This Is Real AI

100 Real-World Implementations of Artificial Intelligence

Jacob Bergdahl
3 min readJul 20, 2020

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The world’s best flu vaccine was recently discovered with artificial intelligence (AI). Progressive organizations are using AI to invent new food recipes, perfume scents, and alcoholic beverages. Children in more than 200 cities across China are being tutored by AI. In the US, AI has secured political victories for both Barack Obama and Donald Trump. News articles are being written by AI autonomously. Police authorities around the globe are using AI to track and identify suspects. AI is being used to explore Mars, scan pizzas, automate warehouses, write music, pick apples, analyze phone conversations, remake video games, detect cancer, flip burgers, mimic world leaders, commit mass-surveillance, match job candidates, and find lost dogs.

These are the stories that This Is Real AI is all about. In the summer of 2020, I released this first book of mine. It’s a non-technical book that makes AI easy to understand. One hundred diverse real-world implementations of AI are explained short-form and to the point, without any technical lingo. The book gives you information of value within minutes. There are examples of how AI is being used by both colossal multinational corporations and tiny new startups. There are stories from both technical and non-technical organizations; stories of mundane day-to-day uses and stories of exciting innovations; stories that are terrifying and stories that are exhilarating.

There is no technology more crucial to understand today than AI. Yet while many are curious about it, they often feel lost. Some may feel as though AI is difficult to comprehend and certainly challenging to apply. With This Is Real AI, I aim to make artificial intelligence accessible to anyone, regardless of their technical level. Artificial intelligence must be made accessible, to democratize access to the technology.

I included a non-technical and easy-to-apply framework that explains how to create value with AI through either automation or augmentation, using one of four AI strategies: efficiency, effectiveness, expert, and innovation. Naturally, key topics such as machine learning, natural language processing, and deepfakes are covered in the book.

This Is Real AI is not another book about the future.

It’s a book about the present.