The term 'articifical intelligence' was coined in 1956 as part of a philosophical debate about whether machines would ever be able to imitate humans and their thought processes.
Now, of course, AI can be seen in many aspects of our everyday lives – from voice recognition technology on mobile phones, to online retailers predicting our purchases, to driverless cars. This area has grown exponentially – and is an exciting area to watch for graduate careers in coming years.
How is AI being used?
There are some excellent TED talks, BBC coverage, and blogs about what is happening in the world of robotics and AI, the areas of research, future predictions, and the philosophical and ethical debates this topic throws up.
Where are the jobs?
The types of jobs vary greatly across all sectors such as IT, engineering, science, finance, supply and logistics. Think about location when searching for roles in these areas as there are opportunities worldwide. Do a keyword search on Indeed to explore the opportunities.
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