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5 Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

Posted on Monday, Sep 19th 2016

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After publishing my recent article, Must-read Articles on Artificial Intelligence, in which I’ve shared my thoughts and concerns about AI, some have asked for more.

Here are my in-depth interviews with five (actually six) thought leaders who are deeply engaged in artificial intelligence development today that I hope will provide a good overall perspective on where and how AI is being applied today, where AI stands in 2016:

  • Or Shani, CEO of Adgorithms. Over time, the entire profession of media buying will be obliterated. Algorithms will do all the work. This is one of the sectors most vulnerable to be entirely automated by AI. Or Shani speaks on the theme and provides a great example of what is already happening.
  • Andreas Wieweg, CTO and Andy Peart, CMO of Artificial Solutions. Have you used Siri? Have you used Amazon’s Echo? Have you used any other natural language activated by personal assistant? The world of AI is rife with speculations on where this field is going, and this discussion is a wonderful expose on that topic.

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Must-read Posts on Artificial Intelligence

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 14th 2016

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My deep concerns over the impact that Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and over-automation will eventually have on society have led me to write several thought-provoking articles to help raise awareness while course correction is still possible.

Whichever way the future unfolds, we do have some time in hand. The kind of mass scale automation that may eventually come about is still 50-100 years away, most likely. Still, there is a very high probability that massive degrees of automation WILL eventually come about. Huge displacement of workers WILL take place due to such automation. Given that eventuality, are we facing Utopia or Dystopia? My prediction, unfortunately, is the latter.
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Billion Dollar Unicorns: iCarbonX Wants to Create a Digital You

Posted on Monday, Aug 22nd 2016

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According to a MarketsandMarkets report published last year, the global healthcare analytics market is projected to grow 26.5% annually over the five year period to be worth $18.7 Billion by 2020. The industry was estimated to be worth $5.8 billion in 2015. North America has the largest market in the Big Data healthcare market due to the Big Data initiatives launched by the federal government to reduce healthcare expenses. China’s recent Billion Dollar Unicorn Club member iCarbonX is also making big waves in the industry.

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Future of Artificial Intelligence: The Triumph of Communism?

Posted on Thursday, Aug 18th 2016

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I have written several pieces already on my deep concerns about the kind of society we’re moving towards in the next 30-50 years as technology-induced changes sweep through society, rendering hundreds of millions of people unemployable.

Future of Work: Utopia or Dystopia?
Future of Artificial Intelligence: Brexit, Trump and Other Calamities
Artificial Intelligence: Just Because We Can, Does It Mean That We Should?
Future of Artificial Intelligence: All Play, No Work Society
Future of Artificial Intelligence: Demonetization

It seems to me that the end game in this thought experiment is the triumph of communism. Let me explain.
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Future of Artificial Intelligence: Demonetization

Posted on Thursday, Aug 4th 2016

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As a follow-up to my series of articles on Artificial Intelligence, my friend Som Das sent me an article by Peter Diamandis on demonetization and the “abundance” that will be created with the help of technology.

People are concerned about how AI and robotics are taking jobs and destroying livelihoods… reducing our earning capacity, and subsequently destroying the economy.

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Future of Artificial Intelligence: All Play, No Work Society

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 26th 2016

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My earlier post, Future of Work: Utopia or Dystopia? expresses concern about a jobless world. A recent The Atlantic article asks: Would a Work-free World Be So Bad?

People have speculated for centuries about a future without work, and today is no different, with academics, writers, and activists once again warning that technology is replacing human workers. Some imagine that the coming work-free world will be defined by inequality: A few wealthy people will own all the capital, and the masses will struggle in an impoverished wasteland.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Cylance Uses Machine Learning as Cyber Security Tool

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 12th 2016

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According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is estimated to grow to $2.77 trillion this year. Gartner projects the overall security market to grow 7.8% annually over the next three year period through 2019. Another report by MarketsandMarkets projects the global cyber security market to grow from $106.32 billion in 2015 to $170.21 billion by 2020, translating to an annual growth rate of 10%. Billion Dollar Unicorn player Cylance is making a mark in this high growth market.

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Artificial Intelligence: Just Because We Can, Does It Mean That We Should?

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 12th 2016

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As a technologist, Artificial Intelligence fascinates me. It always has, since the beginning of my forays into Computer Science. I did two startups in the nineties, at the heart of which were AI-driven innovations.

The world’s recent embrace of AI, thus, also fascinates me.

Driverless cars are all the rage these days. Uber is chomping at the bit to replace the headache of having to pay anything at all to their drivers, having driven the labor cost down already to the minimum. Drivers still cost them 75% of the fare.

Yes. An entire profession of drivers of trucks, taxis, buses and such are about to get wiped out.
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