Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines

In January this year Microsoft announced the HoloLens, a technology based on virtual and augmented reality (AR). HoloLens supplements what you see with overlaid 3D images. It also uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate relevant information depending on the situation the wearer is in. The information is then augmented to the your normal vision using virtual reality (VR). Microsoft’s HoloLens in action. It left a lot of us imagining its potential, from video games to medical sciences. But HoloLens might also give us insight into an idea that goes beyond conventional artificial intelligence: that technology could complement our intelligence, rather than replacing it, as is often the case when people talk about AI. From AI to IA Around the same time that AI was first defined, there was another…


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