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Artificial intelligence will become faster, better and cheaper

For now, artificial intelligence appears as a minor convenience or a parlour trick to most of us, but it will, in time, astonish us

There is a security camera watching my front gate. I put it there because deliveries get dropped at my door when I am not home.

For three days last week, three parcels sat at my gate, watched over by me from Tokyo. To be frank, if a thief had come by, there was not much I could have done except watch and maybe spit out my miso soup in rage. But at least the police will have an image.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2019, with the headline 'AI is becoming faster, better and cheaper'. Print Edition | Subscribe