For any executives who are just looking for the customary executive summary I have included it below.

Currently an actually existing thing anywhere on, above, or below the surface of the earth

Going to usher in a new utopian age

Going to destroy the world

Going to save the world

Going to destroy/save your business

Going to cause you to make/lose all your money

Capable of giving machines the ability to learn

Intelligent

Concious

Living in your “smart” phone/any other appliance or thing

Going to cause you to make/lose all your money

Artificial

Powerful

Interesting

Exactly the same as computing was 15 years ago but with faster computers programmed using algorithms/rules based on more sophisticated statistical and mathematical techniques that attempt to mimic some aspects of the hypothetico-deductive reasoning process in humans

Another term for one aspect of modern computing

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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