As I was reading an article about IBM Watson, a small sentence drew my attention: "Eighty or 90 per cent of these requests don't need Watson anyway, technology already exists for what they need.". This epitomizes the growing need for the business world to catch up with artificial intelligence's latest developments. What is AI? What is the state of the art? Why should I care? i.e. what can AI bring to the business world? From law to finance, any field will be reshaped in the long term by AI.