The Futures Agency’s CEO, Gerd Leonhard, just added a new ad-hoc podcast on the future of work and jobs on his Audioboom channel. This is a hugely important topic that will need some major attention from governments, corporations, SMEs and the entirely educational system. His key message: automation and
Posts Tagged ‘science‘
More radical disruptions will occur once the technology transitions to the organic world, making it possible to assemble biomaterials that evolve and develop on their own, design cancer-fighting robots that would release antibodies only in contact with cancerous cells, and so on. Read more from
Earlier this month researchers at the Global Challenges Foundation released a thorough and unsettling look at what threatens human civilization. To give you an idea of the types of items that truly threaten us: number 1 on the list is A.I. and number 12 is Bad
The question will be whether enough new jobs can be created to replace those that have been taken over by smart machines. Will artificial general intelligence be developed? Maybe. And if AGI is developed, that’s where caution needs to be taken. Is humankind in danger?
The study looks at innovations (actually there are 51) that don’t exist yet, but could be feasible through work by scientists, engineers, and designers, and with support from philanthropies, aid agencies, businesses, and others… Read more from Fast Co.Exist via Pocket
Here’s how it works: The “dongle” device takes a prick of blood and tests it to see whether there are a higher-than-normal number of the antibodies that fight HIV and syphilis in the blood. That immune system reaction indicates that the patient is positive, explains Wan Laksanasopin, a biomedical
Dozens of the world’s top artificial intelligence experts have signed an open letter calling for researchers to take care to avoid potential “pitfalls” of the disruptive technology. Those who have already signed the letter include Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, the co-founders of DeepMind, Google’s director
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
Watch this TEDTalk by MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte. He does a great job explaining the significance of the past 30 years of technology and science.
In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. Bioengineered Pandemic “Unfortunately we can now make diseases