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Artificial Intelligence and Death by Drones: the Future of Warfare will be “Decided by Drones” not Humans - Trunews:

Artificial Intelligence and Death by Drones: the Future of Warfare will be “Decided by Drones” not Humans - Trunews: | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
The technocratic nightmare born out of trans humanism and eugenics receives another gift from the military industrial complex at the expense of humanity.

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It's not exactly new news but every day its being reinforced - Drones are fighting our wars.

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The technocratic nightmare born out of trans humanism and eugenics receives another gift from the military industrial complex at the expense of humanity.

 

Drones will soon be able to perform targeted killing without the consultation of their human masters, working autonomously, coldly responding to a set of criteria…

 

This latest sci-tech insanity proves that humanity is one step closer to an AI-singularity, a moment in the future when artificial intelligence will move beyond the abilities of the everyday human, putting our very existence at risk.

 

To see how dangerous artificial intelligence has become, all one has to do is look at the work of Eliezer Yudkowsky, a Research Fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Eliezer’s work focuses on the evolution of AI self-modification where strong artificial intelligence or Seed AI will be able to program itself, optimizing its own cognitive functions similar to the malevolent computer Hal in Stanley Kubrick’s  2001: A Space Odyssey.

 

The dangers of drone technology are well documented, in an article from Policy Mic from just a year ago we see a clearer picture of how drones have been used by clandestine intelligence agencies:

” There are estimates as high as 98% of drone strike casualties being civilians (50 for every one “suspected terrorist”). The Bureau of Investigative Journalism issued a report detailing how the CIA is deliberately targeting those who show up after the sight of an attack, rescuers, and mourners at funerals as a part of a “double-tap” strategy eerily reminiscient of methods used by terrorist groups like Hamas.”

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The future looks bleak for humans at work! Robots & artificially intelligent machines will take over most jobs, we are well on the slippery slope, out of control!
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Tech professionals could become as hated as bankers - HITC Business

Tech professionals could become as hated as bankers - HITC Business | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
People who work in technology could become as hated as bankers, a top U.K. lawmaker has warned, as employees in the sector get richer.
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Watc out for he expected backlash against the wealthy Tech companies as manual labour is replaced by robots & AI

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Will Technology Replace Recruiters - Ask #HR Bartender - hr bartender

Will Technology Replace Recruiters - Ask #HR Bartender - hr bartender | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
We talk about the importance of being technology savvy and the increasing use of technology in business. It stands to reason that embracing technology needs to be part of our job description.
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Are we ready for companies that run themselves? – David Morris – Aeon

Are we ready for companies that run themselves? – David Morris – Aeon | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
Get ready for companies that run themselves. But will the autonomous economy set us all free, or just make the rich richer?
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Decentralised Autonomous Companies or DAC's are not too far away according to the Bitcoin proponents - how far could this distributed self-managing framework be integrated into our society - will government be made obsolete?

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Meet Amelia: the computer that's after your job - Telegraph

Meet Amelia: the computer that's after your job - Telegraph | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
A new artificially intelligent computer system called 'Amelia' – that can read and understand text, follow processes, solve problems and learn from experience – could replace humans in a wide range of low-level jobs...
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Learning AI system a reality
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Can a Robot Be Your Boss? - Knowledge@Wharton

Can a Robot Be Your Boss? - Knowledge@Wharton | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it

Can a Robot Be Your Boss? Knowledge@Wharton Widely used software is analyzing customer data for algorithms, which in turn is changing when and where workers are deployed. Connect the dots, and the image of an objective, all-knowing and fully ...


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Interesting article on automated management....it's only a matter of time!

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Experts weigh in on the coming robot takeover

Experts weigh in on the coming robot takeover | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
If you're reading this, you're probably familiar with the debate over whether a robot will take your job. Will manufacturing ever provide a stable income again? Will robot nurses replace human...
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run for your lives - or get a job fixing robots?

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Let Digital Natives Be Your Guide in Defining the Future of Work

Let Digital Natives Be Your Guide in Defining the Future of Work | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
Don’t let complacency undermine your company’s hyperconnected present and future. Pervasive technology fundamentally changes how people communicate, discover and connect.
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Algorithm given seat on board

Algorithm given seat on board | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
A venture capital firm has appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors, allowing it to vote.
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Some day, all business decisions will be made this way........can't wait to see how this pans out!

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Robots test their own world wide web

Robots test their own world wide web | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
An online platform, dubbed RoboEarth, is being unveiled this week as a kind of world wide web for robots.
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And so starts the beginning of the end.....4 robots to work in collaboration sharing information to their own WWW and learning from each other!

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Why nearly half of all jobs are at high risk of computerisation | Information Age

Why nearly half of all jobs are at high risk of computerisation | Information Age | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
New research from Oxford University finds that nearly 50% of all jobs are at high risk of automation in the next 20 years
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The authors  analysed (algorithmically, as it happens) a dataset from the US Department of Labor called O*NET, which gives a detailed description of 903 occupations. For each job, they assessed how it involved any the three "bottlenecks", and thereby calculated the likelihood that each job might be computerised.


Interesting list of Jobs that have a high probability of being computerised & those that are safe/r. + the bottlenecks to computerising work.

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Artificial Intelligence and Death by Drones: the Future of Warfare will be “Decided by Drones” not Humans - Trunews:

Artificial Intelligence and Death by Drones: the Future of Warfare will be “Decided by Drones” not Humans - Trunews: | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
The technocratic nightmare born out of trans humanism and eugenics receives another gift from the military industrial complex at the expense of humanity.

Via luiy
Peter Thompson's insight:

It's not exactly new news but every day its being reinforced - Drones are fighting our wars.

more...
luiy's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:28 AM

The technocratic nightmare born out of trans humanism and eugenics receives another gift from the military industrial complex at the expense of humanity.

 

Drones will soon be able to perform targeted killing without the consultation of their human masters, working autonomously, coldly responding to a set of criteria…

 

This latest sci-tech insanity proves that humanity is one step closer to an AI-singularity, a moment in the future when artificial intelligence will move beyond the abilities of the everyday human, putting our very existence at risk.

 

To see how dangerous artificial intelligence has become, all one has to do is look at the work of Eliezer Yudkowsky, a Research Fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Eliezer’s work focuses on the evolution of AI self-modification where strong artificial intelligence or Seed AI will be able to program itself, optimizing its own cognitive functions similar to the malevolent computer Hal in Stanley Kubrick’s  2001: A Space Odyssey.

 

The dangers of drone technology are well documented, in an article from Policy Mic from just a year ago we see a clearer picture of how drones have been used by clandestine intelligence agencies:

” There are estimates as high as 98% of drone strike casualties being civilians (50 for every one “suspected terrorist”). The Bureau of Investigative Journalism issued a report detailing how the CIA is deliberately targeting those who show up after the sight of an attack, rescuers, and mourners at funerals as a part of a “double-tap” strategy eerily reminiscient of methods used by terrorist groups like Hamas.”

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Pizza Delivery From The Sky? Drone Distribution Networks Held Back By Regulators

Pizza Delivery From The Sky? Drone Distribution Networks Held Back By Regulators | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
I am waiting for my first pizza bomb but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration just won’t get out of the way. I read about it on the Internet – an enterprising Domino’s franchisee in the U.K.
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Even the Pizza delivery guy is going to have to find something else to do....

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Meet The Robot That Will Teach Your Child To Program

Meet The Robot That Will Teach Your Child To Program | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
Educational iPad apps? Yawn. Play-i wants to teach kids coding through tangible play.
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“Their imaginations are actually what’s helping us build this product,” he said. “We’ve seen kids make it into a dragon and program it to attack toy houses, and we’ve seen other kids make it into a pet and teach it to follow them around.”

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Robots poised to ditch the boring tasks and take on new jobs

Robots poised to ditch the boring tasks and take on new jobs | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
New research demonstrate techniques that could eventually allow robots to perform swathes of new jobs.
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Self learning algorithm means the bot can develop skills

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Will Computer-Automated Hiring Ever Become the Norm?

Will Computer-Automated Hiring Ever Become the Norm? | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
Last week, during a networking group discussion about the rise of robot workers, I was introduced to the seemingly innocuous but strangely portentous phrase 'below the API'. It seems that, in this...
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Seems like it's inevitable....

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Cognitive technology: The rise of “bionic brains”

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One of the most significant developments in technology in coming years will likely be the use of smart machines—cognitive technologies—to replace…
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The case for humans & robots to augment each other at work rather than replace!

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Automation, jobs, and the future of work

Automation, jobs, and the future of work | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
The topic of job displacement has, throughout US history, ignited frustration over technological advances and their tendency to make traditional jobs obsolete; artisans protested textile mills in the early 19th century, for example. In recent years, start-ups and the high-tech industry have become the focus of this discussion. A recent Pew Research Center study found that technology experts are almost evenly split on whether robots and artificial intelligence will displace a significant number of jobs over the next decade, so there is plenty of room for debate. What follows is an edited transcript plus video clips of a conversation on this topic, moderated by McKinsey Global Institute partner Michael Chui and MGI director James Manyika. The participants were Martin Baily, senior fellow, economic studies, Brookings Institution; Richard Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University; Curtis Carlson, former president and CEO, SRI International; Reid Hoffman, cofounder and executive chairman, LinkedIn; Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media; Matt Slaughter, associate dean of faculty, Tuck School of Business; Laura Tyson, professor of business administration and economics, Haas Business and Public Policy Group, University of California, Berkeley; and Vivek Wadhwa, fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University.
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UN News - UN meeting targets 'killer robots'

UN News - UN meeting targets 'killer robots' | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
The top United Nations official in Geneva has urged bold action by diplomats at the start of the world body's first ever meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS), better known as “killer robots,” telling them: “You have the opportunity to take pre-emptive action and ensure that the ultimate decision to end life remains firmly under human control.”
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1 to watch, interesting debate.

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Welcome to the age of Digital cruelty, where two-thirds of operational jobs are under threat

Welcome to the age of Digital cruelty, where two-thirds of operational jobs are under threat | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
“Organizations have been trying to reduce their labor costs for decades, but something feels very different about the new Digital reality in which we operate.”
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Peter Thompson's curator insight, August 2, 2014 2:31 AM
The process automation of future companies will have a massive impact on staff & their roles must adapt. Great article that offers some insight how to achieve this transformation.
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The Future of Work – A journey to 2022

The Future of Work – A journey to 2022 | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it

Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the world of work as we know it. Disruptive innovations are creating new industries and business models and destroying old ones. New technologies, data analytics and social networks are having a huge impact on how we communicate, collaborate and work. Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow will be ones we’ve not even thought of yet.

 

This PWC report takes you on a journey to 2022 and explores how the changing business landscape will impact your people management strategy. What path will you take?


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A Computer Program Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time

A Computer Program Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
This is big. A computer program has successfully managed to fool a bunch of researchers into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy named Eugene Goostman. In doing so, it has become the first in the world to have successfully passed the Turing Test.
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Are we now at the inflection point of computers taking on human persona? Gulp! 

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Small Business Labs: Labormetrics, Autonomy and Employee Tracking

Small Business Labs: Labormetrics, Autonomy and Employee Tracking | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal's Memo to Mobile Workers: The Boss is Watching covers the growing use of labormetrics systems to monitor and track their employees.
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Even if you work from home, you won't have that much freedom! Big brother is on his way back!

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How tech changes the skills we need to learn | Impact Lab

How tech changes the skills we need to learn | Impact Lab | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
Technology changes the skills we need to learn. A New York Times column written a while ago by Bill Keller, stirred up some controversy when he wrote that he
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An interesting balanced view of the impact of technology on the development of our brains.

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Careers that are being automated into oblivion

Careers that are being automated into oblivion | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
You might think you're familiar with the steady march of automation. But the list of jobs that are being disrupted by technological change may surprise you.
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A tongue-in-cheek look at some of the workload now going the way of the bot!

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Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted

Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted | Rage against the Machine | Scoop.it
A recent MIT Technology Review reveals an alarming trend. Since the early 2000's and increasingly since the financial crisis of 2008, the levels of employment h
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Bit of an own goal really: "The culprit McAfee and Brynjofsson argue is the impressive advances in computer technology that is changing everything not only in manufacturing, clerical and retail work but also in professional services such as law, education, medicine and financial services."

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