Effects of artificial intelligence will surpass the industrial revolution, says SoftBank CEO

July 20, 2017   David Edwards The chief executive of telecommunications giant SoftBank says the effects of artificial intelligence will take the world much further and have a more profound effect than even the industrial revolution.  An old picture of Masayoshi Son, courtesy of Wikipedia In an article accompanying a special edition of the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son was quoted as saying the new “information revolution” is being partly driven by data collected through billions of sensors. SoftBank has been buying up a variety of AI and robotics startups, most recently a company called Nauto, which is developing systems for driverless cars. At the root of the technology, Son says, are microprocessors and microcontrollers. “Those who rule chips will rule the entire world,” he said. “Those who rule data will rule the entire world. That’s what people of the future will say.” Share this: You might also like… 38 Inadvertent or not, Japan is providing a starting point for the relentless march of the robots toward total global domination.  The government of the nation of 127 million humans has instituted the sinister- and ominous-sounding Robot Revolution Initiative Council. The country’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said the launch of the Council…


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