Machines take another big step to superintelligence

Summary: The next step in computer evolution is machine learning. Practical applications, such as self-driving cars, are moving from science fiction to daily news. But the leading edge is further ahead, with achievements that look like small miracles.   Films showed us the rapid evolution of intelligent machines. Now real life imitates fiction, as the rate … Continue reading Machines take another big step to superintelligence

Stratfor explains why self-driving cars won’t rule soon

Autonomous Vehicles

Summary: Millions of jobs will be lost when autonomous vehicles dominate the roads. Here Stratfor explains that most difficult factor is not building the technology, it is our fear of new technology. Driving Consumers Toward Automated Vehicles. by Stratfor, 3 November 2017. Highlights. Recent technological developments will keep automated vehicles on track for a limited commercial … Continue reading Stratfor explains why self-driving cars won’t rule soon

A Timeline for the Extinction of Jobs by Machines

Summary: Finally the AI revolution and the coming great extinction of jobs has become visible to almost everyone. Only its timing remains unknown. New research shows experts' forecasts of AI's growing skills, valuable information that will help us prepare. Let's use it! "When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts." By Katja Grace … Continue reading A Timeline for the Extinction of Jobs by Machines

Lessons for us about AI from the horse apocalypse

Summary: Artificial intelligence has arrived. The mid-twentieth century horse apocalypse shows us what it might do to employment. It is history's rebuttal to the pollyannas about tech. This is a follow-up to yesterday's post -- Films show us how smart machines will reshape the world. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short … Continue reading Lessons for us about AI from the horse apocalypse

Films show us how smart machines will reshape the world

Artificial Intelligence

Summary: Artificial intelligence has arrived, beginning to reshape the world. Here is what we can learn about it from films. Tomorrow we'll see lessons about AI from the horse apocalypse. Spoilers! “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” — Attributed to Roy … Continue reading Films show us how smart machines will reshape the world