For everyday people, this topic may not appeal to you. However, for those in cybersecurity, it is the future!
For example, we could use machine learning to teach computers (or super computers) to learn how to identify spoofed mac addresses and cut them off from the rest of the network automatically!
For those interested in Big Data, go learn Spark (successor to Hadoop) Python friendly. Mainly used by data scientists in super computers or clusters. GPUs make Deep Learning possible, and Deep Learning (subfield of machine learning) makes up most of Artificial Intelligence! https://www.psc.edu/images/xsedetraining/BigData/Intro_To_Spark.pdf https://www.psc.edu/hpc-workshop-series/current-workshop