But one thing is for sure, Singularity may not just be a sci-fi fantasy, he said. Even Google architect Andrew Ng managed to build the Commodity Off-The-Shelf High Performance Computing -- a deep learning tool -- using cheaper hardware, reducing the cost from US$1 million to US$20,000.
It's even possible to program news articles to compose a well thought out story that is based on data, as Narrative Science did using clever algorithms.
CIO Australia is following up with Andrew McAfee for more insight into a possible future of Singularity.
Rebecca Merrett flew to the Gartner Symposium as a guest of Gartner.
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