Our current phase of technological evolution is turning science fiction concepts into scientific facts: driverless cars have driven hundreds of thousands of miles on roads in the United States and parts of Europe; thought-controlled robotic prosthetics are helping people who have lost limbs regain the ability to walk and ‘grasp’ everyday items in their hands; machine learning — the ability of a software program to actively learn from previous texts and submit suggestions — in our smartphones and computer systems nudges us towards which movie to watch or book to buy.
All of which suggests that today’s breakthroughs in A.I. are tomorrow’s breakthroughs in productivity. Google, Apple and others, such as Intel and IBM, are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in A.I. research and development and patent applications as a means of providing a solution to help us manage our most precious resource – time — through the use of a personal interactive cognitive (robotic) assistant. Read entire article here>