The future is …

Who would win in a face recognition battle – humans or computers?

Psychologist Rob Jenkins, from the University of York says:

“It depends on the task. If it’s a human who knows the face they’re looking at, bet on the human every time. If it’s a face that is unknown, there will be situations now where the machine has the edge.”

He goes further to suggest that based on the current pace of technological change, we may very soon be outperformed entirely by machines.

As long as those machines stop to say hello in the morning, to ask about my life occasionally, to support me when I err, to have some fun … well, I’m all in favour of them.

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