On the 10th of February in 1996, Deep Blue – IBM’s chess playing computer – won its first game against man.
The computer chess-playing system defeated World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in their first game of a six-game match. Ultimately, man was victorious over computer, but the first defeat remains iconic.
This early example of Artificial Intelligence has since been followed by the growth and success of automation and AI into many products today e.g. Siri, Amazon Alexa and the autopilot feature for Tesla's autonomous supercars.
Currently, Artificial Intelligence advancements are receiving mixed press reviews as, despite amazing breakthroughs, more and more people worry for the future of their jobs, with the fear of being replaced with AI and automation.
Stephen Hawking has said that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the “rise of artificial intelligence is like to extend job destruction…with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.”