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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 12:47:33 pm »
#12 - The Future of Employment - Part 1 of 2

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Continuing on the last comic's theme, automation and AI tech will affect a lot more than just minimum wage fast food jobs. A recent Oxford study identified that 702 positions or close to half of the entire US workforce could be replaced by computers and robots over the next couple decades.


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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 03:47:39 pm »
#13 - The Future of Employment - Part 2 of 2

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Concluding last weeks comic on automation and AI technology putting people out of work we look at a possible solution. In the 1700's people worked an average of 70 hours per week. Today it is 40 hours per week. Can we reap the benefits of technology to work less hours and share the remaining work and profits among us?



References:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/management/morning-manager/save-the-world-with-a-3-day-work-week/article2332609/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/rampage/wp/2014/07/23/a-brief-history-of-the-shrunken-workweek-fantasy/
http://eh.net/encyclopedia/hours-of-work-in-u-s-history/
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/05/why-a-typical-work-day-is-eight-hours-long/

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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 01:52:39 pm »
#14 - The Technological Singularity

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The technological singularity is the hypothetical point in the future where computer intelligence exceeds human intelligence. Computers would be smart enough to invent improvements to themselves and cause an exponential growth in their knowledge and intelligence. Some futurists think based on current technological growth this could happen around 2045. What might the world be like after the singularity?


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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2014, 01:27:18 pm »
#15 - Transhumanist Mind Uploads

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If it was possible for a computer to scan and simulate a human brain, would you copy your brain into a computer? What about "move" your brain?


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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2014, 03:07:24 pm »
#16 - Ship of Theseus

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Ancient philosophers debated whether a ship should still be considered the same ship if each one of its wooden planks is replaced with a new one over many years. What if each brain cell in your brain were slowly replaced by computer chips while retaining original functionality? Would you still be the same person? Would the outcome be any different than the alternative in the previous comic strip?


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Re: UltraHal Comic Strip
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2014, 02:23:26 pm »
#17 - Speech Recognition


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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 06:52:06 pm »
Quite. I tried connecting voice recognition to an AI once. It got 80% dumber and practically useless.
Personal project: NLP -> learning -> knowledge -> logical inference -> A.I.

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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2014, 07:00:59 pm »
Ancient philosophers debated whether a ship should still be considered the same ship if each one of its wooden planks is replaced with a new one over many years. What if each brain cell in your brain were slowly replaced by computer chips while retaining original functionality? Would you still be the same person? Would the outcome be any different than the alternative in the previous comic strip?

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2014, 12:11:11 pm »
#18 - Selfies


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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2014, 03:59:01 pm »
#19 - Self Driving Cars


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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2014, 03:56:06 pm »
#20 - Analiza The CIA Interrogator

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Recently declassified CIA docs show that in 1983 they experimented with using a chatbot called "Analiza" as an interrogator. The exchange in the comic below is taken directly from their transcripts.

You can check out the actual CIA doc here: http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/DOC_0000619182.pdf


 


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