In Ten Years, Robots Could Replace More Than 4 Million Workers

In Ten Years, #Robots Could Replace More Than 4 Million Workers on @futurism  #AI

  • A new study suggests that as many as four million human workers could be replaced by robots over the next decade.
  • Robots could replace human workers in up to four million jobs in Britain over the next decade, according to research conducted by UK market research firm YouGov on behalf of the Royal Academy of the Arts.
  • Chiefly, businesses have to make sure that the millions of workers who are replaced by robots and other automated systems aren’t left behind.
  • Many robots are simply better equipped to perform menial tasks than humans are.
  • Robots can raise overall productivity by doing the dirty, difficult, or otherwise unpleasant jobs that human workers would rather avoid.

A new study suggests that robots will replace as many as four million British workers in the next decade. Can we find new roles for these people to fill?
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When robots will start taking over human tasks

When robots will start outperforming humans @sai #AI

  • According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated to take over each of those tasks.
  • And so it will go for millions of other jobs over the next 50 years, researchers find.
  • The study relied on survey responses of 352 AI researchers who gave their opinions on when in the future machines would replace humans for various tasks.
  • Lead investigator Katja Grace and her colleagues found the tasks most likely to get automated within the next 10 years were rote, mechanical tasks.
  • Ultimately, the researchers found AI could automate all human tasks by the year 2051 and all human jobs by 2136.

A survey of AI researchers tallied predictions for when machines will start beating humans at everything from LEGO assembly to essay-writing.
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When robots will start taking over human tasks

Here's when robots will start outperforming humans on every task  #AI #MachineLearning

  • According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated to take over each of those tasks.
  • And so it will go for millions of other jobs over the next 50 years, researchers find.
  • The study relied on survey responses of 352 AI researchers who gave their opinions on when in the future machines would replace humans for various tasks.
  • Lead investigator Katja Grace and her colleagues found the tasks most likely to get automated within the next 10 years were rote, mechanical tasks.
  • Ultimately, the researchers found AI could automate all human tasks by the year 2051 and all human jobs by 2136.

A survey of AI researchers tallied predictions for when machines will start beating humans at everything from LEGO assembly to essay-writing.
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Technology has eaten the world

  • On Friday, I looked at the top 5 quarter-end market caps for the first quarter of 2017.
  • I went back 11 years to the same day and saw that on March 31, 2006, only one out of the top 5 market caps, namely Microsoft, was a technology company.
  • The top market caps were rather diversified, including financial services, industrial groups, technology, and of course oil production giants.
  • This does not mean there will be no market crash or bubble bursting; I am just saying that these companies are generating real revenue and profit just like the old top 5 companies, even though their services are often intangible.
  • I wouldn’t be surprised to see leaders in transportation, construction, and travel among the top 10 market caps within the next decade.

A few years ago, Marc Andreessen first declared that “software is eating the world.” We have been mostly inclined to intuitively believe the trend he was referring to, but we were missing undisputable proof. Now we have quantified proof, at least for the domination of the technology as a whole if not specifically for software.
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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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The brightest minds in artificial intelligence think the government should start taking notes — Quartz

The brightest minds in #DeepLearning #AI think the government should start taking notes

  • Artificial intelligence agents can handle money, or drive our cars, or give legal advice-all this has been done within a framework conceived when computers couldn’t decide for themselves.
  • Any jobs that AI might create are beyond the authors’ imagination.
  • In 2014, Stanford University launched the One Hundred Year Study, a long-term look into the future of artificial intelligence set to publish a paper every five years.
  • “There is no clear definition of AI,” the study reads.
  • But the paper strongly suggests that since artificial intelligence is so widespread and manifests in so many forms, any widespread ruling or central government office to regulate it would be ill-advised.

In 2014, Stanford University launched the One Hundred Year Study, a long-term look into the future of artificial intelligence set to publish a paper every five years. Just two years in, the team released its first report Sept. 1, Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. The document outlines the history of AI and where its…
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