Artificial intelligence is often depicted in popular movies and TV dramas as technology that is determined to take over the world. Just a few weeks ago, a new series on Fox premiered, highlighting “a rogue AI with the ability to constantly improve itself that may spell doom for humankind.”
Fortunately for us, these ominous depictions are not what’s happening in reality, where AI may actually save lives and improve work-life balance. The basic job of AI is to comb large data sets, quickly and more effectively than any human could, and analyze patterns that could prove useful. This allows people working with AI to focus on more important tasks, while the AI sifts through the data in the background and surfaces only the information needing attention.