Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines

The Conversation | October 12, 2015

By Alvin DMello

In January this year Microsoft announced the HoloLens, a technology based on virtual and augmented reality (AR).

HoloLens supplements what you see with overlaid 3D images. It also uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate relevant information depending on the situation the wearer is in. The information is then augmented to the your normal vision using virtual reality (VR).

It left a lot of us imagining its potential, from video games to medical sciences. But HoloLens might also give us insight into an idea that goes beyond conventional artificial intelligence: that technology could complement our intelligence, rather than replacing it, as is often the case when people talk about AI.

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1 Comment on "Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines"

  1. The line between AI enhancing human intelligence and AI manipulating and controlling humans is so fine that a nanowire couldn’t fit between them! The truth is, those who allow themselves to be integrated with it will become a part of it. Am not a fan of having my mind enhanced or controlled by AI, thanks. I’ll pass.

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