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"In this [conceivably] terminal phase of human existence Democracy and Freedom are more than 'values to be treasured' - they may well be essential to survival." - Noam Chomsky.
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Technological Advancement may Give Way to Rise in Unemployment, Says Expert

Technological Advancement may Give Way to Rise in Unemployment, Says Expert | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
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Here Come the Robots: Davos Bosses Brace for Big Technology Shocks | Jakarta Globe

Here Come the Robots: Davos Bosses Brace for Big Technology Shocks | Jakarta Globe | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
{Implantable mobile phones. 3D-printed organs for transplant. Clothes and reading-glasses connected to the Internet.}
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Neil Jacobstein - Could Robots Rule the World?

Neil Jacobstein, Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University.
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Martin Ford - The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

This talk was held on February 12, 2016
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Prof. Pieter Abbeel - Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robotics

28-29 January 2016
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Banks fear rise of robo-advisors - The Times of India

Banks fear rise of robo-advisors - The Times of India | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that's one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the automated investing technology this year, according to a consultant.
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The Lesson from Davos: No Connection to Reality | Inter Press Service

The Lesson from Davos: No Connection to Reality | Inter Press Service | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it

Climate Change, Editors' Choice, Featured, Global, Headlines, Labour, South-South, TerraViva United Nations, Trade & Investment The Lesson from Davos: No Connection to Reality By Roberto Savio Reprint | | Print | Roberto Savio, founder and...

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IBM's supercomputer Watson ingested 2,000 TED Talks and can answer your deepest questions

IBM's supercomputer Watson ingested 2,000 TED Talks and can answer your deepest questions | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The computer that beat humans on "Jeopardy" is now contemplating TED's big ideas.
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These robots chefs can make perfect noodles in only 90 seconds

A restaurant in Shanghai has ditched the normal human chef and gone for something a little more futuristic – robots.

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Prof. Nick Bostrom - Artificial Intelligence Has The Potential To Shape Fate of Humanity

Prof. Nick Bostrom from Oxford University interviewed on February 1, 2016. It's predicted that sometime in the next 25 years, artificial intelligence machine...
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YASKAWA Motoman MH80 robot unloading trucks - from Wynright Corporation

This video shows the Motoman MH80 robot unloading floor-loaded trailers. The robot is on a mobile platform that navigates into the trailer. Perception techno...
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Will Humans Be Obsolete After The New Industrial Revolution?

Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Subscribe to Sourcefed! http://bit.ly/1OWEAec Are We Nearing The End Of Capitalism? http://bit.ly/1Tkwl0K The world has u...
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Laborious Cretin's comment, January 28, 1:48 PM
80 richest billionaires is the same amount as that of the bottom 50% of the Earth's population

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2919540/Oxfam-report-finds-80-world-s-richest-billionaires-wealth-bottom-50-percent-global-population-3-5-BILLION-people.html#ixzz3yZAgxO1j
Laborious Cretin's comment, January 28, 2:15 PM
One of the questions is. If you got rid of the top 80 wealthiest people would that help the bottom 50%? The simple answer being no. Because of human greed and corruption and a system set up for that. But if they change the system also. Then they might be able to put the right checks and balances in. Who knows. It is exploring a extreme edge of game theory so to say. That directly links to real life. As it stands now. The rich will continue to consolidate wealth while the bottom keeps feeling the pinch. A virtual master slave society that is imploding in ways and exploding in other ways. Limited resources that the robber barons hoard and a disposable society. Add super intelligent A.I. & the people who own it & they control most of society that way? A lot of ways to slice it all up, but in general it is not looking to good for the future so to say. Just my 2 cents on a topic I could argue on for hours. LOL
Laborious Cretin's comment, January 28, 2:15 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolley_problem
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Many people will lose their jobs because of robots

Many people will lose their jobs because of robots | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Many people could become unemployed because a large number of jobs could be automated in the near future
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Prof. Moshe Vardi - Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work

Moshe Vardi, Rice University explores the question "If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?". 10 December 2015
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Alan Watts - The Merging of Man and Machine

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populari...
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Demis Hassabis and Panel - Brains, Minds and Machines

Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google, Inc. - 10:23 David A. Ferrucci, IBM Watson - 18:46 Demis Hassabis, University College, London - 57:43 May, 2011
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America has a record breaking 260,000 robots working in its factories

America has a record breaking 260,000 robots working in its factories | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Last year, robots were ordered and shipped into North America at a record-breaking rate. There are now an estimated 260,000 robots working in factories across the continent
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Impact of automation puts up to 85% of jobs in developing countries at risk | KurzweilAI

Impact of automation puts up to 85% of jobs in developing countries at risk | KurzweilAI | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The risk of jobs being replaced by automation varies by country (credit: World Bank Development Report, 2016) A new report from the Oxford Martin School and
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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

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Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market?

Some hedge funds boast that AI algorithms make their trading decisions—but these systems might be more conventional than they seem.

 

Every day computers make many millions of electronic trades by performing delicate calculations aimed at eking out a tiny edge in terms of speed or efficiency. Increasingly, however, more significant trading decisions are being made by smarter, more autonomous algorithms.

 

Both established trading firms and a handful of startups are exploring whether such trading techniques, borrowed from the field of artificial intelligence, could help them outfox other traders. And anyone with money invested might well be curious to know if the trend could alter the dynamics of markets.

Quantitative hedge funds, including Bridgewater Associates,Renaissance Technologies, D.E. Shaw, and Two Sigma, have, of course, been using advanced algorithmic approaches for some years. Many of the methods employed by these businesses are found in areas of artificial intelligence research.

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Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm

A Japanese company is to open the world’s first “robot farm”, as agriculture joins other sectors of the economy in attempting to fill labour shortages created by the country’s rapidly ageing population.

Spread, a vegetable producer, said industrial robots would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands of lettuces it produces each day at its vast indoor farm in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture, starting from mid-2017.

The robots will do everything from re-planting young seedlings to watering, trimming and harvesting crops.

The innovation will boost production from 21,000 lettuces a day to 50,000 a day, the firm said, adding that it planned to raise that figure to half a million lettuces daily within five years.

“The seeds will still be planted by humans, but every other step, from the transplanting of young seedlings to larger spaces as they grow to harvesting the lettuces, will be done automatically,” said JJ Price, Spread’s global marketing manager.

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The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund

The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Last week, Ben Goertzel and his company turned on a hedge fund that makes all its stock trades using AI---no human intervention required.
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