In the late 1400s, Leonardo da
Vinci designed a robotic knight that
used a system of pulleys and gears
to walk, sit, and work its jaw,
as well as a tank.
But despite the ongoing human fascination
with artifcial intelligence, it would be
500 years until the technology could
claim to have a widespread, practical
purpose – in the voice assistant
in mobile phones.
Since then, the technology has exploded to the point
that some of the most in-demand
developers in Silicon Valley are those
pushing the boundaries of AI.