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  • Robots to take over the workplace by 2018: Gartner

    ​Robots may start taking over the workplace as early as 2018, with almost half of new companies set to have more smart machines than employees, according to Gartner.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner07 Oct. 15 16:09
  • How the human brain stands up against freaky, super smart machines

    While it might seem like the ever-increasing advancement of artificial intelligence will eventually reach a point where it exceeds human intelligence and control, there’s something to remember: The human brain is the most complex machine in the known universe.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett27 Jan. 15 16:10
  • Tech industry wants to develop AI, smart machines sensibly

    More than 1000 technologists and researchers have signed an open letter issued by the Future of Life Institute, a volunteer-run research organisation that works to mitigate existential risks to humanity, calling for artificial intelligence and smart machine research to focus on developing systems that are "robust and beneficial".

    Written by Rebecca Merrett13 Jan. 15 11:26
  • Gartner says 38% of spend already outside of IT

    CIOs need to embrace technology startups inside their organisations as demand and control shifts away from IT and toward digital business units closer to the customer.

    Written by Byron Connolly07 Oct. 14 15:31
  • Smart Machines Could Cost Tech Industry Millions of IT Jobs

    End-of-year reports from Gartner suggest that, over the next five years, smart machines could replace human workers in a plethora of industries, from manufacturing to warehousing to transportation. Is it a 'futuristic fantasy,' as a majority of CEOs tell the analyst firm, or a harsh reality?

    Written by J.D. Sartain02 Jan. 14 17:35