Big Data is moving to a new stage of maturity that promises great business impact and industry disruption over the course of the coming decade. As Big Data capabilities mature, organizations are now combining the agility of Big Data processes with the scale of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate the business value and returns. The convergence of Big Data with AI has emerged as the single most important development that is shaping the future of how business extract value from their data and analytics capabilities. The availability of greater volumes and sources of data is enabling capabilities in AI and machine learning. Digital capabilities have moved data from batch to real-time, on-line, always-available access. Artificial Intelligence (AI) remained the driving force of various industries in 2017. With so many tech giants and startups already exploring the AI ecosystem, it is expected to grow with better use cases in the year 2018. Considering the acceptance, development, and applications of AI, here we are with significant opportunities and perils that this ingenious technology will put forth in 2018: