Let’s rewrite the business rules where people matter (via Tim O’Reilly)

One of the big reasons we’re moving back into a more socially polarised society – as seen recently in some countries of the EU, the UK and the US – is the continuous dilution of the middle class in many economies over the last 20-30 years, and tensions are rising around the globe. Aristotle wrote it down more than … Continue reading "Let’s rewrite the business rules where people matter (via Tim O’Reilly)"

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A gallery of images on the ‘Technology versus Humanity’ theme

… related to my new book, Technology vs Humanity

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10 dystopian scenarios for the future (via George Dvorsky)

We usually have a tendency to see the dangers far before they come and we are usually able to solve issues. However, we never seem to be able to get rid of utopian visions and dystopian warnings. George Dvorsky recently listed 10 Predictions About the Future That Should Scare the Hell Out of You on Gizmodo. Here are … Continue reading "10 dystopian scenarios for the future (via George Dvorsky)"

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Moral Machine

From self-driving cars on public roads to self-piloting reusable rockets landing on self-sailing ships, machine intelligence is supporting or entirely taking over ever more complex human activities at an ever increasing pace. The greater autonomy given machine intelligence in these roles can result in situations where they have to make autonomous choices involving human life … Continue reading "Moral Machine"

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Will smarter machines cause mass unemployment?

The idea that manual work can be carried out by machines is already familiar; now ever-smarter machines can perform tasks done by information workers, too. What determines vulnerability to automation, experts say, is not so much whether the work concerned is manual or white-collar but whether or not it is routine. Machines can already perform routine … Continue reading "Will smarter machines cause mass unemployment?"

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