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AI: Our Best Friend or Filthiest Enemy?

AI: Our Best Friend or Filthiest Enemy?

News, Technology
The algorithm hype of deep learning and machine learning is invading countries and dominating major tech companies. Robots are making fake videos, vacuuming 'smart' homes, identifying Uber drivers’ selfies, and monitoring the sound of dolphins. NASA is trying to communicate with space using software-defined cognitive radios to employ under-utilized portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention. So with robots getting a lot of jobs, what jobs will survive their invasion? Fields of arts, maybe? Countries are opening their 'digital' eyes A report published by New York-based research consultancy Eurasia Group and Beijing-based VC firm Sinovation Ventures outlines the rapid advances of China in AI over the past few years. One major advantage this global pow
Robots in London: is your job ‘safe’?

Robots in London: is your job ‘safe’?

Tech
Do Londoners have a competitive advantage in the event of a robot-invasion of the labour market? One in 20 jobs in London will be taken over by robotic and autonomous systems in the next 20 years. Most likely to be affected are the Square Mile's financial, insurance, business and information services. Just as Londoners traversing the underground are greeted by a sombre barrage of electronic ticket barriers instead of smiles from human ticket checkers, so robots will continue to overtake human capabilities in the capital. Nearly 15,000 more jobs in London are likely to be automated by 2035, according to researchers at Oxford University and leading recruitment agency, Adzuna. However, it's not just working-class jobs the robots are coming for, it's London's lawyers, ins