IBM Programs its SuperComputer to Solve Africa’s Problems
|February 6, 2014||Posted by Staff under Activism|
A 2014 excerpt of the BBC, Feb 6.
The vast brainpower of IBM’s supercomputer Watson is to be utilised in Africa to attempt to solve some of the continent’s most pressing problems.
Watson uses artificial intelligence to analyse huge amounts of data and can also understand human language.
Experts said such a system could help the African economy “leapfrog” others.
The project dubbed, Lucy, after the earliest known human ancestor fossil which was found in east Africa, will cost $100m (£61m) and take 10 years to complete.
And people will be able to ask it questions.
Ed. Notes: It won’t give the right answers if people don’t ask it the right questions. And ironically, the answers have already been found. Every place that has increased owner occupancy has risen up out of poverty. Every place that focused its taxes on land holding, not on producers and merchants, likewise developed. Hopefully, the big, fast, costly computer will discover what’s already known by those concerned with justice. It saddens me that people have so much faith in technology and so little in justice.