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Make Dad a Superhero on Father’s Day

Celebrate dad and make the most of Father’s Day with a little help from your Google Assistant. Dads are awesome. They teach you how to ride your first bike, sneak you the last cookie when no one’s looking, they make sure there are no monsters under your bed, helping us reel in the ‘huge’ fish, catching us when we stumbled, reading the same book 325 times, and being there for us no matter what. Dads are pretty awesome. Often the unsung heroes of couch-fort building, light bulb replacing, family movie nights, impromptu dance parties and fixing broken things, Dad doesn’t even get to wear a cape.

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. Isn’t it time we celebrate dads? What can I say? Dads make the world go round. This Sunday is Father’s Day — a day to surprise and spoil our favorite dads. With a little help from your Google Assistant, you can plan the perfect day, share s…
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80% of those polled said their own job will "probably" or "definitely" still exist at that time

80% of those polled said their own job will "probably" or "definitely" still exist at that time

​Most Americans Think Robots Will Take All the Jobs, Just Not Theirs. Some two-thirds of the Americans believe that in fifty years, robots and computers will "probably" or "definitely" be performing most of the work currently carried out by humans.

While we might believe automation is a threat to the workforce at large, individually, we seem mostly confident that we're irreplaceable. This natural strain of narcissism could create a blind spot, enabling workforce automation to take us by surprise.

Younger people (ages 18-29) and people who work in the public sector (including educators and government employees) were both slightly more likely to believe their job is secure. Both groups were also slightly more skeptical of workforce automation in general.

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By 2065, the productivity growth that automation could add to the largest economies in the world is the equivalent...

By 2065, the productivity growth that automation could add to the largest economies in the world is the equivalent of an additional 1.1 billion to 2.2 billion full-time workers

Today, about half the activities that people are paid to do in the global economy have the potential to be automated by adapting demonstrated technology. All economies, from Brazil and Germany to India and Saudi Arabia, stand to gain from the hefty productivity boosts that robotics and artificial intelligence will bring. The productivity growth enabled by automation can ensure continued prosperity in aging nations and could provide an additional boost to fast-growing ones.

#workautomation #futureofwork #robotics #artificialintelligence #automation #productivity #bots #jobs #disruptivetechnology
https://hbr.org/2017/04/the-countries-most-and-least-likely-to-be-affected-by-automation

We'll experience a new age of productivity about a decade from now, and it will come from all of today’s advances:...

We'll experience a new age of productivity about a decade from now, and it will come from all of today’s advances: AI, robotics, large amounts of data that allow us to better understand our world and our humanity, creating a positive future.

Long-promised, long-awaited, and still missing, corporate productivity gains driven by all our technology will be in 2028.

Weldon set a target date for achieving the long-promised, long-awaited, and still missing, corporate productivity gains driven by all our technology. 2028.

“We’ve quantified when a Digital Age leap in productivity will occur that will resemble the leaps from the previous eras.

“The good news is that we will experience a new age of productivity about a decade from now, and it will come from all of today’s advances: AI, robotics, large amounts of data that allow us to better understand our world and our humanity, creating a positive future.

“The lack of significant improvement in economic productivity over past 30 years despite t…

Robots could soon become advanced enough to make their own decisions

Robots could soon become advanced enough to make their own decisions

​Robots. They're here, they're getting smart, and some, at least, are being outfitted to kill. Should we meatba​gs be worried?

In Inhuman Kind, Motherboard gains exclusive access to a small fleet of US Army bomb disposal robots—the same platforms the military has weaponized—and to a pair of DARPA's six-foot-tall bipedal humanoid robots. We also meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, renowned physicist Max Tegmark, and others who grapple with the specter of artificial intelligence, killer robots, and a technological precedent forged in the atomic age. It's a story about the evolving relationship between humans and robots, and what AI in machines bodes for the future of war and the human race.

There are basically two things which grow in parallel as society evolves right, there is the power of our technology and then there's the wisdom of us humans for how to manage the technology. If technology …

How automating feedback with AI powered conversations can aid decision making in real-time

How automating feedback with AI powered conversations can aid decision making in real-time

All systems need feedback to learn, improve and course correct. The autopilot functionality in driverless cars is a perfect example. Sensors measure the desired speed and position of the vehicle — among other indicators — and send that data to control systems which adjust accordingly.

Gathering rich, organic feedback on a continuous basis is necessary for managers and regulators to make informed decisions. Robust feedback means honoring people’s authentic voices, rather than shoehorning them into a multiple choice format. It means taking the time to find out how many others share what may be a surprising opinion (to management) or understanding of a situation. It means preserving minority opinions. It means listening well.

But getting rich feedback from a population usually starts with in-depth interviews of a representative sample. Surveys are then created based on the interviews to see which idea…

Artificial intelligence will have a major impact on employment.

Artificial intelligence will have a major impact on employment.

“Strong AI,” which has as its goal automating all the tasks, cognitive as well as physical, that humans can perform. Strong AI differs from “Weak AI,” which has as its goal simply providing help to humans.

Opinions about the societal impact of this rapidly accelerating technological revolution span the spectrum from anticipated utopias to the fear of existential threats to humanity.

Indeed AI and automation are already having profound effects on employment, as former assembly line workers, postal employees, and bank tellers will confirm. Also, soon to be affected are even some mid-level professionals such as attorneys, radiologists, stockbrokers, and newspaper writers. I think that the result of all of this automation will be continuing structural unemployment, especially among unskilled and not-sufficiently educated people.

The question is, how will all these abundant goods and services be distributed? Just to those few who …