Technology expert Richard Frisch will discuss Artificial Intelligence: What is it? What is it becoming? on Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., at Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road.

He will explore the promise and perils of the intelligence inherent to machines and software prevalent in our world. Admission is free. Parking is available in the Grange lot and across the street at the Cannondale train station and village.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents suffuse our lives, helping choose what books we buy, what movies we see and even who we date. It puts the “smart” in our smartphone and will soon drive our cars. AI makes most of the trades on Wall Street and controls vital energy, water and transportation infrastructure.

Artificial Intelligence has a dark side, too. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful and more alien than we imagine. Frisch will explain what AI is doing for us today and what it may become tomorrow.

For further information, email cannon.grange@yahoo.com, phone 203-762-1900 or visit cannongrange.org.

Richard Frisch is the chief technology officer for Karlinsky LLC, a New York City-based law firm. He also runs RHFtech, a tech support firm for small businesses and Connecticut municipalities, rhftech.com. He is an active member the Connecticut PC Users Group (CTPC), making frequent presentations about historical, current and emerging technologies. Frisch runs the CTPC Random Access meeting program. He served as president of the Fairfield County Computer Users Group (FCUG).

A resident of Weston, Frisch began working with computers in 1972. He worked for more than 30 years in the financial services industry, and was part of the team at Citicorp that developed the modern ATM in the mid-1970s.

He is a graduate of Duke and Harvard universities.