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Survey Says: Teens Worry About Automation

Survey Says: Teens Worry About Automation

Ten years ago most kids were afraid of aliens, terrorists, and maybe even adulthood. But the times, they are changing. Adulthood may still be a common fear but a recent international survey reveals children from around the world are worried that their jobs will be taken over by a computer by 2025.

Today’s AI May Replace Tomorrow’s Life Insurance Agent

Today’s AI May Replace Tomorrow’s Life Insurance Agent

White collar professions were once considered safe from automation. It was blue collar work such as labor and manufacturing jobs that appeared at risk of becoming redundant in the wake of advancing technologies. But according to the Word Economic Fund – who held a conference last week in in Davos Switzerland – white collar work is not so secure as it seemed. AI systems continue to advance and challenge the status quo.

What's so Funny about AI?

What’s so Funny about AI?

Knock-kock.
Who’s there?
AI.
AI who?
AI already knocked, now open the door!

The "Fourth Industrial Revolution" May Automate 7 Million Jobs in 5 Years

The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” May Automate 7 Million Jobs in 5 Years

The "fourth industrial revolution" is upon us and, according to the World Economic Fund, it is set to drastically disrupt business modes, labour markets, and economies across the world. In fact, in a report released this week, the Swiss foundation gave a conservative estimate of 7.1 million jobs that could vanish due to redundancy and automation by 2020. Some 2.1 million jobs will be created and marginally offset that loss – but the 5 million remaining, mostly white collar jobs, will see themselves performed by one or more  machine.

AI Get Serious About Playing StarCraft

AI Get Serious About Playing StarCraft

Video games and artificial intelligence software have long been closely associated. Some games, like Halo and Mass Effect, featured virtual AI more advanced than any program in reality. Meanwhile the actual AI used in most games is rigid and fails to meet the standards of learning we’d classify as intelligent, the video game format has been used for years to test AI systems through simple software. Rather than training in games like League of Legends or Call of Duty, researchers would apply theses systems to games like checkers and poker to determine how the AI would behave.

How Baidu's Self-Driving Car Takes a Road Less Traveled 1

How Baidu’s Self-Driving Car Takes a Road Less Traveled

China entered 2016 with a struggling stock market that made many analysts question the strength of the world’s largest economy. Despite this economic omen, China closed 2015 with a pretty stellar year in artificial intelligence and robotics, sparking what may be the beginning of a revolution.