The second machine age is coming, and it’ll be bigger than the industrial revolution, says AI boss

Before the industrial revolution, work was a very different experience for most humans. We were on our feet, working in the fields and interacting with people rather than technology – a world away from the desk-based computer jobs we have now. And once again a tide of change is on its way, but this time our lives could be transformed to an even greater extent. It comes in the form of “cognitive agents” – computer software that can think and react to situations like humans, but more effectively.

Chetan Dube, founder of IPsoft, a company specialising in technology for businesses, calls it the “second machine age.”

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