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Imagine if Iron Man's artificial intelligence (AI) computer J.A.R.V.I.S. were to become an army undertaking tasks, such as performing surgeries or writing news stories. Well, that is what the Obama administration intends to find out, work towards, and regulate; while it is still dependent on humans, that is. On 3rd May, 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology announced that it will jointly host four workshops (for the general public) in the next four months to discuss the pros and cons of machine learning and AI. This article examines the current scenario and possible growth of AI and the implications of the White House's move.