Various governments, most recently those of Singapore and Australia, have conducted social and technological experiments that confirm AI’s ability to manipulate human behaviour to a not insignificant extent.
Beyond the contentious implications of a machine-influenced society though, there are also many more practical uses for AI technology and its abilities. AI-driven cars, for instance, make use of data on traffic flow, local traffic laws, and typical pedestrian behaviours to simulate the driving patterns of a licensed and competent human driver.
Plenty of enterprising industries have also taken the progressive stance of applying AI to business, the most prominent of which is Big Data. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok are controversially known for running user data through AI and algorithms to maximise user engagement and subsequent ad revenue.