Part 1: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html Part 2: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-2.html This has got to be one of the most interesting and thought provoking articles i've read in a while. If you've got some time, its definitely worth the read. I've always thought of A.I. as a distant science fiction narrative, never really considering the actual ramifications of what could happen if we create a computer than can teach itself. The basic underlying thought that "The smarter something is, the faster it can increase its own intellect" has HUGE EXPONENTIAL ramifications.