Google are beginning to achieve results from their work on image recognition with neural networks. In effect, the computers have learned to recognize a few objects better than humans can. And interestingly, the humans have only programmed the learning method, but the computers have worked the recognition themselves.
With ever-increasings amounts of data and a lack of human data scientists, we’ll end up with a mountain of computer-generated data that only computers can make sense of.
We live in interesting times.