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”AI konkurrerar ut medelklassen”

Post by Lars-Ola » 2016-Jan-13 09:37

”AI konkurrerar ut medelklassen”

http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/automati ... 954569.ece

Den brittiske föreläsaren, författaren och entreprenören Andrew Keen är djupt kritisk mot digitaliseringen av samhället. ”Följderna kan bli värre än 30-talsdepressionen”, säger han till Digital Teknik.

Internet skulle ge oss kunskap från världens alla hörn, göra oss mer jämlika och ge oss fler jobb. Så har det inte blivit, anser Andrew Keen. Istället har världen blivit allt mer narcissistisk, vi har fått en strukturell jobbkris och skapat grunden till ett övervakningssamhälle.

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How Close Are We Really To A Robot-Run Society?

Post by Lars-Ola » 2015-Sep-06 22:38

How Close Are We Really To A Robot-Run Society?

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechcons ... un-society

From Rosie, the Jetsons' robot maid, to Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg in The Terminator, popular culture has frequently conceived of robots as having a humanlike form, complete with "eyes" and mechanical limbs. But tech reporter John Markoff says that robots don't always have a physical presence.

"I have a very broad definition of what a robot is," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "A robot can be ... a machine that can walk around, or it can be software that is a personal assistant, something like Siri or Cortana or Google Now."

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Automation angst

Post by Lars-Ola » 2015-Aug-18 15:12

Automation angst

http://www.economist.com/node/21661017? ... tion_angst

AS FAR back as the Industrial Revolution there have been periodic panics about the impact of automation. Handloom weavers’ resistance to new machines earned them a pejorative name—Luddites—that has become a byword for all those who try in vain to stop technological progress. Such anxieties resurfaced in America in the early 1960s, thanks to the rapid automation of agriculture, even though the economy was booming. They are even more prevalent in the rich world now, as advances in information technology (IT) threaten jobs that previously seemed invulnerable to automation. Whether the anxiety is any more justified this time round is the subject of three new papers in the Journal of Economic Perspectives

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Black Hat Design

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Nov-09 22:44

Black Hat Design

http://ergonomicsindesign.com/2014/11/black-hat-design/

I ranted a while ago about the design approach of the viral “oops” in which the design misleads the user into doing something (like clicking or ) that gets the content shared throughout his or her network. For example, have you ever saw an article on your newsfeed in Facebook that had an interesting sounding title, clicked on it, and then discovered it was cheap marketing? You immediately click and go on about your business. But in the meanwhile, the Facebook algorithm assumes you liked it and so it adds it to your friends’ newsfeeds. The viral oops is basically the spam model – eventually someone will become a customer and how cares how many people you alienate in the process since they weren’t going to become customers anyway

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Steve Jobs vägrade låta sina barn använda iPad

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Nov-09 22:41

Steve Jobs vägrade låta sina barn använda iPad

http://newsner.com/2014/11/steve-jobs-v ... det-ocksa/

Att låta barnen underhålla sig själva med en iPad eller iPhone kan verka som en bra och smidigt lösning.
Men frågan är: Hur påverkas dem när lektiden utomhus blir allt mindre och de får allt serverat genom en skärm i stället för att använda sin fantasi?

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Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until huma

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Oct-26 22:20

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/18/self- ... re-banned/

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.

After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like bumper bars and military-grade crumple zones. And it is why we need speed limits and traffic police.

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Set Users Up to Fail, Then Blame Them

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Jun-25 22:28

Set Users Up to Fail, Then Blame Them

http://www.sinimuna.com/expedia.htm

As a UX designer, nothing irks me more than user experience sabotage. I'm talking about interfaces that set up the very conditions for users to fail, then audaciously shift blame onto them for the failure.

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How the internet can make knowledge disappear and 2 ways to

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Feb-16 23:47

How the internet can make knowledge disappear and 2 ways to stop it

http://curt-rice.com/2013/10/13/how-the ... o-stop-it/

Knowledge is vulnerable. It’s hard to come by and far too often, it disappears. Every researcher on the planet surely has some result lying in a drawer, not being shared, largely unknown. Maybe it’s not up to their standards yet, or perhaps it’s a negative result. More likely, they tried to publish it, but the process became too arduous.

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What Jobs Will the Robots Take?

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Jan-27 09:11

What Jobs Will the Robots Take?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... ke/283239/

It is an invisible force that goes by many names. Computerization. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Technology. Innovation. And, everyone's favorite, ROBOTS.

Whatever name you prefer, some form of it has been stoking progress and killing jobs—from seamstresses to paralegals—for centuries. But this time is different: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in "a decade or two," according to a new paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, discussed recently in The Economist. The question is: Which half?

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I, Frankenstein - The uncanny, human inhumanity of Boston Dy

Post by Lars-Ola » 2014-Jan-12 18:40

I, Frankenstein - The uncanny, human inhumanity of Boston Dynamics’ androids

http://www.slate.com/articles/technolog ... ley.2.html

Almost 200 years ago, Mary Shelley wrote insightfully in Frankenstein about the specific kinds of terror and revulsion that some of our own stranger technological creations can provoke in us. Before Victor Frankenstein’s monster gets all bent out of shape about being abandoned by his maker and starts killing people, what’s initially horrifying about the monster—who is, let’s remember, literally a creature of death, made from spare corpse parts—is his appearance. The reason Frankenstein flees from him after giving him life, and therefore the reason that the monster winds up going on a vengeful killing spree, is basically that he looks creepy as all hell
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