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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Man versus Machine

Are machines equal to human beings? Can machines replace the human mind? These pertinent questions are as old as the Industrial Revolution itself. The Matrix Trilogy brilliantly encapsulates this eternal battle between the human mind and machines. 

The New York Times has a brilliant piece on the idea of man versus machine. Here's an excerpt:


"... computers are increasingly going to be able to perform important parts of even mostly cognitive jobs, like picking stocks, diagnosing diseases and granting parole.

As this happens, certain mental skills will become less valuable because computers will take over. Having a great memory will probably be less valuable. Being able to be a straight-A student will be less valuable — gathering masses of information and regurgitating it back on tests. So will being able to do any mental activity that involves following a set of rules.

But what human skills will be more valuable?" (End of excerpt)

If you have an opinion on this issue, please leave it in the comments section. 


6 comments:

ANUDEEP said...

human talent of maintaining relations would be more valuable

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Harsha said...

The emotions of human cannot be replaced by a machine.

Kranti Kasi said...

innovation(thinking) is the thing that human owns which differentiates between a machine and man...

Ronaldo said...

Machines just follow instructions ,they cannot decide whether it is good or bad .This situation is very fatal in wars and battles,where machines can misinterpret commands .

Niranjan Nahak said...

A machine can not be compare with human,machines are programmed which is created by human only.