including Artificial Intelligence. It can therefore speed innovation and enable enterprises to derive a business advantage from such leading-edge areas.
What to do about it: Encourage your programmers to experiment with Julia to see if it would be appropriate for current and future development initiatives, and to learn what its ramifications might be existing environments and architectures.