Privacy and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

IDG News Service examines the latest developments from IBM’s artificial intelligence system, better known as Watson. “I have seen the future, and it is a world of unparalleled convenience, untold marketing opportunities and zero privacy,” writes James Niccolai. The catalyst for his report is a recent event held by IBM to share what will become available to developers for constructing smarter, “cognitive” applications. With the dramatic rise in data collection, artificial intelligence will play a significant role in weeding through and making sense of the “mountains of information” to “make decisions we can no longer arrive at through traditional programming,” Niccolai writes, adding, “This isn’t big data; it’s gargantuan data.”Full Story

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