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  1. ProducerFabio Marzocca

    Fabio Marzocca

    14/11/2016
    Will the future still need the man?
    Will the future still need the man?“Weak” and “Strong” Artificial Intelligence Some scientists, such as Stephen Hawking and Stuart Russell, believe that if advanced AI someday gains the ability to re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate, an unstoppable “intelligence explosion” ...
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    Fabio Marzocca
    20/11/2016 #15 Fabio Marzocca
    #10 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici!
    I really appreciate your thought: "the very creators of AI are not conscious of the fact that is the unique human capacity of abstraction and creativity, the ability to imagine, that has allowed them to produce their technological devices".
    That's very true.
    Fabio Marzocca
    20/11/2016 #14 Fabio Marzocca
    Thank you Ian for your really interesting point of view.
    #9
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2016 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    #12 As with many things we started with 100's of years ago, the cat is out of the bag. You can't put it back, regardless of the harm it may be causing now. From this, we should have to look at the long-term effects of such things to see the what if scenario outcome.

    I am agreement with "attempts" are the fear.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Scary to think about @Harvey Lloyd but my human side cannot accept this to be a possibility. What we posses can not be replicated through default modes. But it is the attempts to do so and the acceptance of the artificial , 2 dimensional replication, that is the scary piece.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2016 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 "The irony that exists is that the very creators of AI are not conscious of the fact that is the unique human capacity of abstraction and creativity, the ability to imagine, that has allowed them to produce their technological devices."

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    #10 "The irony that exists is that the very creators of AI are not conscious of the fact that is the unique human capacity of abstraction and creativity, the ability to imagine, that has allowed them to produce their technological devices."

    @Sara Jacobovici this is the exact fear i have in considering the path we are on. We will in some way calculate this uniquness and attempt to replicate.

    This uniqueness is a mathematical loop, but subconsciously humans can break the loop. Can AI?

    Without the introduction of new data from the stream then the loop continues, entering AI into a default mode. The default mode changes as the AI learns. Can AI through interations gather from the right streams to perfect the next default mode? Close
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/11/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    @Fabio Marzocca, after reading your post I have come to the realization that you have taken a complex issue and articulated it perfectly. The irony that exists is that the very creators of AI are not conscious of the fact that is the unique human capacity of abstraction and creativity, the ability to imagine, that has allowed them to produce their technological devices. Their devices may be faster, cleaner and last longer than humans but will never be able to contribute to the world which produced them. Any world of AI will be that; artificial and virtual, but not human. The mark of a truly successful product is one that transcends its function; otherwise it is just an object. I came across this quote by Soren Kierkegaard that I feel reinforces the fact that humans can never be replaced by mechanical and technologically advanced devices. "The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo."
    Ian Weinberg
    14/11/2016 #9 Ian Weinberg
    Thank you Fabio for this most inspiring and important discussion. You are so correct, mankind is striving to re-create that which it has tended to become - a linear algorithm. It has become too difficult and inconvenient to engage with a multi-faceted consciousness and so we have devolved the lowest common denominator - suppress negative emotions, distill and standardize ethics, ignore the big questions (what is the purpose of it all etc) and blindly follow the collective (the 'market forces'). This should be easy to re-create. But what of the highest attributes of mankind - art, music (both incorporating the full octaves of emotion), philosophy, ideation and innovation (incorporating consciousness at its most eloquent)? Well there won't be any challenge to re-packaging this in AI creations because there will no longer be awareness or appreciation of its existence. Those of us who have placed great value on these finer aspects of consciousness/life will become extinct with them - natural selection!
    Sasa Radovic
    14/11/2016 #8 Sasa Radovic
    There is some element of soul that is missed...
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 Nature has a way of finding equilibrium even in economics. It scares me alot. Although i agree with capitalism i sense it has gone too far. The next great thing that will grow GDP is not necessarily good for the human existence. My conservative friends will probably boil me in oil.

    It's always the variables that derail marketing and politics.
    Fabio Marzocca
    14/11/2016 #6 Fabio Marzocca
    Thnak you Harvey. You wrote: "...or population growth will have to change to accommodate the need for less humans...". This is a variable out of control, and it scares me a little! #5
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Great read @Fabio Marzocca, AI is a goal of our technology leading edge companies. Like the bio-firms seeking to alter DNA the repercussions can't be known. We will more than likely have to experience and recover from the outcomes.

    AI>Humans=Consumerism is not a good formula. I enjoy the Google model of learning but is it not making a large part of the educational paradigm antiquated? What becomes of these displaced workers?

    I am for technology but also realize our current barter system of time/intelligence for money will have to evolve in order for AI to displace workers or population growth will have to change to accommodate the need for less humans within the barter system.
    Fabio Marzocca
    14/11/2016 #4 Fabio Marzocca
    Thank you Sara. I believe this is one of the biggest problems of humankind and the subject is too much neglected. We are fascinated by AI, but it's like the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens. #2
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Time to be asking the right questions. @Fabio Marzocca starts us off.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Fabio Marzocca, you have the courage and insight to ask the most important and timely questions. I need to read your work at least 2 more times to attempt a response, for the single purpose of engagement. This is a topic that needs to be thought about and discussed. On social media, we focus on our personal lives and our professional lives (with beBee providing a means to bridge the 2 ). We are not conscious enough that a topic such as yours needs to transcend the personal impact of the weak AI or the professional consideration of AI as business research and development and product efficiency and sales, but on the bigger picture, the container of what holds all of this; our physical world and humanity. "Philosophy" is not a separate exercise left to individuals who sit and think and abstractly engage in the impracticable aspects of our lives. Philosophy is the language and means through which to develop potential for growth or lead to extinction; not because the AIs will be smarter or more creative (which they can not be) but because we humans will cease utilizing our intelligence and creativity. It doesn't have to be doom and gloom, just conscience awareness. Thank you Fabio. I look forward to returning to this discussion.
    Paul Kemner
    14/11/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    Actually, in Lang's 1927 film, the robot is transformed to be indistinguishable from the female love interest:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzs0qQ48dYo
  2. Anthony Bosma

    Anthony Bosma

    31/10/2016
    @China 2025
    K2016 - Talk at the Pavillon 22-10.2016: China 2025
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  3. George Touryliov
    Have you ever watched the 1960s cartoon The Jetsons? The Jetson family lived in a futuristic city with robots, holograms, and flying cars. They communicated through video chat and used artificial intelligence before it existed. Prepare yourself for a whole new futuristic world set to transform service. Here are just some of the things you can expect to see in a few years:
    George Touryliov
    ClickReads: This is What Your Future Looks Like - ClickSoftware
    www.clicksoftware.com Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Linkedin Editor’s Note: ClickReads is our weekly series of the top technology and business stories relevant to the field service industry. Check back weekly for the newest installment, or...
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  4. ProducerJarl Frijs-Madsen
    Why America will be winning with or without Trump
    Why America will be winning with or without TrumpIt has been said that the 19th century belonged to Europe, the 20th  century belonged to America and the 21st century will belong to Asia. There is a lot of truth in this, as economic and political power will continue to move from West – especially...
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    Dean Owen
    30/07/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    In a Financial Times article I think back in 2012, I predicted Shanghai would overtake London as a Financial centre by 2020. I stand by that prediction too.
    Dean Owen
    30/07/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Agree on all points except perhaps the 2050 prediction. If you look at all the top schools in the US, you'll see Asian faces in unprecedented numbers. They rely on Asia students for a bulk of their funding (I have been approached numerous times by US colleges to act as a consultant to increase enrolment of Chinese students). China overtook Japan as the second largest economy just 2 years after the Beijing Olympics and Shanghai Expo heralded China's arrival on the World stage. Back then,there were only a handful of Chinese studying abroad. The next generation of Chinese business leaders will be US college educated, and I have no doubt that China will be the largest economy in the World by 2035. Great buzz. You clearly know what is going on.
  5. Nigel Cliffe

    Nigel Cliffe

    13/06/2016
    This just came into my inbox - just had to share....#LinkedIn & #Microsoft coming together....
    Nigel Cliffe
    WOW! Breaking News: Microsoft and LinkedIn "Together Changing the Way the World Works"
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/06/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Is anyone else feeling like they will become even more of a non-entity on LI with this acquisition? With the almost forced Windows 10 update I was already feeling like I was dealing with 'big brother', now a social network is under big brother's thumb. Even happier to be a Bee today!
  6. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Cool Future Home Concepts Top Picks
    Cool Future Home Concepts Top Picks Today's leading-edge technology will help us build better home's for tomorrow. What kind of homes will we live in in the future? What kind of technology...
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  7. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    TRANSPORTATION TRENDS IN THE FUTURE:::
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    What will U.S. transportation look like in 2045?
    mashable.com New DOT report asks the public to consider the...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    12/06/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Too early for predictions or jamming pathways in the air? :)
  8. Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    VIDEO: Empresa china impacta con el autobús del futuro

    La empresa china TBS impactó con el autobús del futuro, en el que las personas son transportadas sobre los automóviles, evitando el tráfico
    Idalia Berenice Cervantes
    VIDEO: Empresa china impacta con el autobús del futuro
    www.merca20.com La empresa china TBS impactó con el autobús del futuro, en el que las personas son transportadas sobre los automóviles, evitando el...
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  9. Elena García Herrera
    The idea under consideration is for Sidewalk to create an area in the U.S. that serves as a testbed for new technologies from superfast Internet to autonomous cars
    Elena García Herrera
    Alphabet is plotting a digital city full of Google cars, high-speed Internet and maybe more!
    www.recode.net Why would Sidewalk Labs build a "digital...
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  10. Elena García Herrera
    The device would not only take photos and video, but store data, with no need for a tether to a smartphone.
    Elena García Herrera
    Sony Filed A Patent For Video-Recording Contact Lens
    www.huffingtonpost.com You could one day shoot video with the blink of an...
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    Elena García Herrera
    02/05/2016 #2 Elena García Herrera
    #1 I've seen Black Mirror and effectively we'll reach very complicated situations