20 Mar '17, 4pm

Machines Will Be More Literate Than Many Humans in 10 Years

Machines Will Be More Literate Than Many Humans in 10 Years

Project Literacy, which has been raising awareness for its cause at SXSW 2017, recently released a report, “ 2027: Human vs. Machine Literacy ,” that projects machines powered by AI and voice recognition will surpass the literacy levels of one in seven American adults in the next 10 years. “While these systems currently have a much shallower understanding of language than people do, they can already perform tasks similar to [a] simple text search task...exceeding the abilities of millions of people who are nonliterate,” Kate James, Project Literacy spokesperson and Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer at Pearson, wrote in the report. In light of this the organization is calling for “society to commit to upgrading its people at the same rate as upgrading its technology, so that by 2030 no child is born at risk of poor literacy.”

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