6 Ways You Already Use Artificial Intelligence (and Don't Even Know It) Artificial intelligence applications are more widespread than many people realize. Danny Vena Nov 2, 2017 at 6:00AM Your smartphone alone may use dozens of AI applications. Image source: Getty Images. Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming the next transformational technology. Market intelligence firm Tractica forecasts that revenue generated by AI will soar from $1.4 billion in 2016 to $59.8 billion by 2025.