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There has been a lot of talk sur­round­ing ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI), its im­pact on the present world and the world that awaits us in the fu­ture. With com­pan­ions like Alexa and Siri al­ready a prom­i­nent fea­ture in our world, the ques­tion has to be asked: What is the ex­tent of the power that AI?

This month, we ex­plore some of the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of AI and the way they are af­fect­ing our world. One of the first ques­tions we ask is re­gard­ing the ex­tent to which we can trust ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. AI ex­pert Dr Pe­ter Bent­ley dis­cusses the start of the new­est rev­o­lu­tion in AI, par­tic­u­larly sur­round­ing the con­cept of deep learn­ing. (p31)

Delv­ing fur­ther into this topic, Dinsa Sachan ex­am­ines a more spe­cific ap­pli­ca­tion of AI and its im­pact on hu­man life. Can AI cre­ate artis­tic master­pieces? If so, is it true that this chal­lenges the work of hu­man artists? Read on to know more on page 45.

Else­where in this is­sue, we tackle a com­mon prob­lem faced in the work cul­ture to­day. While the con­cept of ‘work hard, play hard’ sounds great in the­ory, it cer­tainly taxes our body and of­ten leads to fa­tigue and even­tu­ally, a burnout of en­ergy. It’s time to get on top of things and tackle the burnout, turn to page 70 to learn how.

That’s all for this month! Un­til then, cheers!

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