Machines and human replacement (McKinsey report)

McKinsey analyzed the detailed work activities of more than 800 occupations from across the US economy to assess the percentage of time spent on activities with the technical potential for automation by adapting currently demonstrated technology. Read the detailed results on the technical potential for automation in various sectors. “While automation will eliminate very few occupations entirely in the next … Continue reading "Machines and human replacement (McKinsey report)"

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Neuromorphic chips coming on your mobile device

IBM Research in Zurich has created the world’s first artificial nanoscale stochastic phase-change neurons to store and process data. This demonstration marks a significant step forward in the development of energy-efficient, ultra-dense integrated neuromorphic technologies for applications in cognitive computing. Read more about this exciting discovery and understand more about artificial neurons in this interview with Manuel Le Gallo, … Continue reading "Neuromorphic chips coming on your mobile device"

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All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines (5* read)

“Because automation alters how we act, how we learn, and what we know, it has an ethical dimension. The choices we make, or fail to make, about which tasks we hand off to machines shape our lives and the place we make for ourselves in the world.”

All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/11/the-great-forgetting/309516/
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Ray Kurzweil: The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better. I say: true. But are our genes really ‘outdated software’ ?

“It’s not just collecting what is basically the object code of life that is expanding exponentially. Our ability to understand it, to reverse-engineer it, to simulate it, and most importantly to reprogram this outdated software is also expanding exponentially. Genes are software programs. It’s not a metaphor. They are sequences of data. But they evolved many years ago, many tens of thousands of years ago, when conditions were different.”

Ray Kurzweil: The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better
https://www.geekwire.com/2016/ray-kurzweil-world-isnt-getting-worse-information-getting-better/
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AI Ethics and the Fate of Humanity (Gerd Leonhard quotes from CommunicAsia 2016)

READ MORE HERE  Mr Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Author and Chief Executive Officer of the Futures Agency, flashed this screen capture of a mobile app to illustrate his point: Mr Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Author and Chief Executive Officer of the Futures Agency: Technology has no ethics. “Technology has no ethics”. But human societies depend on ethics, he said. So … Continue reading "AI Ethics and the Fate of Humanity (Gerd Leonhard quotes from CommunicAsia 2016)"

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