Microsoft envisions a future where Cortana and a legion of smart bots act as our butlers

Microsoft’s Conversations as a Platform initiative thinks that machine learning and natural language could revolutionize computing. Credit: Image: Michael Homnick Senior Editor, PCWorld Mar 30, 2016 11:08 AM Simmer down, Ray Kurzweil. If Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has his way, there will be no Singularity in the future—where humanity uploads its consciousness into a mass, computer-backed intelligence—nor a murderous scene straight from the Terminator. “Ultimately,” Nadella said, “It’s not going to be man versus machines. It’s going to be man with machines.” Nadella made the grand pronouncement during Wednesday’s introduction of Microsoft’s new “Conversations as a Platform” philosophy—basically, the idea that the mixture of machine learning and natural language will alter the way computing behaves going forward, as we interact with personal digital assistants and legions of bots to help us…


Link to Full Article: Microsoft envisions a future where Cortana and a legion of smart bots act as our butlers