Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that instant messaging over mobile devices and computer will be rendered obsolete by… telepathy? According to Zuckerberg, in his latest Townhall Q&A post, the next big advancement in communications will involve brains transmitting information to other brains directly.
“One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full rich thoughts to each other directly using technology,” Zuckerberg wrote. “You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like.”
Personally, I’m looking forward to the day Zuckerberg has one too many Pinot Grigio spritzers and accidentally sends a telepathic message to the whole of Facebook, calling every user a “dumb f**k” for ever sharing their brain’s information over the site.
Zuckerberg also answered questions on Facebook’s interest in artificial intelligence, admitting that the company uses Facebook profiles to inform how to create an unreal mind. “Most of our AI research is focused on understanding the meaning of what people share,” he wrote. “In order to do this really well, our goal is to build AI systems that are better than humans at our primary senses: vision, listening, etc.”
“For vision, we’re building systems that can recognise everything that’s in an image or a video. This includes people, objects, scenes, etc. These systems need to understand the context of the images and videos as well as whatever is in them,” Zuckerberg added. “For listening and language, we’re focusing on translating speech to text, text between any languages, and also being able to answer any natural language question you ask.”
Thank you The Guardian for providing us with this information.