Whether you call it artificial intelligence or Apple Intelligence, AI is everywhere right now. Arguably the tech buzzword of (at least) the last two years, generative AI has hogged headlines with increasing inevitability since the arrival of large language models like ChatGPT and, of course, text-to-image generators. 

But while those tools are still toddlers in human years, AI itself has been around for a long time. Indeed, our guide to the history of AI will take you all the way back to the 1960s. Machine learning has been being incorporated into software for decades, and in the last 10 years we’ve seen some fascinating examples of its impact on various industries. Here are 4 such examples which, while not as splashy as a video of Will Smith eating spaghetti, demonstrate how AI has been making waves in the last decade.