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Let’s not give up on a guaranteed basic income before we’ve tried

This debate goes back decades, and some of our most respected leaders have supported the idea of an income floor for all. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

Basic Income

No, the fourth Industrial Revolution will not be driven by machines

Many a time, we end up saying that we are living in some really interesting times. The major happenings across the artificial intelligence field to …

Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work

WHEN the first printed books with illustrations started to appear in the 1470s in the German city of Augsburg, wood engravers rose up in protest. …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget Arnold and the Terminator — bots will make us superhuman

In the first Terminator movie, Arnie’s T-800 is sent back in time to kill a human. In Terminator 2, the T-800 is programmed to protect a human. This idea of having our machines grapple with the concept of “kill/do not kill” is still science fiction for now, but some profound questions about the …

Artificial Intelligence

Automation may take our jobs—but it’ll restore our humanity

For humans to survive the automation revolution, we need to double down on our humanity.<p>The argument goes like this: Artificial intelligence is getting better and better at automating things that humans do. Not just repetitive tasks like assembling parts in a factory, but complex tasks that have …

Intelligence

How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the mid-1990s, Douglas Eck worked as a database programmer in Albuquerque while moonlighting as a musician. After a day spent writing computer code inside a lab run by the Department of Energy, he would take the stage at a local juke joint, playing what he calls …

Machine Learning

Self-driving cars could transform jobs held by 1 in 9 U.S. workers

Self-driving vehicles have the potential to reshape a wide range of occupations held by roughly one in nine American workers, according to a new U.S. government report.<p>About 3.8 million people drive taxis, trucks, ambulances and other vehicles for a living. An additional 11.7 million workers drive …

United States

Humans to undergo treatments to be ‘elite super workers’ and beat robots to jobs

GETTYHumans will edit themselves to become better employees<p>As competition in the workplace becomes more fierce, people will turn to technology to …

Robots

Envisioning the AI-Driven Enterprise

As today’s digital disruptions bounce and smash their way through conventional technologies and conventional wisdom alike, predicting their path is a …

DevOps

Robots should make money, save money, increase productivity, or deliver entertainment—and let humans be human

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics is upon us, but the current fad of emotional humanoid robots is not headed in the right direction.<p>First, let’s understand what robotics are based on:<p>AI algorithms which are very good at optimization of explicitly defined goals (but cannot create, …

Robots

AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Amazon’s Alexa just got a new job. In addition to her other 15,000 skills like playing music and telling knock-knock jokes, she can now also answer economic questions for clients of the Swiss global financial services company, UBS Group AG.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (WSJ), a new …

Harvard Business Review

5 Secure Jobs That Machines Will Never Be Able To Take From Humans

Without wanting to get <i>too</i> morbid, one of the greatest existential fears humans face is that one day, we’re going to be completely unnecessary in the …

Singularity

Some Economic Implications of The Longer-Living Society — Part 2

<b>By George Tait Edwards MBE</b><p>Background<p>It is now virtually certain that there are prescription drugs (such as metformin) and many other AMPK Activators …

The Transition to a Longer Living Society Part 1

<b>A 21st Century Theory of Aging</b><p><b>By George Tait Edwards MBE</b><p><b>1 Introduction</b><p>There is a new theory of aging that has been developed in recent years by …

Who Will Care for America's Seniors?

Being a home-health aide is a lonely, difficult job, and the pay is miserable. But the country needs to find millions more people to do it.<p>My grandfather broke his hip at age 87. At the time, he lived with my grandmother in western Massachusetts in a beautiful house they’d built themselves abutting …

Health Care

Google is funding a news site with robot writers

Scribes everywhere, look alive: Google is now funding a project which will use AI to write automated news stories,<p>The Press Association, a UK news agency, received about $807,000 from the third round of Google’s Digital News Initiative funding. Their project? Reporters and Data and Robots, or …

News Industry

Do You Have What It Takes To Live On Mars?

Well-being

7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World …

Critical Thinking

Need jobs? Get robots, and education right

Jobs were in the center spotlight in this year’s election. Donald Trump used it as a weapon against Hillary Clinton to mobilize the many millions of voters who felt as though technology, immigrants and free trade had left them behind. Clinton suggested spending hundreds of billions to upgrade our …

Robots

Artificial Intelligence Offers Teachers 'Augmented' Role

A recent consumer survey indicates that educational tutoring is the human job most expected to be wiped out by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the next five years.<p><i>Bot.Me: A Revolutionary Partnership</i> by PwC reveals the public’s steady acceptance of AI, particularly in customer service roles.<p>Among …

Intelligence

Robots stealing human jobs isn't the problem. This is.

A 15-hour work week. That's what influential economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied in his famous 1930 essay "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren," forecasting that in the next century technology would make us so productive we wouldn't know what to do with all our free time.<p>This is not …

Basic Income

Robocalypse Now? Central Bankers Argue Whether Automation Will Kill Jobs

SINTRA, Portugal — The rise of robots has long been a topic for sci-fi best sellers and video games and, as of this week, a threat officially taken seriously by central bankers.<p>The bankers are not yet ready to buy into dystopian visions in which robots render humans superfluous. But, at an …

Economics

AI will boost global GDP by nearly $16 trillion by 2030—with much of the gains in China

Much has already been made about how artificial intelligence is going to transform our lives, ranging from visions of the future in which robots make humans obsolete to utopias in which technology solves intractable problems and frees up people to pursue their passions. Consultancy firm PwC ran the …

Economy

A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree

ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring.<p>Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had …

Education

Companies use AI to Find Human Employees to Work with Artificial Intelligence

Lately, it seems that more and more jobs that used to be performed by humans are being taken over by one form or another of artificial intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence

Worry less about robots and more about sweatshops

Technology enables employers to erode our autonomy, and lax laws let exploitation thrive<p>The biggest threat to our jobs is the rise of the robots, or so we’re told by report after report. And so an idea has taken root in our collective psyche that there may be a point in the not-too-distant future …

Labor Economics

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

We’re often told that machines one day will be able to do our jobs – but when, exactly, is that likely to happen?<p>The world is widely considered to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution – one where machines will be able to do many of the jobs currently performed by humans, and perhaps …

Intelligence

Amazon’s Move Signals End of Line for Many Cashiers

Imagine this scene from the future: You walk into a store and are greeted by name, by a computer with facial recognition that directs you to the items you need. You peruse a small area — no chance of getting lost or wasting time searching for things — because the store stocks only sample items. You …

Trends

A High-Tech Burger Joint of the Future

Shares 29<p>We at Nanalyze love to speculate about what the future is going to look like. We envision highways filled with self-driving cars. Surgeons …

Robots