The Future of Software and Artificial Intelligence

posted @ Thursday, December 30, 2004 9:43 AM


About a week ago I watched the movie I, Robot for the first time, which I thought was overall was a good movie. I can’t help but wonder if we will ever see a situation arise in the future where software attempts to take over our lives, beyond the realm of how we use it today. That may seem like a silly idea, but think about it. How much has software changed in the last 5, 10 or 20 years. Obviously the Internet is playing a huge role in its growth and integration, globally. The marketplace has a huge potential expansion in the areas of human and computer interaction. As more research goes into making software better, more usable, will we see flaws in the system? Absolutely, but this is not to say it will be on such a grand scale as depicted in I, Robot, that was merely Hollywood exaggerating an idea to it’s limits. What do you think?