You probably encounter it on a daily basis. Though you’re not always aware. Your actions help it grow. Yet you rarely give it a second thought. Artificial intelligence is in your pocket. It’s in your car, at the doctor’s office, at your kid’s school.

We comb through search results and social feeds on our screens. We rely on our GPS systems to suggest the best route. We make buying decisions based on recommendations by savvy algorithms that track our browsing habits. We make inquiries of our personal assistants dutifully standing by in our kitchens and dens, or at the ready on our phones. Alexa, what is AI?
Speech recognition, facial recognition, search query AI. Whether we consider it helpful or intrusive, empowering or manipulative, the technology is at our disposal. How we use it, is our choice.

The Robotics Industry Association (RIA) sought out notable voices in AI to help us better understand the sometimes elusive nature of artificial intelligence. These are researchers and entrepreneurs with decades of experience working in the AI and robotics fields. They help us understand why artificial intelligence won’t take over the world (or we puny humans) anytime soon. But its rise is worth watching.

Read the article to learn how the AI space is fraught with hype, fear and misconceptions, and why the experts say we need less hubris and more humility.

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