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Ngoc V Do
To Intelligent Machine, a Japanese Insurance company claimed that they would replace 34 their employees by an AI system, is that an opportunity or threat to us? Eg. there may be programming machine may put our people out of work, what should we do? :)
Chris Swan
human history has had many waves of automation with the same question each time, and a whole bunch of newer (higher skill) jobs being created, but are things different this time around?
Mike Trusty
great question, I think this is part of the larger automation trend. What are the new skills we need to learn to stay relevant in this new environment?
Sorin Costea
If the newly created jobs will be easy to learn by actual less-skilled labourers then no problem, people will switch. However what worked before it's not guaranteed to work every time...
Sorin Costea
@mtrusty3 @cpswan what are some newly created jobs? Any low level ones we can point out?
Jeff Ely
Well BofA just start humanless bank branches http://www.reuters.c...
Mike Trusty
@sorincos I don't know if the jobs will be easy, but will require a workforce that can rapidly learn. we need to teach people to be agile learners, not train discrete skills.
Sorin Costea
we see lots of examples of eliminated jobs, the press is swarming over them (not always positively). But the newly created?
Jerry Overton
Ah the man v machine question. I anticipate we'll see more man w/machine. There are no shortage of problems to solve and we need all the intelligence (natural or synthetic) we can get.
Ngoc V Do
I think programming machine for simple work is doable, a very first model of "programming machine" is code generation from modeling tools.
Sorin Costea
@mtrusty3 during the industrial revolution there wasn't a "we" who trained the workers. That role could be taken by a social service nowadays aka lots of social costs not sure who'll agree to pay from our taxes. So I don't see it happening
Michael McClanahan
Active learning will remain the critical link to driving an enabled and empowered workforce..buckle up...@ngocdotw
Dan Hushon
For me the question is if we approach the "digital twin" approach will the shift be a surprise? Tesla ML approach as example http://fortune.com/2...
Mike Trusty
Sorin Costea definitely see the press and agree this is a hot topic. I think "we" can be the us, the tech community, events like this that can drive individuals to learn new things.
Logan Wilt
@jerryaoverton AI will replace jobs, especially repetitive ones, but it will also give people more time for adding more human value
Ngoc V Do
Agree Michael, learning is a key to change/update skills, and machine may have ability to learn as well :).
Sorin Costea
@mtrusty3 right. It's just we aren't the ones first to lose their jobs, so eating our own dogfood won't help much the bus driver, bank teller and all others...
Mike Trusty
@tomfriedman "Thanks You for Being Late" talks about the rate of change in technology and rate society can adapt. I see this with jobs and also ethics @jerryaoverton talked about.
Nam Tran
ML / AI needs new input or data for calibrate / training the system. It will help to provide more acceptable prediction from AI system. I always believe human skills are required, especially experts.
Jerry Overton
@roboticai I agree. Training is a vital step in machine learning and, so far, that needs to be guided by real people
Ngoc V Do
@roboticai yeah, people need to up skill to compete with machine
Nam Tran
yeah, we always upgrade skills day by day. Then human and machine will support together :)
deon erwee
as AI takes on the remedial jobs, humans can expand their knowledge and intellect. More time to be human gets my vote!
Martin Lee
The scary part for many people, because there is not a known future point where jobs are created, is that they will be replaced by machines and be left jobless. While many are lifelong learners, many others are content doing what they've done.
Viswanadh Kintali PMP;
with so many exciting things going on multiple fronts, what is the best way to stay caughtup. (other than following twitter handles, rss feed etc.). Is there are smart way to filter information and stay on top? may be our clients have similar problem?
Tony Brown
I think it all starts at the corporate intranet and the UI/UX.
Chris Knepper
I recommend the Microsoft technology blogs - great insights available here (use tags, like Azure, to filter results): https://blogs.techne...
Tony Brown
SharePoint is getting much better in the UI/UX/Responsive area for elegant and intuitive portals/intranets.
Matt Vita
focus you feeds on social media to start. Follow trusted, factual sources and block/weed out the noise.
Jerry Overton
Hire a chatbot to learn what you like, monitor the net and send you updates to your smartphone/smartwatch
Dan Hushon
@mvita1297 totally agree.. I use lists actively with people that I trust vs. follow to help me deal with the trusted pov vs community view
Dan Hushon
@JerryAOverton need to train my chatbot to match my personal filters ;) problem is context change work vs. relax
Max Hemingway
This is how I have my PKM set up (Personal Knowledge Management) https://maxhemingway...
Matt Vita
Tweetdeck helps follow specific hashtags. If you can find ones that stick around long enough, it provides a good feed.
Jerry Overton
@DanHushon Actually, that's a pretty cool train of thought. Most of the material needed to train a bot (even w/context) is already part of your digital footprint. You just need a new way to harness. hmmmm
Lisa Braun
@jerryaoverton: Ethics of machine learning is as important as the technical aspects. Jerry, can you talk more about the dangers here?
Jerry Overton
#DataScience is based on the scientific method. If you start with an ethically questionable hypothesis, then you're headed for trouble
Mike Trusty
@jerryaoverton absolutely agree. I took a grad school course in philosophy of science, still very relevant today
Sorin Costea
@JerryAOverton is there any initiative around to formalize "ethics"?
Jerry Overton
@sorincos Yes, in fact there are entire courses on the subject. Here's one to get you started: https://www.edx.org/...
Lisa Braun
@jerryaoverton That's a great link. Thanks for sharing. @mtrusty3 Interesting "stickiness" of these ethics issues.
Martin Lee
It's the whole Frankenstein question, of where are the limits to science, and will people accept it.
deon erwee
@martin3lee that is the key: will people accept it. Could we see "xenophobia" toward our machines in the future?
Lisa Braun
@martin3lee Yes, well put. People keep pushing those limits so there's a yin-yang here. People push, but will people accept. What's the line.
Michael McClanahan
@mtrusty3 Seems like it would fit in well with our annual ethics training as well.
Randy Arthur
Ludites were the pioneers in distrusting machines that threatened their livelyhoods.
Matt Vita
Blockchain type security needs to become the norm across most industry platforms. Manipulation of history (either traditional or "logs") is really what needs to be protected. With that it tracks accountability, ownership, integrity, transactions, changes..
Joe Champlin
Will also be a decrease in #DDoS attacks as the bottleneck is removed and info is distributed
Matt Vita
Blockchain for voter registration and voting...
Matt Vita
@Joe_Champlin Yes, multiple points of entry can balance the load of transactions and squash the impact of #DDoS at the same time (though you'd have to protect the visibility of cluster)
Nigel Barron
If you haven't already, please join the Crypto 2.0 group in C3 https://c3.csc.com/g...
Faisal Siddiqi
@Joe_Champlin distributing data and transactions across #blockchain networks can dramatically reduce #ddos effects
Faisal Siddiqi
Not all roses though - public blockchains can be particularly plagued by transaction spam