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

50 years of warnings about the new industrial revolution. It’s here. Ignore the naysayers.

Summary:  The new Industrial Revolution is now upon us. We have sufficient warning and, with the experience from the earlier ones, should be able to navigate through it to a prosperous future without massive suffering during the transition. This is the latest in a long series about what might be the major economic event of the … Continue reading 50 years of warnings about the new industrial revolution. It’s here. Ignore the naysayers.

The next industrial revolution starts. Beware the Pied Pipers who lull us into passivity.

Summary:  Are we ready for the future? Not if we don't learn from the past. This is a follow-up to Techno-utopians keep us ignorant of the past so we cannot see the future, another look at the dreams and evasions they spin to cloud our vision so that we don't grab a fair share of … Continue reading The next industrial revolution starts. Beware the Pied Pipers who lull us into passivity.

Journalists warn us about the coming revolution, but we don’t listen

Summary: We have little confidence in journalists, although they have warned us well of past perils. Now a new challenge arrives, the 3rd industrial revolution. We refuse to prepare for its dangers. Here we review some of the many news articles about what's happening, so we cannot say we weren't warned. . Contents Journalists report, … Continue reading Journalists warn us about the coming revolution, but we don’t listen