Ray Kurzweil: Your Robot Assistant of the Future




If a human and a computer both read a single page of comedy, the human would be at an enormous advantage. The computer wouldn’t have a chance.

But if we asked both a human and a computer to read 200 million pages, the tables are turned. The human wouldn’t no where to begin and the computer would go on to win Jeopardy!

The futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil explains how computational power lies in its scalability. Consider medicine, for instance. IBM’s Watson can read all of the medical literature – every medical journal article, every medical book, major medical blogs – and will be “an expert diagnostician and medical consultant that has read everything,” Kurzweil says. “No human can do that.”

This doesn’t necessarily mean that a computer will become a great doctor. What it does mean is that a computer can serve as an excellent medical assistant. “It will be an assistant that helps you through the day,” Kurzweil tells Big Think. “It will answer your questions before you ask them or even before you realize you have a question.”
Read more: Big Think

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Don’t Roll The DICE - Ride With It.
3D Chocolate Printer To Create Your Most Unique Sweetest Gifts
State-Of-The-Art Coffee Machine
Dissolve Clots In Your Blood With Nanoparticles
Wireless Game Controller On Your Finger
Google Glass, Will They Change The Way We Think? - Truthloader Investigates (VIDEO)
A Smart Wristband Lets You Type Any Text Via Air-writing
The Biggest Solar Sail Will Be Launched By NASA In 2014 (+VIDEO)
Advance Of The Shopper Tracking Technology: Facedeals (+VIDEO)
SWYP Card: Smart, Secure, Simple