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.
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
The Worlds I See: Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI by Fei-Fei Li
What are the long-term social implications of AI?
- cognitive offloading: The Disruption of Being Lost (sp)
- loss of jobs
Can Ai be used to efficiently archive and track the growing mountain of classified documents in the National Archives?
- 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?
Is it feasible to develop a robot tax to fund the social costs of dealing with AI-driven unemployment?
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.
- Ethics: ieee.org: Ethically Aligned Design
- Startups: CB Insights: AI 100
- Unintended Consequences: Artificial Intelligence Incident Database (AIID)
- Avatars: remote and interactive telepresence: Avatar Competition
- Cars: Driven Alex Davies
- Robots: agriculture: TerraSentia