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Brace yourselves, Singularity is inevitable: Andrew McAfee

Rebecca Merrett | Nov. 20, 2014
Medium-skilled wages are slipping, says MIT research scientist

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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