(Yet Another) Technological Threat To Libraries

OuiBox (warning: music autoplays) is not only an online word processor and a way to connect to various social media sites but it claims to have the ability to help you fill in facts as you write!

We’re not there yet but the fact that this was posted to Reddit with a subject line of “The world’s first automatic word processor finds sources for you , no need for a library!” may be more forewarning than we realise (or want.)

In ten years’ time, can you imagine how powerful this type of predictive search and other AI-type technology will be?  (See also: Google and Wolfram Alpha and so on?)

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