Artificial intelligence (AI) already touches so many parts of our lives — whether we know it or not. Smartphones and chatbots. Traffic pattern analyses. Email spam filters. Machine learning and AI exert profound influences over the ways we communicate, socialize, work, travel and spend our time and money.
While charting AI’s past and future possibilities from a philosophical perspective provides some value, it’s also important to take a practical view of how we use AI today — and what we can expect to see tomorrow. Given the speed with which AI has moved from futuristic technology to everyday reality, what can we expect in the next two years? What can our present tell us about our AI future?