The Jobless Future Spreads to China

Posted in Jobless Future, Manufacturing on June 23rd, 2016 by Kory

This is happening faster than we thought.

Foxconn replacing 60 000 jobs with robots.

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Ethics Of AI Comic

Posted in Artificial Intelligence on June 15th, 2016 by Kory

A great comic strip from SMBC on the ethics of AI.

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4141

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AI Advancing Faster Than Expected

Posted in Artificial Intelligence on June 2nd, 2016 by Kory

It was almost 20 years ago that Deep Blue beat Kasperov, but even 2 years ago in 2014 it was predicted humans would still dominate Go for years to come. Wrong. A deep learning computer just beat an expert Go player 5-0. Singularity Hub covers the story.

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Robots Will Steal Your Jobs

Posted in Jobless Future on May 31st, 2016 by Kory

The Metro has an even tempered article on the jobless future. Quoting several economists and futurist Martin Ford. The conclusion though is all too familiar…the robots will steal your jobs.

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The Argument for Data Over Algorithms in Machine Learning

Posted in Artificial Intelligence on May 27th, 2016 by Kory

Interesting read about the future of machine learning, especially for start ups. Including this great infographic.
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Data, not algorithms, is key to machine learning success

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Economic Growth Isn’t Over, but It Doesn’t Create Jobs Like It Used To

Posted in Jobless Future on May 27th, 2016 by Kory

An excellent article in Harvard Business Review by Martin Ford on the inability of future innovation to create mass employment. He goes so far as to suggest a guaranteed income, anathema to many conservative and all libertarians.

Economic Growth Isn’t Over, but It Doesn’t Create Jobs Like It Used To
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You Know It’s Getting Real When…

Posted in Transportation on May 26th, 2016 by Kory

You know it is getting real when a late night talk show does a segment on it…

 

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Great Interview with Martin Ford

Posted in Futurism, Jobless Future, Transportation on December 27th, 2015 by Kory

Just read some great excerpts from a podcast with Martin Ford (Twitter) at the American Enterprise Institute.  Kind of long, but worth the read.

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The Worst Possible Future of Virtual Reality

Posted in Futurism on December 26th, 2015 by Kory

The CG Bros have made an amazing short film presenting one of the worst possible outcomes of a virtual reality future.  There are some parrallels to William Gibson’s latest book “The Peripheral” which I highly recommend.

 

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Direct Brain To Tablet Connection

Posted in Biometrics on December 23rd, 2015 by Kory

The folks over at Singularity Hub recently covered a story about scientists who created a direct connection from the brain of a female patient (suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease) directly to a tablet.  Obviously this dramatically improved her quality of life.  She can now google with ease.  As an Android user, I was pleased to see that the device was the Nexus 9.  Seriously touching story though.  Read the full story here.

 

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