In today’s society, there are many technologies that are rapidly advancing. Inventions such as self-driving cars, Google, human carrying rockets, speech recognition software, virtual assistants, and humanoid robotics are all at the forefront of technological development today. Although it may not be obvious at first, the above inventions named all have one thing in common: they all rely on artificial intelligence to work and operate in their desired manners.This paper will cover artificial intelligence’s role and place in modern society, industry, government, and military. The impact this technology has on problem solving and the short term and long term projections and capabilities will also be discussed.