When will artificial intelligence become a reality? It already is. Although the idea of artificial intelligence has captured the human imagination since antiquity, the term wasn't coined until the mid-1950s. Since then, A.I. has steadily entered many humans' lives, and its continued integration appears inevitable. This book collects recent New York Times articles that present the most current discussions about artificial intelligence. How is A.I. being developed? What will its impact be on work and the economy? What might it mean for religion and philosophy? And, perhaps the most urgent question, will A.I. benefit humanity, or cause its demise?