The State of Artificial Intelligence Infographic
For a long time, the entire concept of AI was a bit murky. Does this mean smart robots? Machines taking over? Humans relegated to a position as a lesser intelligent life form? Science fiction writers presented us with some scary scenarios, and while the products of their imaginations always made for great entertainment, they never actually played out in real life. Fortunately, the definition of AI, along with its more positive potential, has come into sharper focus in recent years. In fact, AI has become a significant part of most of our lives, whether we realize it or not. And while the robot overlords have not come to destroy us with their digitized brains and their superior mechanical strength, the outlook for AI is still pretty exciting. Pretty much every cinematic portrayal of artificial intelligence has been less than encouraging. HAL 9000 kills the crew members on the Discovery in 2001: A Space Odyssey, making us all a little bit afraid of handing the reins over to computers. Sonny kills his creator in I, Robot, increasing worldwide scepticism about the integration of humans and their smart robots. And things don’t fare much better in many other products of Hollywood, like Tron, The Matrix, Blade Runner, and Terminator. Even real life AI has given us pause. For example, when an IBM computer defeated Russian chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the 1990s, it was definitely a cause for concern. For the most part, though, AI has been more accepted in everyday practice. That’s probably because it hasn’t taken the form of a dark robot overlord, but instead exists as a convenience, and one that we’re becoming increasingly dependent upon. These include smart home components that learn your preferences, any recommendations based on things you already like or have purchased (like on Amazon or Netflix), and of course, digital assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Despite some bad PR from popular movies, AI is actually a growing field — and this is something that the average consumer may not realize. What’s the current state of AI, and where is the field going? Our friends Appcessories.co.uk (http://www.appcessories.co.uk) from across the pond have created this infographic showing the current AI business landscape. Visit there blog as well! This will be added to Artificial Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.