Should we be afraid of AI? Afraid of robots terminating the human race? Afraid of our daily devices slowly gaining consciousness? Okay maybe these scenarios sound very far fetched, but according to estimates by Oxford Economics, 47 percent of all jobs across the United States are at risk of becoming automated. And Elon Musk thinks we’re all doomed. Is this the beginning of the singularity? Do you know what is the singularity is? We’ll explain that in a bit. Artificial Intelligence has been around for quite some time now and even when it wasn’t around it was making guest appearances in our favorite sci-fi shows and movies. Since the dawn of technology, humans have wondered, “Could we create a machine that works like — or even better than — us?” The answer to this question seems to be a resounding yes. Machine learning is happening all around us: tablets, cellphones, computers, not to mention YouTube, the platform you’re watching this video on right now — they’re all rigged with it. There are many questions that arise when we think of A.I. How far are we from going from an r2d2 to a c3po? Or maybe you believe a Terminator-esque scenario is more likely? How possible is it to create a machine with a conscience? Will the rise of A.I. be the beginning of the end for humans? And how will the evolution of A.I. actually affect our day to day lives? You’re watching Explore Mode and today we are diving into the rise of artificial intelligence.