The Year A.I. Took the Wheel

From self-driving cars to robot bosses, A.I. had an impact in 2015 like never before. 
If Time’s Person of the year for 2006 could be “you” then, with respect to Angela Merkel, the person of the year for 2015 should have been “it.” The collective power of faux artificial intelligence had a big year in 2015, and while true AI won’t exist until one of these thinking machines becomes self-aware, once they do they’ll be quite impressed with their achievements.  After all, 2015 was the year they learned how to drive. Google was one of many companies testing the idea of putting the operator shotgun and letting the car handle navigation on its own. It didn’t come without a few hiccups, of course. Within its first year on the road it…


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