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June 28, 2011 /  Nivea

The man-machine: Harnessing humans in a hive mind

We are creating hybrid intelligences, and they can outperform standard AI in all sorts of ways. So perhaps it’s time to reconsider the science-fiction vision of autonomous assistants with fully artificial minds. The smartest machines in the future may instead be “reverse cyborgs” – artificial intelligences augmented by us – a mix of programming, transistors and the donated brainpower of an army of human workers.

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