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5 essential #TEDtalks on the #FutureOfWork  
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  • As inventors rush to create mind-blowing bits of kit that have the power to transform our daily lives forever, is there anyone out there pausing to think about the real impacts of technology on our lives, our psyches and our society?
  • In the following TED talks, you’ll be able to navigate all the possibilities, and equip yourself with wisdom that will carry you through the changes.
  • Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores.
  • Lisa Gansky, author of “The Mesh,” talks about a future of business that’s about sharing all kinds of stuff, either via smart and tech-enabled rental or, more boldly, peer-to-peer.
  • In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.

5 TED talks for anyone interested in the changing work landscape
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The Science of AI and the Art of Social Responsibility

The science of #AI and the art of social responsibility:  via @HuffingtonPost

  • But the transformational nature of artificial intelligence requires new metrics of success for our profession.
  • This year alone at least 1 billion people will be touched in some way by artificial intelligence, which is transforming everything from financial services to transportation, energy, education and retail.
  • And why IBM is a founding member of the Partnership on AI, a collaboration among Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and many scientific and nonprofit organizations charged with guiding the development of artificial intelligence to the benefit of society.
  • Opportunity: Developers of AI applications should accept the responsibility of enabling students, workers and citizens to take advantage of every opportunity in the new economy powered by cognitive systems.
  • They should help them acquire the skills and knowledge to engage safely, securely and effectively in a relationship with cognitive systems, and to perform the new kinds of work and jobs that will emerge in a cognitive economy.

By Guru Banavar, IBM’s Chief Science Officer for Cognitive Computing
I am a computer scientist and engineer, inspired by the art of the possible an…
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Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in #AI initiative  via @techcrunch

  • Apple couldn’t miss out on this opportunity if it wants to hire some of the best AI engineers.
  • Apple aims to up its AI smarts with iCloud user data in iOS 10.3
  • The Partnership on AI could also be a great lobbying tool, proving that tech companies are acting responsibly.
  • The Partnership on AI was officially unveiled back in September 2016 .
  • While the Partnership on AI has to clarify its areas of work, you can expect to see research papers on AI.

Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech..
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Tech billionaires donate $20m to fund set up to protect society from AI

Tech billionaires donate $20m to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund

  • ‘There’s an urgency to ensure that AI benefits society and minimises harm,’ said LinkedIn founder Hoffman.
  • LinkedIn and eBay founders Reid Hoffman and Pierre Omidyar donate $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund
  • The fund is one of many new bodies aimed at shaping the future of AI in a positive – or, at least, thoughtful – direction.
  • The founders of LinkedIn and eBay are donating a combined $20m (£16.4m) to fund academic research aimed at ensuring the safety of artificial intelligences.
  • LinkedIn’s founder Reid Hoffman and the Omidyar network, the philanthropic investment firm set up by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, are donating $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will distribute money to researchers working on the tough ethical problems raised by AI.

Reid Hoffman and Pierre Omidyar are donating $10m each to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, to help tackle ethical problems of AI
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New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest

New $27 million fund backs research into #artificialintelligence for the public interest  #AI

  • Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence , whose motto is “AI for the common good.”
  • New $27 million fund backs research into artificial intelligence for the public interest
  • Amazon gives out 5,000 bananas a day in Seattle
  • The fund’s backers said they would collaborate with existing AI research efforts, including an “AI Now” symposium scheduled for July 10 at MIT Media Lab.
  • Amazon falls behind Disney, but beats Netflix, in study ranking millennials’ intimacy with brands

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Omidyar Network are anchoring a newly formed $27 million fund to support research into the social impacts of AI.
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Carnegie Mellon to open research center focused on AI ethics

.@CarnegieMellon to open research center focused on #AI #ethics  by @stephcondoncbs

  • Carnegie Mellon to open research center focused on AI ethics
  • The K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies will support a senior professor and a junior professor, both in ethics and computational technologies.
  • Carnegie Mellon University announced Wednesday that it’s receiving a $10 million endowment from global law firm K&L Gates LLP to establish a new research center focused on the ethics of artificial intelligence.
  • The endowment will also support three doctoral students whose studies relate to the field of ethics and computational science and technology.
  • In a statement, Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh said that it’s not just technology that will shape the next century. “

The university, which has ties to Google, Uber and other major tech firms, is receiving a $10 million endowment from global law firm.
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Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society

  • Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.
  • To advance public understanding and awareness of AI and its potential benefits and potential costs to act as a trusted and expert point of contact as questions/concerns arise from the public and others in the area of AI and to regularly update key constituents on the current state of AI progress.
  • The engagement of AI users and developers, as well as representatives of industry sectors that may be impacted by AI (such as healthcare, financial services, transportation, commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications, and media) to support best practices in the research, development, and use of AI technology within specific domains.
  • In support of the mission to benefit people and society, the Partnership on AI intends to conduct research, organize discussions, share insights, provide thought leadership, consult with relevant third parties, respond to questions from the public and media, and create educational material that advance the understanding of AI technologies including machine perception, learning, and automated reasoning.
  • The regular engagement of experts across multiple disciplines (including but not limited to psychology, philosophy, economics, finance, sociology, public policy, and law) to discuss and provide guidance on emerging issues related to the impact of AI on society.

Established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.
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