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The term Artificial Intelligence has become quite prevalent due to surging investments from companies profiting off of machine learning. As a result, many people associate AI with the conflict between machines and humans. This month we are going to explore other uses of AI that challenge this notion of opposition by performing tasks that strengthen our society.

A plea for AI that serves humanity instead of replacing it -Joi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab, has come to think that the term Artificial Intelligence has become tainted by the assumption that humans and machines must be in opposition—“Instead of thinking about AI as separate or adversarial to humans, it’s more helpful and accurate to think about machines augmenting our collective intelligence and society,” Ito says. Select the link above to learn about how AI can serve as a tool for the good of the many.