If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
If you look up in the sky at night, you might notice one of over 1,300 active satellites orbiting the Earth. If you believe they are all controlled by human operators, think again. Artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives, from every day tasks, such as analyzing stock trading data to helping power and maneuver satellites thousands of miles away from Earth. Vehicles can now sense a lane marking and move you back into position automatically. Amazon's Alexa voice assistant can not only order a USB charger for your phone but tell you the score to last night's Golden State Warriors game.
He's been the voice of God, narrated the journey of penguins, and delivered driving instructions. Now, Morgan Freeman is lending his iconic sound to Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO on Tuesday introduced Jarvis, a digital butler that can do everything from controlling living room lights to entertaining baby daughter Max. Inspired by Tony "Iron Man" Stark's fictional Jarvis AI, Zuck's personal assistant can control lights, open the front gate for family and friends, make toast, and help choose daily outfits or entertain Zuckerberg's daughter, Max. Early this year, Zuckerberg announced plans to build a robot valet using technology like voice and facial recognition, data visualization, and automated nannying.
You can already order Pizza Hut with a few swipes on their app or by ordering online, but now you can chat with a Facebook bot to get your pizza fix faster. Pizza Hut just debuted a social media chatbot that allows you to tweet or Facebook message your Pizza Hut order. The service will start up in August and is in collaboration with the Conversable platform, which launched similar social media chatbots with Whole Foods Market and Wingstop. Pizza Hut is just starting to catch up with its rival Domino's, which already launched social media ordering, as well as an even more impressively lazy service: delivery by pressing a single, solitary button for pizza. Pizza Hut Is Celebrating the Stuffed Crust's Anniversary by Giving Away 1 Million Pizza Hut's chatbot is pretty advanced, knowing terms like vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, as well as the option to order by emoji.