Intelligence was once thought to be uniquely human.

But researchers have discovered astonishing cognitive abilities in many other species—not just our close cousins like chimps, or fellow mammals like dolphins—but also crows, parrots, and even octopuses.

If we consider the intelligence of swarms, we must add bees, termites, and ants to the list of super smart creatures. Join the scientists who study smarts as we ask: What is intelligence?

As we continue to develop AI, we realize how fluid the definition of intelligence can be.

While the world may have been thrown for a loop with the COVID-19, AI startups have a decent chance to weather the economic storm.

Here are some factoids via Forbes.

  • There are 9,216 startups and companies listed in Crunchbase today who are relying on machine learning for their main and ancillary applications, products, and services, a 6% increase from 2019’s 8,705 startups & companies.
  • Artificial Intelligence-related companies raised $16.5B in 2019, driven by 695 deals according to PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, Q1 2020.
  • Artificial intelligence deals decreased in Q1, 2020, down to 148 deals from 164 in Q4, 2019, according to PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, Q1 2020.