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The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age

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I first used a computer to do real work in 1985.

You could say the information age started in 1965 when Gordon Moore invented Moore’s Law (a prediction about how transistors would double every year, later changed to every 18 months).

My theory — it started when everyone had access to information on a personal computer.

In their book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, economic gurus Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson suggest that we’re now in the “machine learning” age.

In March of last year, an AI finally beat a world champion player in Go, winning three out of four games.

Of course, pinpointing the start of the machine learning age is also difficult.

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