Jack Ma warns about dangers of artificial intelligence — RT Business

'It's going to be painful': #JackMa warns about dangers of artificial intelligence

  • The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, is warning artificial intelligence will replace human workers, but it will never replace human wisdom.
  • “Artificial intelligence may take a lot of jobs away.
  • If small businesses can’t survive, we can’t survive,” said Ma, speaking in Detroit at the Gateway 17 conference for entrepreneurs.
  • So I don’t think the machine — the artificial intelligence — is gonna replace the wisdom,” he said.
  • During the conference, Ma repeated his prediction last week that Alibaba will be worth more than the world’s fifth-largest economy by 2036, bigger than the economies of France or the United Kingdom.

The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, is warning artificial intelligence will replace human workers, but it will never replace human wisdom.
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IBM Bets The Company On Cloud, AI, And Blockchain

IBM Bets The Company On #Cloud, #AI, And #Blockchain by @theebizwizard   #IBMInterConnect

  • IBM has dubbed its AI offering Watson – a powerful cognitive computing engine that pervades everything IBM is bringing to customers.
  • David Kenny, Senior Vice President of IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, laid out IBM’s strategic ONE Architecture consisting of four layers: Cloud, Data AI, and Applications, as the image below shows.
  • The ONE Architecture is remarkable in two ways: first, AI (in the form of Watson) represents an entire layer, indicating the breadth of IBM’s bet on the technology.
  • What, then, does Watson truly bring to customers of the IBM Cloud?
  • This enormous commitment of person-hours from highly qualified professionals as well as vast quantities of data makes Watson more of a consultant’s tool, best suited for selling the time of IBM consultants, more so than a modular, LEGO-block style plug-in for customers to incorporate directly into their own applications.

It’s clear that Rometty has taken the lesson of the Innovator’s Dilemma to heart, and is willing to jeopardize existing revenue streams in order to place large bets on innovation. The big picture here, of course, is business transformation – most notably for IBM, but also for its customers.
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Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers With IQ And EQ

#ArtificialIntelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers With IQ And EQ

  • Many lawyers have elevated IQ’s, though relatively few seem to possess high EQ’s– commonly called ‘people skills’.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), a recent entrant in the legal vertical, scores high on IQ, but the jury is still out on whether machines can develop comparable EQ.
  • How is human intelligence—IQ and EQ– applied to legal practice, and what functions require specialized training and social skills that cannot be performed by machines?
  • Put another way, what are the core functions that lawyers perform, and what attributes differentiate effective human lawyers from machine ones?
  • And while some of the rote chores that support the work they do—legal research, discovery production review, statistical analysis—can certainly be performed by machines—only human lawyers can synthesize it and communicate it to others in a way that evokes confidence (“I’m sure glad she’s my lawyer!)

Analytical prowess (IQ), people skills (EQ) and artificial intelligence (AI) are three kinds of intelligence in the legal marketplace. Who is best suited for what tasks is largely driven by which resource–human or machine has the necessary form of intelligence. This article examines the three.
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Spotlight

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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