Posts Tagged ‘AIfutures‘

How corporations capture and shatter college graduates

Elsewhere, at this vulnerable, mutable, pivotal moment, undergraduates must rely on their own wavering resolve to resist peer pressure, the herd instinct, the allure of money, flattery, prestige and security. Students, rebel against these soul-suckers! Follow your dreams, however hard it may be, however uncertain

The End of Work

What does the “end of work” mean, exactly? It does not mean the imminence of total unemployment, nor is the United States remotely likely to face, say, 30 or 50 percent unemployment within the next decade. Rather, technology could exert a slow but continual downward

AI: not replacing, but augmenting, empowering humans

Leonhard addressed software architects here and made a presentation on ‘AI as utility – 2020: Observations and foresights,’ hosted by Envestnet India…Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years, he said. Read more from The Hindu Business Line

Robots & Basic Income

Work and income still go together, which is why we find it so hard to imagine people working for no money, or for the common good, or to get out and meet people. But as new platforms like Amazon, Airbnb or Uber allow more of

Is a ‘Jobless Future’ Possible?

The way Hod Lipson describes his Creative Machines Lab captures his ambitions: “We are interested in robots that create and are creative.”… So, is a ‘jobless future’ what technology has in store for humanity? The short answer of this article is: nobody knows. A jobless

What Will Be Our First AI Catastrophe?

The Technological Singularity, which you’ve probably heard of before, is the advent of recursively improving greater-than-human artificial general intelligence (or artificial superintelligence), or the development of strong AI (human-like artificial general intelligence). More importantly, will we have established the ethical laws required to mitigate the

D-Wave Will Be Amazing Once We Know What To Ask It

D-Wave is a very exciting project, but the implications are fuzzy. “D-Wave claims that its 512-qubit D-Wave Two computer is the most advanced quantum computer in the world,” according to The Register. That sounds awesome, but what does it mean? What are the practical applications

Let’s Just Build AI That Share Our Values

Instead we should be adhering to the Proactionary Principle and begin discussing these risks insofar that we develop a strategy that’ll effectively mitigate these risks and ensure the greatest possible outcome. Bostrom envisions a superintelligent A.I. that’ll share our values and fight for us when