Author Archives: Manfred Bortenschlager

About Manfred Bortenschlager

Manfred works for – delivering Out-of-the-Box API management (@3scale on Twitter). His job involves educating markets about the value of APIs and how to implement API programs. Manfred also curates and comments articles about API strategy and technology for the API Magazine (@APIMag on Twitter).

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Predictive APIs: Bringing Machine Learning to the Masses

We are on the brink of entering the Second Machine Age. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, the authors of the book with the same title, assert that today’s modern, digital machines very soon will do “for our mental power […] what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power” as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution (i.e., the First Machine Age). 2014

Self-driving cars doing 700,000 miles accident-free are a great example. Vinod Khosla – top investor, technology fan, founder of Khosla Ventures and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems – is passionate about Machine Learning, too, and claims that “in the next 20 years, machine learning will have more impact than mobile has” (source: TechCrunch).

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