Discussion: Devices are getting close to listening and learning to achieve a semblance of self-awareness which should benefit the user. It seems likely that in 2012 a computer will pass the Turing Test, which means that computers will be able to mimic human responses. Is that enough? Humans have evolved to not just want a machine that acts like us, but we now want machines to take care of us and anticipate our needs. We want devices that are contextually and situationally aware.
Source: BBC News
Date: January 1, 2011
- How has the contemporary definition of artificial intelligence changed over the last 30 years?
- How is the digital revolution that we are experiencing now similar to the industrial revolution of centuries past?