2 stats convinced me that robots are already taking over

Star Wars/YouTubeBB8 will be here any minute now. Sometimes, the field of artificial intelligence looks pretty ridiculous, like when Microsoft’s teen chatbot was tricked by online trolls to say racist and sexist things.  But as a whole, AI technology isn’t just getting better; it’s also becoming a more integral part of our lives. Consider how it’s affecting our working world.  Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of computer graphics hardware company Nvidia, can see this clearly. For a long time, gamers have loved Nvidia for the company’s graphics processors (GPUs) that have the ability to gorgeously render insanely violent games.  Here’s the twist: Nvidia’s GPUs also happen to be excellent for deep learning, an AI technique that allows algorithms to recognize patterns and become more adept at finding them over time. Google boss Eric Schmidt has gone so far as to say that…


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