The new industrial revolution now beginning puts us on the path to a future without markets. This post looks at improbable aspects of this vision, including the robot revolt, and asks if our future will resemble the dystopia of Jupiter Ascending more than Star Trek. It will be our choice.
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
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
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
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