Tag: artificial intelligence

Will Big Data Take Our Autonomy?

“…data can predict not just which shirt you might be willing to buy, but which topics are so emotionally charged you cannot look away from them — and which pieces of propaganda will work best upon you. And that makes the platforms that collect data at scale an amazing way to influence human beings.” —

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AI may not just take your job…it will replace your role as handy-person in the home!

Scientists @ Nanyang Technological University in Singapore built a robot algorithm to put together an Ikea chair. We may fear the onslaught of new technology, but a couple of IT experts envision a less fearsome future of robotics and humans. In “Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI” authors Paul Daugherty and

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50+ Years of Automated Teller Machines…Why Didn’t Teller Jobs Disappear?

Last year in June, the ATM celebrated its 50th birthday. So, if tellers have been “automated" for over 50 years, why do we still have tellers? And what does this tell us about the AI threat to jobs that everyone fears? Many people thought that the ATMs would eventually wipe out teller jobs, but in

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Will a Robot Concierge Be Making Your Next Restaurant Reservation?

A trilingual robot is greeting guests and answering their questions in an Italian hotel, and self-improving with each guest interaction. The robot has the capability to learn new things and improve its abilities through artificial intelligence…the more guests Robby Pepper the Robot speaks to, the better it gets at understanding accents, the subtle meaning of

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Soft Power Skills and the Coming Revolution

The robot revolution has begun! Are all the hard skills and knowledge that we learned in school still going to be able to earn us a livelihood? Fortunately, we still can develop an advantage–our soft power skills. Read on to find out what skills will see you through the revolution.