Federal lawmakers want to have a say in defining artificial intelligence. Researchers are now using TV shows to feed the predictive capability of an AI system. Google said in recent days it’s opening an AI-focused research facility in China. And on and on the headlines keep coming, all of which is to say that interest in AI remains acute -- and its presence pervasive -- as 2017 draws to a close.

And, based on a few recent developments, 2018 should be another big year of AI-related leaps forward as machines expand their influence over the minutiae of our lives.

Dr. Lea Frermann certainly thinks that’s the case. She’s a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh who was part of a team that used episodes from the popular TV crime series CSI -- specifically, the video, audio and text related to those episodes -- to train an AI system to learn how to identify the bad guy correctly in each episode.

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