How Artificial Intelligence Has Crept Into Our Everyday Lives

Artificial intelligence has crept into our everyday lives, even though we’re not always aware of it. Here are some examples of AI’s many applications. Illustration: Eric Frommelt MAKING HEADLINES Journalists might not care for this, but AI programs are becoming smart enough to compile bits of information and turn them into articles. Although long-form features and investigative pieces are still being left to reporters, the Associated Press, Fox News, Yahoo, and other outlets are using AI to fill in the blanks of simple, data-driven stories, like financial summaries and sports score recaps. Last year Automated Insights, a software company in Durham, N.C., launched the news-writing bot Wordsmith, which fills in the blanks of an article template with simple words and information such as stock market figures or baseball stats. Wired…


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