For a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear 'artificial intelligence' is still some vision of a sci-fi universe. It seems unbelievable, magical, or (worst of all) terrifying. We get it—our industry doesn't always do the best job explaining the implications of AI breakthroughs on a mass scale. We're a big bunch of nerds, and we sometimes forget that not everyone is spending their free time digging through the same subreddits as we are. For instance, if you'd recently seen footage of a computer describing what's happening in a video in real-time, it might not seem that significant. But it's one of several huge milestones happening in AI, and what it really points to is the exponential expansion of possibilities. The reality is that machine learning has already showed up in a number of places in your life—whether you knew it or not. And the implications are only getting more awesome from here.