Menu
Eric Schmidt sees a huge future for machine learning

Eric Schmidt sees a huge future for machine learning

Machine learning will create a new computing architecture that can do things 'better than humans'

Eric Schmidt speaks at Google's GCP Next 2016 conference in San Francisco on March 23, 2016. Credit: Google/IDGNS

Eric Schmidt speaks at Google's GCP Next 2016 conference in San Francisco on March 23, 2016. Credit: Google/IDGNS

The man who helped build Google from a search engine into one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world has predicted the emergence of a new computing architecture based on crowd-sourced data and machine learning.

Speaking at Google's GCP Next cloud computing conference in San Francisco, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt said the combination of crowd-sourced data and machine learning will be the basis of "every successful huge IPO" in five years."

He said the adoption of machine learning will allow companies to mine crowd sourced data, which already provides a mass of information not previously available to companies, and improve on it.

"You're going to use machine learning to take that data and do something that's better than what the humans are doing," he said.

Schmidt said the wide adoption of machine learning in computing will be as significant as the switch from the web to smartphone apps, which spawned the success of companies like Uber and Snapchat.

He predicted it will "create huge new platforms, companies, IPOs, wealth, and enormous things going on in the future."

"It's a great time to be in the cloud," he said.

Schmidt's comments were underlined by Urs Hölzle, the man who runs Google's technical infrastructure.

"Over the next five years, I expect to see more change in computing than in the last five decades."

The comments build on a recent achievement by Google in the field of artificial intelligence. Last week its DeepMind AI system triumphed in a five-game series of Go matches against one of the world's best players.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Google

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments