Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems, Deep Learning, IBM Watson, Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Now. Whatever you call it, it's already part of your life.
Most people have heard of Watson, the IBM technology platform that in 2011 famously won on the TV Quiz show Jeopardy.
Watson is a self learning system (knowledge-driven insights) that doesn't just use keywords but instead understands the context, and meaning of documents and social media to produce insights.
Watson has a growing number of ""Skills"" that can be applied to different requirements. It's being used by lawyers as a legal research assistant to constantly scan millions of legal cases, and by Doctors to help with Cancer and Diabetes. More details below.