A blog for me about me but also to anyone else who wants to spectate as a person learns to touch his toes and breathe. It’s the yoga and meditation diary of a person who spent the last 51 years forgetting that he existed and had no idea how to get in touch with himself in times of need.
What do Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning experts think is the hardest and most quintessentially human of the tasks to be taken into the Borg, the one robots will have the most trouble doing because of its Olympian intellectual requirements?
Experts predict AI will outperform humans in many activities in the next ten years, such as translating languages (by 2024), writing high-school essays (by 2026), driving a truck (by 2027), working in retail (by 2031), writing a bestselling book (by 2049), and working as a surgeon (by 2053). Researchers believe there is a 50% chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks in 45 years and of automating all human jobs in 120 years.
Given a choice between a lower-cost automated service and a higher-cost human-labor service, the bottom 95% will have to choose the automated service.
I began the post mortem on Uber months ago, before it had given up its ghosts. There is a long line of crooks, liars and fellow schemers who will feign shock that there was gambling in Casablanca…
VC firms and Pension funds will unburden their moral and financial loads by respectively socializing it, and hot-potato’ing to the taxpayer.
Self identified progressives, leftists and ‘liberals’ have adopted a fragmented and convenient ideology.
They protest loudly, and Facebook ‘like’ eagerly on the need for gender-neutral pronouns to accommodate transgender and gender-fluid preferences. For them, gender is re-architected as a socially construct and amenable to de-construction, it is thought that the very English language itself must be made to fit the needs of the individual, with new pronouns like ‘ze’.
“Apple did something far smarter than wrap a good technology in a snazzy design; it wrapped a good technology in a great business model.”
Mother Jones recently announced it’s “redoubling our Russia reporting”. What passes for “Russia reporting” at Mother Jones is mostly just glorified InfoWars paranoia for progressive marks — a cataract of xenophobic conspiracy theories about inscrutable Russian barbarians hellbent on subverting our way of life, spreading chaos, destroying freedom & democracy & tolerance wherever they once flourished. . . . because they hate us, because we’re free.
What if my car is trying to kill me? And what if the artificial intelligence police robots are in on it?
You can’t keep bad politics, greed, ethics and corruption out of AI development if it’s already on the inside.
…Ariana Grande, of whom I had not heard until Salman Abedi killed 22 people at her “concert” in Manchester, has had herself tattooed with a picture of a bee, a symbol of Manchester’s industrious industrial past, as a “permanent tribute” to the city. Apparently, the other performers in her vulgar act have done likewise. Could courage, compassion, sympathy, self-sacrifice, indeed virtue itself, go further?