Will artificial intelligence take your job or make you rich?

By Ashwini AnandArtificial intelligence: The past, present & the futureWhile it is already beyond doubt that machines can perform most tasks that require physical labour more quickly and efficiently than humans, it is becoming increasingly clear that computers are able to perform several tasks that require, for the lack of a better word, “intelligence” better than humans.Tasks that require a narrow range of expertise, that can be boiled down to a linear progression of steps were mastered by computers ages ago e.g. calculating the 25th root of a 25 digit number. Over time, the machines got better at tasks that required more than just basic logic. In 1997 itself, an IBM supercomputer – Deep Blue beat the world’s best human chess player. Now, chess is a game that requires a…


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