Multivac is this fictional supercomputer that Isaac Asimov had envisioned in many of his literary works.
It’s a fully functioning, capable machine. The A.I is well developed and the machine(s) have access to a vast array of data set.
Functionality wise. Humans would ask questions off of the machine in human language (voice). And the machine would respond back in human language (also voice).
Keeping a casual eye on all things A.I, machine learning, cognitive sciences, big data e.t.c If I had to guess how far away we’d actually be from creating a machine such as the one Asimov had envisioned. Then I’d say we are 15 to 20 years away.
That’d be extremely exciting. If the estimate is accurate btw.