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In 2016 Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, wrote: “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.”
- This fourth Industrial Revolution, he said, will fuse the physical, digital and biological worlds, and affect all corners of society – even challenging ideas of what it means to be human.
- Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think not.
- And in their latest book Machine, Platform, Crowd, they tell us why.
- Joining Ian Sample in the studio, Andrew and Erik lay out their blueprint for the future of the workplace, including the role big data will play, how some processes involving decision-making could be automated, and how minds and machines can come together to cancel out each other’s errors.
Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play
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- I recently spent a few weeks in the country, talking to researchers and entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge AI technologies and products.
- What stuck with me—beyond the growing ambition of China’s researchers and the overall vibrancy of its tech scene—is how much people are starting to talk about the potential for AI to eliminate jobs across the country.
- Speaking at an event organized in Detroit by his company last week, the CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, said that artificial intelligence could displace many workers in both China and the U.S., thereby heightening tensions that some fear could lead the two countries toward armed conflict.
- In a compelling op-ed piece in the New York Times this week, Kai-Fu Lee, a renowned technical expert, entrepreneur, and educator and the chairman of an AI lab run by his VC firm Sinnovation Ventures, argues that AI will cause widespread job displacement in coming years.
- But this in and of itself may be a cause for concern, as public perception regarding jobs and economic prospects in both the U.S. and China will be incredibly important in coming years.
Never mind the singularity; artificial intelligence could eliminate countless jobs, and perhaps reshape global politics in the process.
Continue reading “China’s Tech Moguls Warn of AI’s Troubling Trajectory”
- Artificial intelligence isn’t just about replacing humans with computers; the best managers will find ways to use AI to augment their workers.
- Tim O’Reilly: How smart managers should use artificial intelligence
- In the upcoming webcast, ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase shares her insights about Uber, Airbnb, and other peer platforms.
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- In the video, a compilation of clips from the O’Reilly Next:Economy Summit 2015, Tim O’Reilly talks with AI leaders who see an essential role for humans in the AI-enabled world.
Artificial intelligence isn’t just about replacing humans with computers; the best managers will find ways to use AI to augment their workers. In this video, a compilation of clips from the O’Reilly Next:Economy Summit 2015, Tim O’Reilly talks with AI leaders who see an essential role for humans in the AI-enabled world.
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- Robot Surgeons Are Taking Over the Operating Room
- Advanced surgical robots are already helping doctors perform operations with previously unimaginable precision.
- Some of the latest surgical robots can already plan and execute simple surgical tasks entirely on their own, select optimal approaches and tools, and even use deep learning to observe and replicate new procedures.
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- But fairly soon, doctors may be able to hand the scalpel over entirely-at least for simple, repetitive procedures-freeing up human surgeons’ valuable time for more complex work.
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Robot Surgeons Are Taking Over the Operating Room