Siri is just one indicator of how easily the idea of talking to robots, and the machines talking back, has crept into everyday life.Artificial intelligence pioneer David Levy believes it won’t be too long until we’re having sex with them.The prize is based on the ‘Turing test’, where a judge communicating with a robot via keyboard should have trouble determining whether the machine is human or not.
The picture of the market is becoming more confused with the ever-growing number of solutions.
On one hand, it is incredibly convenient, but on the other, we are sharing ever more data for commercial exploitation.
This is neither good nor bad, but it is worth being aware of.
Of course there were events great and small, but it seems worthwhile to me to look at social media from the perspective of time and in its wider context.
A question which might be worth asking aside is: what is social media, really, and how do we define it in the second half of the 20th century? And what about Messages on Apple devices or Google Hangouts? After all, social media is a set of solutions which facilitate the exchange of user-generated content.