The 'artificial intelligence' in your new smart gadget may not be what you think


Walk the halls of the Consumer Electronics Show, or browse gadgets online, and you might hear that a gizmo has, or uses, AI. Artificial intelligence is a broad, catchall term, and so it can be hard to know what it actually means for a product to have AI. Does it mean you can talk to it, and it talks back? Can make decisions on its own? Is going to lead a robot army to harvest the organs of everyone you know?