Machine intelligence represents a significant milestone in human innovation and after decades of research and two AI winters, artificial intelligence now dominates mainstream attention and is promising revolutionary changes in the way we work, create, and live our lives.

While the inception of AI as a field of study can be traced back to the 1950s, it's only in recent years that this technology has formed a significant component in our daily lives. Today, it manifests in various forms, from digital assistants like Siri and Alexa to recommendation engines on TikTok, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as new content generation tools like ChatGPT and DALL-E.

Despite its growing ubiquity, AI is often misunderstood and confused ...

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