The dream of an AI-influenced world is finally here. After decades of writing about it, AI has reached a point where it’s ingrained into our daily lives. From the days of SmarterChild – for many, the AIM messenger bot was the first foray into AI – to now the ubiquitous presence of the AI-enabled digital assistant such as Siri, the vision of artificial intelligence transforming from sci-fi to reality has come to fruition.
But instead of making us laugh at pre-programmed responses to certain keywords or phrases, the ways in which we interact with AI today feel much more… well, natural. Even simple things like automatic notifications about increased traffic on the commute home are normal occurrences nowadays when they were still a dream just a few years ago.