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theoretical aspects of (social) systems theory
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Inside China’s effort to replace millions of manufacturing workers with robots

Inside China’s effort to replace millions of manufacturing workers with robots | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Can China reboot its manufacturing industry—and the global economy—by replacing millions of workers with machines?
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We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It

We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
We’ve created an internet that senses, thinks, and acts. How can we protect ourselves if it goes wrong?
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The merging of humans and machines is happening now

The director of DARPA writes exclusively for WIRED on the merging of humans and machines
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Robo-laborers are on the rise in the U.S.—but many of them are “immigrants”

Robo-laborers are on the rise in the U.S.—but many of them are “immigrants” | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
From factories to oil rigs, robot workers present a tricky situation for a president that aims to be both pro-business and populist.
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High Speed Traders Are Taking Over Bitcoin

High Speed Traders Are Taking Over Bitcoin | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Zhou Shuoji is not a bitcoin believer. He says the cryptocurrency will never replace its traditional forebears, and he calls most of its proponents fanatics.
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What might government intervention look like for Internet of Things security? – Internet of People

What might government intervention look like for Internet of Things security? – Internet of People | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Update: This story was written before the extent of Friday’s attack on Dyn infrastructure became clear. While Friday’s attack adds no material insights to the core tenets of my argument, the…
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Talking AI Disruption With the Man Who Built Google’s ‘Brain’

Talking AI Disruption With the Man Who Built Google’s ‘Brain’ | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng came from the Google Brain initiative and is now the chief AI scientist at Baidu, and he knows a thing or two about where the robot revolution is heading.
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A smart home is where the bot is | McKinsey & Company

A smart home is where the bot is | McKinsey & Company | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Within a decade, our living spaces will be enhanced by a host of new devices and technologies, performing a range of household functions and redefining what it means to feel at home.
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The Threat Donald Trump Doesn't Talk About

The Threat Donald Trump Doesn't Talk About | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Machines killed U.S. factory jobs. They'll do the same in emerging markets.
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That mystery Go player crushing the world’s best online? It was AlphaGo again

That mystery Go player crushing the world’s best online? It was AlphaGo again | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
After 50 straight wins, DeepMind's AlphaGo earned a draw—because its connection timed out.
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Why 2017 is the year of the bot

Why 2017 is the year of the bot | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
There is a dark side to artificial intelligence technologies, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.
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Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is not only reshaping the technology these tech giants use but how they organize and operate their businesses.
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Systems approach as teleological concordance

Systems approach as teleological concordance | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A complete concise understanding of the systems approach When I started this blog (CSL4D, i.e. Concept & Systems Learning for Design) almost 5 years ago (January 8, 2012), I had just discovered concept mapping as a great learning tool. At the same time I had a great interest in systems thinking, but found it hard…

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This AI can spot skin cancer as accurately as a doctor

Stanford University academics taught an algorithm to detect skin cancer using a database of 129,000 images
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Alibaba Targets the Global Market with Apsara Aliware Platform

Alibaba Targets the Global Market with Apsara Aliware Platform | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Chinese technology giant has launched a multipurpose platform-as-a-service technology built for scale and reliability—and capable of responding rapidly to changing market and business demands.
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, others launch new blockchain consortium

Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, others launch new blockchain consortium | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), Bosch Ltd (BOSH.NS) and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve "internet of things" applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.
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An inside look at how automation and robots are transforming work in a manufacturing town

An inside look at how automation and robots are transforming work in a manufacturing town | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Greenville, South Carolina, has bet its future on high-tech manufacturing. Who wins and who loses in this increasingly automated economy?
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Is 2017 the Chinese year of AI?

Is 2017 the Chinese year of AI? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The country’s Internet giants are focusing on AI research, and domestic venture capital funding is pouring into the field.
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China forces all app stores to register with the government

Chinse authorities wants to clamp down on unregulated apps that spread malware - and "illegal information"
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Exposed: how one of Russia's most sophisticated hacking groups operates

The malware, zero-day exploits, and phishing scams used by Russian hackers APT28, known as Fancy Bear
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How a Machine Learns Prejudice

How a Machine Learns Prejudice | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence picks up bias from human creators—not from hard, cold logic
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AI trumps humans again after online Go master revealed to be Google programme

AI trumps humans again after online Go master revealed to be Google programme | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence has already beaten human masters of strategic board game 60 times over the past week
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Google reveals secret test of AI bot to beat top Go players

Google reveals secret test of AI bot to beat top Go players | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Updated version of DeepMind's AlphaGo program behind mystery online competitor.
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China's Very Own Amazon Echo Just Another Addition to Global IoT Data Hemorrhage

China's Very Own Amazon Echo Just Another Addition to Global IoT Data Hemorrhage | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Chinese internet giant Baidu is to launch 'Little Fish,' a voice-controlled virtual valet in the vein of 'Amazon Echo' – but while the Internet of Things gathers pace, tech experts warn that sensitive personal information is increasingly at risk.
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2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet

2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is remaking tech giants from the inside out, and it's rapidly spreading to the rest of the world.
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