Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Singularity links

A friend writes "The common theme that appears to underlie everything from the Snowden revelations to Kurzweil’s mission at Google to Netflix to the LHC experiments and, I suspect, to the future of politics is the acquisition and successful analysis of seriously big data.  The increment in size and its on–going management leads to a definitive change in the quality of resulting predictions.  Instead of there being a huge democratic enhancement, as these developments could produce, they provide a manifestation of the power that such techniques provide for their ultimate owners."And links to
Computers cleverer than humans in fifteen years
More in the same vein

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