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Netflix CEO: Our future audience may be AI lifeforms

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Twenty to fifty years from now, when “you’re starting to get into some serious AI,” Reed Hastings isn’t sure whether Netflix is going to be entertaining you or entertaining the artificially intelligent bots.

The Netflix founder and CEO opined on the future during an interview on stage at Mobile World Congress here.

“What’s amazing about technology is it’s really hard to predict,” he says. “What we do is try to learn and adapt rather than try to commit to one particular view of what’s going to happen. And if virtual reality takes off we’ll adapt to that, if it becomes contact lenses that have amazing powers we’ll adapt to that.”

Hasting’s appearance at the mobile industry’s signature trade shindig was largely focused on Netflix’ experiences globally. Last January, Netflix expanded to 130 countries and is now just about everywhere, with one big exception — China. About half of Netflix’s nearly 100 million streaming members are international.

"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)


  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited February 2017
    America's next president could be a robot or a computer with supercharged AI which will do away with the need for congress, two party systems and human armies.  In fact it might run the world.  We mightn't be able to function without wearing our government issue holographic spectacles (aptly named goggles "googles".)

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

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