Posts Tagged ‘automation‘

Automation Could Make Us Useless

The “de-skilling” that occurs when pilots no longer fly planes is happening across the board…It’s just one of the risks, Carr suggests, of becoming “a ward of our phones”: we are disembodying ourselves, removing ourselves from the world, living via screens and interfaces, and losing

What Can Watson Do For Your Company?

At this point, it’s important to understand that there is a science and an art to every profession. Soon, Watson will know the science better than a human. Humans will need to focus on the art of their profession — the creative elements only they

Automation Makes Humans Dumb

Computers aren’t taking away all the jobs done by talented people. But computers are changing the way the work gets done. And the evidence is mounting that the same de-skilling effect that ate into the talents of factory workers last century is starting to gnaw

Next Gen Automation

What are the key innovations that combine to enable the next generation of automation? A recent forward looking McKinsey report assessed the potential impact of Disruptive Technologies, providing a perspective focused on the year 2025. Looking at their list of twelve disruptive technologies, I see

The Great Decoupling : the pros and cons of A.I. taking our jobs

In fact, the dirty secret of economics is that it’s possible for technology to make the pie bigger—and that’s exactly what it’s been doing. Record wealth. But at the same time there’s no law that everybody’s going to benefit from technology. Some people, even a

Cars May Think, But Will They Achieve Artificial Stupidity (via IEEE)

The late Herbert Simon, a pioneer in artificial intelligence, once fretted that every time a machine showed a hint of brain, people redefined brainpower. ‘They move the goalposts,’ he said. The same thing may well be happening with cars that think…  So, how does this

Revolt Against the Robot Uprising

According to the Oxford study, “occupations that involve complex perception and manipulation tasks, creative intelligence tasks, and social intelligence tasks are unlikely to be substituted by computer capital over the next decade or two.” Why You Should Revolt Against the ‘Robot Uprising’ (via futuristgerd)

emergentfutures: BMW FORECASTS CARS WILL BE HIGHLY AUTOMATED BY 2020, DRIVERLESS BY 2025. Full Story: Singularity