The author is an Associate Professor of Computer Science Department at IIT Delhi and an affiliate faculty member at University of Washington, Seattle. email@example.com. The article should be cited as Mausam, 2019. The Landscape of AI, Geography and You, 19(22): 4-9
The popular discourse on future of artificial intelligence oscillates between extreme tales of job loss and human-robot wars on the one hand and exceptional impact on all walks of life on the other. In this article we discuss these and related questions regarding the importance of AI in modern life.
The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years. Expectations are that AI may yield innovative technologies pervading almost all fields of influence including healthcare, education, safety, and transportation. At the same time, there are cautionary narratives suggesting the imminent danger of self-aware AI wiping out the whole of human civilization. In this article we take an introductory look at many important questions related to AI. What is AI? Why this sudden interest in...