“Rise of the Machines” on CNBC Tonight

Today, there are more devices than people connected to the Internet. In 2015, that number is expected to rise to 25 billion. Wow.

I’m Naresh Iyer, a computer scientist in the Machine Learning Lab at GE Global Research. Not only do I work with machines everyday, I teach them how to learn and work without me, and you.

Rise of Machines

Today, at 9PM ET/PT, CNBC Prime will show the “Rise of the Machines,” a one-hour documentary about the machines you know (planes & MRIs) and love (toasters & coffeemakers), and how they now have the ability to converse with us, and with each other.  The new internet will alter our world in ways we have yet to imagine. Think about how you use the Internet to exchange information with people in your life, learn new things and do things better.  The Internet allows us to gain new knowledge, act based on the knowledge, and even learn from our mistakes. Imagine all of this now available to the machines that surround us. What if our airplanes could talk to each other and those on the ground? They would fly more efficiently and help drastically cut down delays and cancellations . What if our doctors could monitor our health, all day every day and identify patterns and predict health issues, before they become problems.  This is the new world of interconnected and intelligent machines that is going to revolutionize the way we live our lives.

I hope you’ll tune in to the Rise of the Machines to learn more about this technological revolution. During the show, and a little after I’ll be on twitter to answer your questions and have a discussion about this fascinating topic. You can ask me your questions on twitter to #RiseOfTheMachines and I will be answering them from@generalelectric.

Also, check out this short video of me below, sharing some thoughts around Machines—where they are going, how they learn and why they matter.

Looking forward to your questions on twitter this evening!

– Naresh


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