Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dutch Bank ING is Replacing 5800 Human Workers with Robots at a Cost of US$2 Billion

Alan Turing's dream has finally come true. In 1950 he published an article in the journal Mind, entitled "Computing Machinery And Intelligence" Turing wrote: "I believe that in about 50 years time, it will be possible to programme computers to make them play an imitation game so well that an average interrogator will not have more than 70% chance of making the right identification after 5 minutes of questioning... Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general thinking will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted" The mundane tasks of filling out forms and filing information is now relegated to computers. It is not a question of "if there is a chance that an android could replace a human being in the workplace" but of "when". The time is near.