The advent of big data, distributed computing, and machine learning have usher us into a new world of artificial intelligence (AI). The concept of AI isn’t new since it’s a theme that’s been frequently dramatized by the entertainment industry. But how can we understand AI in a more realistic and practical way that enables business applications? How does AI learn, why is it so disruptive? What are the different types of AI on the market, and what can they do for our businesses? By addressing these questions, businesses will be able to better leverage AI in the real world. Only then can we truly enter the world of intelligent automation.