A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. The report was developed by a study panel of AI experts convened by the One Hundred Year Study of AI (AI100), an initiative launched at Stanford University in December, 2014 “to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.” To better understand the future impact of AI on everyday lives, the panel focused the study on the likely influence of AI on a typical North American city by the year 2030.
The report is organized into three main sections. Section I, - What is Artificial Intelligence?, - describes how researchers and practitioners define AI, as well as the key research trends that will likely influence AI’s future. Section II looks into AI’s overall impact on various sectors of the economy, while the third Section, examines AI issues related to public policy.
My previous discussion was primarily focused on Section I. I’d now like to turn my attention to Section II, - AI by Domain. To help analyze where AI might be heading, the study panel narrowed its explorations to the eight domains most likely to be impacted by AI: