On Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had to trade in his trademark t-shirt and jeans for a suit and tie. Zuckerberg was in Dallas, Texas to testify about the technology used by his Oculus unit, a startup company Facebook bought in 2014 for $2 billion. Oculus is now owned by Facebook and develops virtual reality systems.
In 2011, IBM sent a computer system called Watson to compete on Jeopardy against two former champions. Watson used four terabytes of disk storage information stored on his hard drive to beat both of his human contestants on the popular game show. This was certainly not the world's first introduction to artificial intelligence, but it may have been the first time many saw artificial intelligence used outside of a sci-fi movie.