Update: Rise of the Robots – Paul Krugman, NY Times.
Advances in Deep Learning (Neural Networks) – John Markoff, NY Times.
Series on AI / Brain Science – Gary Marcus, New Yorker
Are Droids Taking our Jobs? – Andrew McAfee, TED
How to Invest in an Automated Economy – ABC News
Robots Taking Jobs – Techonomy
Robots force Navy Dolphin into Unemployment Line – NY Post
Burgeon Hamburger Robot (a UK competitor for Momentum Machines) – Yahoo UK
More on Momentum Machines (with a photo a robot-constructed burger – Looks more 5 Guys than McDonald’s) – Huffington Post
Simulated Brain Scores Top Test Scores – Nature
A Vine-Pruning Robot – Singularity Hub
“Foxbots” arriving at Foxconn’s Chinese Factories – Singularity Hub
Watson-mobile – Business Week
Technology will Replace 80% of What Doctors Do – Vinod Khosla, Fortune
(also see: Dr. Watson: How IBM’s supercomputer could improve health care – Washington Post)
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Why Do We Still Have to Work? (Dec 13 article)
Hacker News comments (12/21/12) on The Atlantic 2011 article, “Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines” –
Will a Robot Take Your Job? (Dec 29th article) –
60 Minutes had a major segment on automation this Sunday:
The problem is as always the gap between linear thinking and exponential change. Most people think of the future as basically a repetition of the past, or maybe a slightly souped-up version of the past.
Few imagine that it might be that radically different, or that there might be such extreme contradictions (population going to 9 billion but jobs shrinking radically). The full implications of exponential change do not make sense, just like a black hole does not make sense. Yet, unfortunately, just because we cannot conceived of it in our everyday experience, does not mean it will not happen.
Let us suppose that it takes 8000 years to develop a new arrow head ca. 10000 BC and 760 years to develop a new form of pottery ca. 1500 BC. Then 150 years to develop a new form of steel ca. 1650 and 60 years to develop computers ca. 1980. So the question is: can you make a transition equivalent to the transition from bronze to iron in a month? or maybe in a week? It does not make any sense, but mathematically, it is entirely possible.