The social impact of Artificial Intelligence hinges on the potential it has for both competition and collaboration with the human world. If left to develop unchecked its impact can be far-reaching and deeply destabilising. Maybe we should look before we leap, and consider the consequences of letting these new, more powerful and more autonomous machines loose on our world?
Imagine if you could make your mistakes in virtual scenarios instead of in reality.
Drone-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings are third party based unmanned aerial systems or vehicles that use embedded systems (hardware and software) to capture and analyze data for others.
Microsoft and IBM show some insights while advances in AI assistants for doctors generate mixed emotions.
Data beats theory Here’s a new empirical study of the impacts of automation and resulting employment changes on high and low wage employees over time. Empirical studies are important because they replace conjecture with reality (but it’s easier to write a paper about conjecture.)
AI and digital are now part of the fabric of business. CEOs need to deal with the existential threat from Internet-based upstarts. Focus on the second sentence.
Part 2: The emotional hurdle AI systems lack anything even remotely like our emotional systems. How are they going to successfully co-exist and interact with the humans around them?
Most of the exuberant claims of rapid growth are junk research or worse. A few firms are investing very heavily (Think of Google and Baidu for example.) Most others have bigger fish to fry (like the threat of being Amazonization.)
This is no longer science fiction. Retailers, such as Amazon (www.amazon.com) and Wal-Mart (www.walmart.com) strive to use technology to enhance and streamline their shoppers experience…
For the price of maintaining vegetation, perhaps a garden and some strategically located fruit trees around the property, an AI hive might make an excellent augmentation to a security system…