Apple vs. Google or Apple with Google?

I just read a very good article that takes too long to get to the point. The “tl;dr” version is that Google and Apple were competing head to head for a while, but might be evolving to complementary areas, Apple with personal experience (ResearchKit, CareKit) and Google with big data analysis (diagnosing diabetic retinopathy).

Best quote: “Throw incomprehensible amounts of information at an enormous amount of computing power and basically brute-force a treatment protocol that functions better than humans ever could.”

Of course, this doesn’t work for Kevin’s genetic syndrome. He’s the only one with that particular mutation. A single case is not exactly “incomprehensible amounts of information”. We will still need the amazing inductive instrument inside our heads.

The author misses that humans decide the target for that incomprehensible/enormous tool.

Also, don’t use “incomprehensible” about information around me. I can comprehend extremely large amounts of information. I’m OK with “number of atoms in the universe”. Yes, I took two years of philosophy, so I know about the ontological argument. Personally, I’m with Tillich and process theology.

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