Artificial intelligence (AI) has been quietly evolving from futuristic sci-fi movie plots and into the factual present day. Put simply, AI is a computer system that can do tasks that humans need intelligence to do. AI is already transforming the way we live, work, communicate and travel. From the development of driverless cars, to the machine learning and algorithms that power our mobile phones, voice-activated assistants and the internet of things, we are already co-existing and engaging with AI-enabled technology.
However, along with the potential to improve our quality of life, AI risks compromising basic human rights and freedoms. We all need to better understand how AI is being developed, used and regulated as it becomes more embedded and empowered in the world around us. What is artificial intelligence, how does it work, and what are the benefits and ethical concerns? The robot revolution is happening right now – how much do you really know about the impacts of AI on your everyday life?