You may also recall flashy news headlines about AI predicting specific health events and outcomes more accurately than a doctor, navigating better than humans, outperforming government workers, bankers, trial jurors and psychologists.
But there are many other new ideas out there.
The new generation is thinking ahead creating chatbot factories, nurseries, marketplaces - where bots can be auctioned off - and schools - where you can feel assured your bot is cared for. Schools for humans are also proposed - to learn how to better understand your bots.
One stealth startup even wanted to convert anything we touch to artificial intelligence, Asgard proposed to use AI technology to discover technologies, and Nudge to motivate learning artificial intelligence - getting closer to the 3rd generation AI.
Perhaps the next step is to create artificial intelligence tools to develop the next generation artificial intelligence tools.
The future is AI, but we are still competitive.