Why machines are taking over what people used to do

Daniel Loughlin, founder of IRP Commerce, discusses the role of artificial intelligence in e-commerce———————–RECENT media headlines have hinted at the many job roles computers could take over and have created existential angst by suggesting they might take control and overtake their human creators.But rather than something to be concerned about, we must realise computer software is already running much of the world – including stock markets, the internet, power networks, social media feeds, militaries, communications and so on.With the explosion of connectivity, big data and machine learning, computers are definitely entering a new era of capability, one that is beginning to resemble a human form of intelligence where machines can effectively learn for themselves. Machines like people learn from information, and with so much information and processing power available they…


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