Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
As ai accelerates across the workplace and society, where will all the workers go?
We’ve always wrestled with the unintended consequences of technology, but now more than ever the pace of change is accelerating beyond our ability to understand it and control it. The fact about Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that every advancement has an adverse consequence, which is it replaces something we used to do and in so doing pulls us deeper and deeper into a permanent dependency on computers and machines which sets our humanness on a slo-mo devolutionary path.
Robotics applies artificial intelligence (software) to the creation of a physical robot that solves a problem and/or completes a task(s) in the most efficient way possible, all well and good. But for the survivability of our species as we rush to create robots of every conceivable kind and flood the zone with venture capital, we had better put as much thought and investment into what robots can’t and will never do, so we can figure out the new jobs of the future for the millions of workers displaced by ai/robotics.
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford
Top Things ai-Robots Cannot Do (well) massage ejaculate adhoc make an entrance with style trust their gut feel fold laundry while watching TV blend in with a crowd pole dance give you the look stand-up comedy bedside manner give and/or receive surprises give and/or receive trust get in touch with its feelings
spontaneous pick-up lines lie like a Santosschmooze do lunch give a shit
Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust by Gary Marcus
Can Ai be used to efficiently archive and track the growing mountain of classified documents in the National Archives?
The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America’s Top Secrets by Matthew Connelly
Will we treat our robots the way we treat ourselves?
- Even better? Or worse?
- Are people treating Alexa like a servant; or even worse, a slave?
Are you ready to give up driving your own car?
What are the long-term social implications of AI?
- cognitive offloading: The Disruption of Being Lost (sp)
- loss of jobs
Is it feasible to develop a robot tax to fund the social costs of dealing with AI-driven unemployment?
Big Picture / Technology / Information Processing / AI & Robotics
ai is a gigantic black box hovering over our world like a dark cloud, accelerating in size every second until it will eventually swallow us whole.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Ethics: ieee.org: Ethically Aligned Design
- Startups: CB Insights: AI 100
- Unintended Consequences: Artificial Intelligence Incident Database (AIID)
As ai models our image, voice, transactions, movements and communications at an accelerating pace, our humanity is being stolen from us in plain sight.sp
- Avatars: remote and interactive telepresence: Avatar Competition
- Cars: Driven Alex Davies
- autonomous robot bees
- blog: From Where I Drone
- recon: building interiors
- Robots: agriculture: TerraSentia
- ai decides, humans execute: Augmyntia
- artificial friends: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro