A paradigm shift is an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new or different way. Paradigm shifts very often relate to new technologies. Remember when we composed letters and papers on a typewriter? Or when we pulled an encyclopedia off the bookshelf for an authoritative explanation? Yes, the internet and smart phones have changed everything, but that’s ancient history (just check Wikipedia). Today the new emerging paradigm is artificial intelligence, or AI. With the potential to catapult progress and at the same time wreak undeterminable havoc, AI is the new shiny thing that has the potential to change the way we live, just like the internet.

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