CIO Straight Talk - Issue 9 - 19d
Herbert Simon predicts that
"machines will be capable,
within twenty years, of doing
any work a man can do."
The first industrial robot, Unimate,
starts working on an assembly line
in a General Motors plant in
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Electric Dreams is released; the film is about a
love triangle between a man, a woman and a
Vernor Vinge publishes "The Coming Technological
Singularity," in which he predicts that "within thirty
years, we will have the technological means to
create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the
human era will be ended."
First driverless car, a Mercedes-Benz van equipped
with cameras and sensors, built at Bundeswehr
University in Munich under the direction of Ernst
Dickmanns, drives up to 55 mph on empty streets.
Computer scientists at the Intelligent Information
Laboratory at Northwestern University develop
Stats Monkey, a program that writes sport news
stories without human intervention.
Watson, a natural language question-answering
computer, competes on Jeopardy! and defeats
two former champions.