For a while now I have been following the major accomplishments and progress in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and computing power. From a pure technology point of view, it is amazing times we live in. On the other side, the social implications and changes just around the corner are truly mind-blowing.
This past week I ran across an article in the news that made my mind melt (I thought it was a April fool’s joke – but it was not!!) — my tweet follows:
I have always been in the business of implementing technology to help automate / improve processes within businesses, and have written a number of articles on the topic, including, as of lately, how my field is in the process of being disrupted and disinter-mediated.
So it was natural for me, I picked up a an new audio book Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. which, in my view, describes very well what the challenges the future brings as these new technologies begin to make mainstreams. Everyone should read this! This past Sunday, the topic, author and book, was featured in Sunday Morning’s report titled: Automation nation
If you are just getting to this topic, and also want to listen to a couple of very good short videos:
How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Your Life | Jeff Dean | TEDxLA
Google’s Deep Mind explained: