Machine Learning and Professional Work – A Lookahead To 2040

SAMI Consulting

Machine learning will change most managerial and professional work beyond recognition over the next 25 years.  In 2040, a person without a reasonable level of understanding and appreciation of machine learning will be disadvantaged for almost every management or professional role, much as a deficiency in  numeracy, literacy or computer skills proves disadvantageous today.

The Machine Learning Breakthrough

Machine learning is the use of algorithms to recognise patterns and learn from data.  The results are classifications, or predictions from the data which can make or support sophisticated automated and human decision-making.  Bill Gates is on record saying that, “a breakthrough in machine learning would be worth ten Microsofts”.  Tony Tether, the Director of DARPA for most of the last decade, describes machine learning as, “the next internet”.

In my view, the machine learning breakthrough has already come.  We at Z/Yen Group have worked with emerging machine learning tools and techniques…

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