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) …
For identical reasons, cognitive technology has made a huge splash in business -- it just topped the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) list of top 2016 analytics trends, and is expected to "subsume" automated analytics. A more useful definition comes from Deloitte, which describes AI as, "computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence." Very simply stated, deep learning allows computers to process many layers (10) of complex data sets simultaneously. In fact, as IIA co-founder Tom Davenport notes (via TechTarget), analytics professionals have long used deep learning, neural networks, and related technologies like logistic regression in their products.
In all, I'd call the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet a perfectly competent Windows 10 tablet, whose 1.1GHz Core m5-6y57 processor and 8GB of memory can chew through average office tasks with aplomb. Unlike Microsoft's Surface series, the keyboard is included in the price of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet: 1,349 for our review unit. The modules all fit between the tablet and the keyboard: There's the 150 Productivity module, which combines an additional 24Whr battery, USB 3.0 connector, HDMI, and OneLink connection; the 280 Presenter module, which adds a pico projector for presentations, HDMI, and a 10Whr battery; and the 220 3D Imaging module, which adds an Intel RealSense depth camera, HDMI, and a USB 3.0 port. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet's chip runs at the same 1.1GHz core clock speed as the chip in the competing HP Elite x2.
When most people think about artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, they think of futuristic technological landscapes overrun with evil robots. Scott Crowder is currently Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Technical Strategy and Transformation for IBM Systems. Previously, Scott was Vice President, Technical Strategy within IBM Corporate Strategy. In this role, he helped define the cross-IBM technical strategy for cloud infrastructure, workload optimized systems, Big Data and Analytics, composable services, software-defined infrastructure, and cognitive solutions.