“Contrary to the more fantastic predictions for AI in the popular press, the Study Panel found no cause for concern that AI is an imminent threat to humankind… Instead, increasingly useful applications of AI, with potentially profound positive impacts on our society and economy are likely to emerge between now and 2030, the period this report considers.”The main reason that the study found a positive impact from AI overall is that artificial intelligence systems are not focused on automating entire jobs. Instead, AI software is focused on automating portions of our everyday work. For example, AI software can automate repetitive knowledge work, freeing up some of the employees’ time. After all, no one went to university to study to do repetitive busy work! Essentially, AI is more like a PC or a calculator: a powerful tool, rather than a competitor. The study concludes with recommendations. “These recommendations include accruing technical expertise about AI in government and devoting more resources—and removing impediments—to research on the fairness, security, privacy, and societal impacts of AI systems.” Far from being afraid of artificial intelligence, businesses should be embracing AI and looking at ways to automate repetitive and costly tasks. In fact, many businesses are investing in AI and deploying solutions that leverage this exciting new field of technology. The top 3 uses of AI that we currently hear about in the business world are automation of written reports, with the ability to transform data instantaneously into written insight accessible to all, Virtual Personal Assistants, helping employees stay informed and making the right decisions, and Virtual Customer Assistants, customer-facing technology that gives the customer a personalized and high-quality experience, regardless of the channel.