The Machine is the New Reader – acknowledging the impact from machine-readability of information, the growing importance of metadata, and the potential for text and data mining and creation of minable archives. In 2014, data is big and “big data” is even bigger. Ultimately, the machine may prove not only to be the new reader, but also the new researcher/author – analysing academic publications and generate hypotheses. One day, it seems, the machine may do it all.
Very true – the machines will rise up and do it all LOL.