There’s been a lot of buzz about what artificial intelligence is capable of doing lately. From writing poetry, to predicting the winner of the Kentucky Derby, and even beating a world champion chess player – it seems that machines are poised to start doing some incredible things in the near future.
Or maybe not. With all the hype and click-baity articles promising the future of this technology: the self-driving cars, the home robots, even reports on Skynet and the A.I. singularity… What progress do we have to show for it in 2017?