Here’s Where the Smart A.I. Money Is Going Next

What I Learned Trying To Automate Answers To Complex Questions

Joe Procopio
5 min readAug 10, 2023
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The crazy thing about what a lot of folks are calling artificial intelligence these days is that it’s not so much intelligence as it is a question-and-answer routine with some very powerful “magic-behind-the-curtain.”

And there’s nothing wrong with that. But let’s peek behind the curtain a little bit, because the magic is what makes the money.

The Dumbest Explanation of A.I. Ever

My machine-learning friends will drag me for this, but the whole concept of artificial intelligence dumbs all the way down to three simple actions:

  1. Gather input
  2. Make decisions
  3. Respond.

The “intelligence” part is something we humans do a million times every day. For example, you’ve read this far down this article and absorbed it, you make a decision, you continue or click away.

The “artificial” part is something computers have been doing since they’ve existed. For example:

  1. You hit the power button, and the computer receives binary input from a mechanical switch.
  2. Because the input is binary and the computer is…



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