Here’s Why Artificial Intelligence Isn’t As Scary As It Sounds

Photo: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock. Welcome to What the Tech?!, Refinery29’s weekly column explaining the basics behind a buzzword or concept you’ve heard tossed around in conversation (but maybe don’t actually understand).At this rate, artificial intelligence might just be the buzziest buzzword of 2016. It drums up pop culture images of brainiac computers and deadly terminators bent on humanity’s destruction. But at its most essential, AI is decidedly less Hollywood.When you hear the phrase used today, AI usually references a machine that, thanks to its coding, can learn and evolve based on its experiences. Hopefully, that evolution ends up making the machine more accurate and more useful…but that’s not always the case.There are varying degrees of intelligence among AIs in the same way there are different types of intelligences among living things. A…


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