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{Economics}
{Economics}
joined mar 2013
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Goodbye IRL Hello Meritocracy
the same old revolution is still avoidable
jksez
by  jksez
What if Reparations for Slavery were Paid Instead of Bank Bail Outs?
24601
by  24601
What is Surveillance Capitalism?
E.T.
by  E.T.
How Can the Stock Market Go Up When So Many People Are Unemployed?
a history of mercantalism
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yagz
by  yagz
AI So What. There will always be work.
This humble and intelligent professor explains how machine replacement of jobs works out for people; it's always in ways that are new and unimaginable. It is certain we are in for a great time with A.I. enabling us to to incredible stuff.
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24601
24601
cory doctrow has an interesting perspective on this, saying that all the displacement from global warming and increased healthcare needs will keep humans busy for a very long time.
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Thehairyhippy
Thehairyhippy
I doubt a computer could do my job ;)
I work in safety/security
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generation w
generation w
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Thehairyhippy
Thehairyhippy
Can this do a dynamic risk assessment on the spot when someone's life is at risk? ;)
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coldspurs
coldspurs
If there is work for humans it has to be something A.I. can't do. We are all teaching it to do everything, even (especially) right here.

I think its like retirement age is on the horizon and humans need to decide what they are going to do with all the free time.
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LondonFrog
LondonFrog4.2/10
I'm looking forward to the futher development of AI, especially General AI. I just think it would be so cool to have an amazon alexa sytle AI that you could take round with you and chat to and have a proper engaging conversation with because sometimes I really can't stand to talk to anymore humans aha
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mac1845427
mac1845427
AI is well past any notion or idea we can fathom. AI dosent follow ANY rule we stand by.
We as humans will never quite grasp the entire picture, while AI has already found the end of the road. there are things in basic sciences kept from most people, like gravity drives, the TIME axis (think twister/tornado), scalar waves, over unity devices, etc... AI wont follow the bounds because its supressed by money or greed...
we as humans can TRY to think what will happen, but in all reality, were already in the losing seat without any hope for a "comeback kid story"
Stop thinking in a 3rd dimension mindset, and learn quantum physics a little. (want to be totaly mindblown?? look up QUANTUM radar- and how its actualy In use RIGHT NOW!)
--note-- the united states has 3 confirmed quantum computers in use! (i accidently came across one when i traveled for work, but most people wouldnt know to look at the cryogentics involved)
Machine-in-a box- experiment has already proven even the smartest among us, would lose.
me,myself ,personaly, am clueless what outcomes will unfold, but without any doubt , humans are not top priority when AI is really awake. current neuro-nets are mind boggling and google themselves admits they cant explain how its AI created child AI even works. (yes, AI created its own second AI) want to me mind blown again,years ago it was used, look up the AI that was tested in new yorks hospital system. the smartest doctors from the world STILL dont understand what that AI did , and how it was so correct/right 97%.)
i wont lie and say its all terminator 2JD, but that is one possible outcome. we as fellow fleshy companions should enjoy life now and every moment. we wont have many opertunities when AI is out of the box.
Note: its not IF , but WHEN, and WHEN happens?? ---will humans stand a chance or will an outaide force be required? (aliens, god, let your mind wander)
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vikosh79
vikosh7910/10
in my opinion, there are some "things" machines/AI will never be able to do. inspiration for instance.

fear of AI dominance, as i think, comes mainly from our knowledge-without-understanding of the fact that we are not doing some things that we are supposed to do.
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thomasTank
thomasTank
The inspiration process is largely about open mindedness, computers are inherently better at this. If you look at some of the early entrees into the arts like painting and even screen writing they are off to a helluva start.
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1st National Dispensary
1st National Dispensary9.8/10
Isn't inspiration a fairly consistent pattern? New inputted data connects to stored data in a way that re-organizes it.
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blackdragon00
blackdragon00
AI are and will be good for work and a suitable replacement for humans, but even when that happens AI will always need us in case something goes wrong. I mean humans created AI, so in the end we’re always gonna have the more important jobs. AI is just there to do jobs in a more efficient way.
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Thehairyhippy
Thehairyhippy
AI will come about one day with baby steps at first to "aid humanity" then all of a sudden the rich wont need people to make the food, cars and entertainment.
we will have an outbreak or a massive global reaching catastrophe while they are all hiding in the bunkers lowering the population to around 10% of what it is now and for a while whats left of humanity and the AI that serves them will live in a new golden ages of peace and prosperity ..........




i might of grew up reading a lof of scifi and fantasy


might just be high
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guyFux
guyFux
im not so sure, anything a human does to recover the system seems doable with a very separate AI
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chachi
chachi
Yes but conflict between AI's might be the most dangerous thing we are looking at here. We are incidental casualties from that perspective. By we I mean humans :)
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geezers need weed
geezers need weed
Yes all the Scifi is about humans vs AI but AI on AI is such a real possibility especially when you consider the fact that governments are mega funding military robots to fight each other.
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pk2
pk2
A.I. will be the boss and the lowliest worker, humans fit inbetween.
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dejos
dejos
I totally disagree. AI is the continuation of the same pyramid model of which history has proven that it's bound to fail. The resources needed are of a scale that requires heavy (and never ending) financial investments. The food eaten by AI is data. The provider: humanity.

The larger the scale of data one can feed, the better the AI (and it's owners) can fingerprint, the more refined it's targeting.

Let's take an example of "AI" that we all know:

Software Antivirus:

Supposed to be the guardian that protects an operating system against 'threats' and 'threat actors using a variety of techniques to identify them. Pattern based detection, behavioural analysis and heuristics (an expensive word for: 'guesstimating' or an 'educated' guess). Your antivirus is part of a swarm that provides the antivirus vendor with data on new threats and their geographic impact.

However:

The data you provide is 'free', there is no reward or any form of renumeration for the infrastructure that you provided. A computer is not free, internet is not free, the power needed is also not free and although there are free AV solutions, most demand a subscription fee.

In return you get a product and service which does not provide any guarantees that it will adequately protect you against 'threats'.

In reality AV is becoming a relic.

Human intelligence has outsmarted AV and found ways to circumvent it using the 'Trojan horse' approach or by simple social engineering.

As there was no incentive to find or report security vulnerabilities, the data needed to feed pattern/behavioural dried up.

Heuristics is gambling with historical data, if that data is worthless so are heuristics.

And so is any form of AI hence all media and marketing efforts to portray it as the next best evolution. The driver: more profit less people.

The touted theories about a minimal wage without having to work for it are a continuation of AI Utopia. It would make people dependent on their nations through a socialist measure.

That spells national socialism and fascism.

Think twice before you give out data for free in exchange for a freemium service.
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puffman
puffman
data,the new oil. put it in an old ford and it leak evertwhere.
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A.D.D.MEN
A.D.D.MEN9.5/10
If you just think as an individual what would it be like if you had a bot to do all of your work that sounds great. You'd fuck around a lot but eventually wind up doing something that meant something to you. Now imagine everyone doing that.
how hard is it to get skills anymore?
coldspurs
by  coldspurs
The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy
thomasTank
What is Neo Feudalism?
w4wendetta
How do banks "create" money?
spiceX1
by  spiceX1
Frédéric Bastiat
Financial returns of fascism?
The problem of doctors’ salaries (atlantic)
why is empty housing a popular investment?
fan4
by  fan4
When will AI replace every job?
Machine Money and People Money
mr slowbot
Why is redlining considered immoral by most people?
What is post-scarcity?
The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era
Japan Breaks the Basic Laws of Economics
phds mvp
by  phds mvp
Companies Die Like People, Cities Live Like Universes
gs
by  gs
In the 1970s Irish Banks went on strike. Pubs replaced them easily.
RNCIN2012
by  RNCIN2012
What if Taxes were started for churches at least Scientology the World has enough Bad fiction already spread too thick f…
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why don't you libertarians ever go off on the medical system? it's the coziest relationship between government and indu…
mr slowbot
Entrepreneurs are redesigning the basic building block of capitalism (Economist)
at tes
by  at tes
How can people deal with natural monopolies?
ben
by  ben
What is monetization?
Han duo
by  Han duo
Does bitcoin have real potential in Greece?
bigg now