“What is AI?”
For better or worse, artificial intelligence has the potential to transform humanity like no technology before. AI is far from a new concept—machines have matched or surpassed humans in many disciplines for decades, sometimes in ways (e.g., chess) that seem intelligent. But early AI technology wasn’t intelligent in any real sense. That is, the systems and mechanisms couldn’t operate without being explicitly programmed to perform a specific task. With recent advances in AI, however, this is starting to change.