tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:/posts OnTeamHuman 2020-09-01T07:44:22Z What does it mean to be on 'Team Human'? Futurist Gerd Leonhard tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1589398 2020-09-01T07:44:21Z 2020-09-01T07:44:22Z Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater – MIT Technology Review
“On a species level, it’s important to figure out how we co-exist with advanced AI, achieving some AI symbiosis,” said Musk. “Such that the future of world is controlled by the combined will of the people of the earth. That might be the most important thing that a device like this achieves.””

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater – MIT Technology Review
https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/08/30/1007786/elon-musks-neuralink-demo-update-neuroscience-theater/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1587621 2020-08-27T14:25:30Z 2020-08-27T14:25:30Z Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better | Psyche Ideas
“A decade ago, the American psychologist Adam Grant and I argued in a journal paper that this ‘too much of a good thing’ phenomenon might be a general rule. Some motivation produces excellent performance; too much motivation produces choking. Some group collaboration produces cohesion and enhances productivity; too much of it leads to staleness. Some empathy enables you to understand what another person is going through; too much could prevent you from saying and doing hard things. Similarly, in my book The Paradox of Choice (2004), I argued that, whereas a life with no freedom to choose is not worth living, a life with too much choice leads to paralysis, bad decisions and dissatisfaction. Finding the right amount – what Aristotle called the ‘mean’ – of motivation, collaboration, empathy, choice and many other aspects of life, including efficiency, is a key challenge we face, both as individuals and as a society.”

Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better | Psyche Ideas
https://psyche.co/ideas/why-efficiency-is-dangerous-and-slowing-down-makes-life-better
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1587366 2020-08-26T14:42:29Z 2020-08-26T14:42:30Z For Schopenhauer, happiness is a state of semi-satisfaction – David Bather Woods | Aeon Essays
“Consequently, we rarely feel the benefit of the things we have while we still have them: ‘We do not become aware of the three greatest goods in life as such – that is, health, youth and freedom – so long as we possess them, but only after we have lost them.’ Or as later immortalised in lyrics by Joni Mitchell: ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.’”

For Schopenhauer, happiness is a state of semi-satisfaction – David Bather Woods | Aeon Essays
https://aeon.co/essays/for-schopenhauer-happiness-is-a-state-of-semi-satisfaction
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1585216 2020-08-20T21:09:13Z 2020-08-20T21:09:13Z The Trauma of Zoom
“In order to feel safe in the world, experience connection, and build trusting relationships, humans need co-regulation (read about Dr Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory for more information). Co-regulation is the process of two or more nervous systems attuning to each other and becoming calm through eye contact, positive facial and vocal expression, and sensitivity and responsiveness. We all know how this feels. When we are with someone we feel safe with, our breath and heart rate slows, our muscles relax, it’s easier to listen and we are quicker to smile.”

The Trauma of Zoom
https://blog.usejournal.com/the-trauma-of-zoom-bb3609aa41b2
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1584085 2020-08-16T21:13:32Z 2020-08-16T21:37:11Z From the Gig Economy to the Guild Economy – John Hagel
“I am seeing a growing number of workers leaving large institutions and striking out on their own because they are frustrated with the worker experience in large institutions. They’re driven by a desire to learn faster.”

From the Gig Economy to the Guild Economy – John Hagel
https://www.johnhagel.com/from-the-gig-economy-to-the-guild-economy/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1578385 2020-07-28T21:29:19Z 2020-07-28T21:29:19Z The Work-From-Home Shift Shocked Companies—Now They’re Learning Its Lessons
“Almost overnight, work morphed from a place people go to a thing people do. The mobile and cloud-based technologies that made our jobs bleed into our nights and weekends also eased the transition to full-time work from home. But for many, the shift has been too abrupt.”

The Work-From-Home Shift Shocked Companies—Now They’re Learning Its Lessons
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-work-from-home-shift-shocked-companiesnow-theyre-learning-its-lessons-11595649628
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1458114 2019-09-22T08:58:40Z 2019-09-22T08:58:40Z New surveillance tech means you'll never be anonymous again
“In the US, San Francisco, Somerville and Oakland recently banned the use of facial recognition by law enforcement and government agencies, while Portland is talking about forbidding the use of facial recognition entirely, including by private businesses. A coalition of 30 civil society organisations, representing over 15 million members combined, is calling for a federal ban on the use of facial recognition by US law enforcement.”

New surveillance tech means you'll never be anonymous again
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/surveillance-technology-biometrics
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1439415 2019-07-31T07:52:13Z 2019-07-31T07:52:17Z Some Gerd Leonhard memes and images

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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1414685 2019-05-30T13:09:04Z 2019-05-30T13:09:05Z Meet me in Bucharest June 10!!
Technology, humanity, society and ethics: A look at the next 10 years

Understanding the future and developing foresights is becoming mission-critical. Join us for this groundbreaking session where Gerd will introduce the most important things we must know about the etfuture, today, such as the decline of the oil and fossile fuel economy, the end of routine work (and why that's not the end of work),  the newly emerging opportunities caused by industry convergence, automation vs globalization, tomorrow’s ethics, a new economic system, the future of Europe and much more. 
The future is better than we think - we just need to govern it wisely.

Keynote Speaker: Gerd Leonhard - Futurist | Author | Speaker | CEO - TheFuturesAgency
Guest Speaker: Peter Vander Auwera - Content Curator Digital Ethics | Speaker | Sensemaker

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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1413688 2019-05-27T15:13:16Z 2019-05-27T15:13:17Z Robo-Apocalypse? Not in Your Lifetime | by J. Bradford DeLong
“Nonetheless, over the next few generations, this process of technological development will work itself out, leaving humans with just four categories of things to do: thinking critically, overseeing other humans, providing a human connection, and translating human whims into a language the machines can understand.”

Robo-Apocalypse? Not in Your Lifetime | by J. Bradford DeLong
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/rise-of-robots-social-work-by-j-bradford-delong-2019-05
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1413620 2019-05-27T11:13:22Z 2019-05-27T11:13:22Z Amazon Is Working on a Device That Can Read Human Emotions
“The notion of building machines that can understand human emotions has long been a staple of science fiction, from stories by Isaac Asimov to Star Trek’s android Data. Amid advances in machine learning and voice and image recognition, the concept has recently marched toward reality. Companies including Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and IBM Corp., among a host of other firms, are developing technologies designed to derive emotional states from images, audio data and other inputs. Amazon has discussed publicly its desire to build a more lifelike voice assistant.

The technology could help the company gain insights for potential health products or be used to better target advertising or product recommendations. The concept is likely to add fuel to the debate about the amount and type of personal data scooped up by technology giants, which already collect reams of information about their customers. Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that Amazon has a team listening to and annotating audio clips captured by the company’s Echo line of voice-activated speakers.”

Amazon Is Working on a Device That Can Read Human Emotions
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-23/amazon-is-working-on-a-wearable-device-that-reads-human-emotions
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1410952 2019-05-20T16:32:24Z 2019-05-20T16:32:28Z Social Media Are Ruining Political Discourse
“A presence on Twitter has become almost a job requirement for columnists and pundits. YouTube can also be a valuable educational resource with videos of political roundtables, academic conferences, lectures, and interviews. But the flow-oriented design of these media inhibits extended debate. When the liberal economist Paul Krugman tweeted a critique of the inconsistency of Republican policies on interest rates, for example, most of the more than 100 replies were simply derisive comments about Republican hypocrisy—posts created to derive pleasure from online riposte rather than advocacy for a particular position.

By contrast, blog posts and articles in online newspapers and magazines are not flow media; they are digital extensions of the kind of political writing that characterized printed newspapers and journals in the 19th and 20th centuries. There might be an opportunity for the readers to comment at the end of the article, but their responses do not contribute to flow and engagement in the same way. Even formal news and commentary often decays into flow fodder, such as when people post gut-feel responses to social media about articles they haven’t even read, based on the headline alone.

The politics of flow now poses a serious challenge to the earlier tradition of political debate. Some pundits have interpreted Trump’s populism as a realignment of the traditional political narratives of the left and the right. In both his presidential campaign and his presidency, Trump showed how easy it was to break both narratives into incendiary fragments that could be reshuffled into a variety of combinations. From the left he took opposition to international trade agreements and economic globalism; from the right, hostility to social programs and the federal bureaucracy (“drain the swamp”).”

Social Media Are Ruining Political Discourse
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/05/why-social-media-ruining-political-discourse/589108/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-82144uBghSiGsOclpXytsnfx5Tlp906M_u1MaQEZnigt8tqgpaBa3-bcNJIuL37kqtaIDQ37Z78zbVZu9tGb--n5CPeNgKlogF764EeSc0pGRmWGI&_hsmi=72835581&utm_campaign=the_download.unpaid.engagement&utm_content=72835581&utm_medium=email&utm_source=hs_email
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1407540 2019-05-10T16:30:25Z 2019-05-10T16:30:25Z Forget about artificial intelligence, extended intelligence is the future (joi ito)
“Instead of thinking about machine intelligence in terms of humans vs machines, we should consider the system that integrates humans and machines – not artificial intelligence but extended intelligence. Instead of trying to control or design or even understand systems, it is more important to design systems that participate as responsible, aware and robust elements of even more complex systems.

We must question and adapt our own purpose and sensibilities as observers and designers within systems for a much more humble approach: humility over control.”

Forget about artificial intelligence, extended intelligence is the future
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/artificial-intelligence-extended-intelligence
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1385347 2019-03-13T21:00:20Z 2019-03-13T21:00:21Z Why IBM’s “Dear Tech” Oscars Ad Is So Enraging
“What I want to know is: Can tech companies sell A.I. without preying on our vulnerabilities and biases?

Commercials for Watson personify the natural language speaking technology as an independent being that can rapidly internalize massive amounts of human expertise that’s embedded in volumes of scientific reports and apply the knowledge to wisely make complex medical recommendations. Debate, however, exists over whether marketing material led medical practitioners to develop unrealistic expectations of what the technology can do, how the technology is programmed, and how hard it would be to set up. Indeed, a few years ago, Cory Doctorow slammed the marketing of Watson for Oncology for being “deceptive.” Frankly, tough questions should be asked about the honesty of the entire tech industry every time a product is depicted as more humanlike than it really is, since anthropomorphism triggers cognitive biases that can get in the way of us seeing things clearly.”

Why IBM’s “Dear Tech” Oscars Ad Is So Enraging
https://slate.com/technology/2019/02/ibm-dear-tech-oscars-ad.html
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1384919 2019-03-12T21:43:15Z 2019-03-12T21:43:15Z Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine
“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem is that the best way we have to get information out into the world—speech—can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about 5x faster than you can type on your phone today. Eventually, we want to turn it into a wearable technology that can be manufactured at scale. Even a simple yes/no ‘brain click’ would help make things like augmented reality feel much more natural.””

Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine
https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-wants-facebook-to-build-mind-reading-machine/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1380793 2019-03-03T12:42:22Z 2019-03-03T12:42:23Z Don’t Fight the Robots. Tax Them.
“And at the same time that the rise of robots shrinks government tax revenue, the fallout from automation will place more demands on government services. The United States will probably need more money to retrain workers bumped from their jobs by automation, to give them a shot at a new one. Welfare rolls could grow, as millions of workers are displaced to the bottom end of the service economy, where wages are low and robots are scarce.”

Don’t Fight the Robots. Tax Them.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/sunday-review/tax-artificial-intelligence.html
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1380789 2019-03-03T12:33:59Z 2019-03-03T12:33:59Z [digital heresy] This Is Silicon Valley – OneZero



“In Silicon Valley, few people find things like climate change important enough to talk about at length, and even fewer find it important enough to work on. It’s not where the money is at. It’s not where “success” is at. And it’s certainly not where the industry is at. Instead, money comes from changing a button from green to blue, from making yet another food delivery app, and from getting more clicks on ads. That’s just how the Valley and the tech industry are set up. As Jeffrey Hammerbacher, a former Facebook executive, told Bloomberg, “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”

This is Silicon Valley.”

This Is Silicon Valley – OneZero
https://onezero.medium.com/this-is-silicon-valley-3c4583d6e7c2
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1371864 2019-02-08T11:10:47Z 2019-02-08T11:10:47Z Team Human vs. Team AI
“By hiring more people rather than machines, paying them livable wages, and operating with less immediate efficiency, companies could minimize the destruction they leave in their wake. Hiring 10 farmers or nurses may be more expensive in the short run than using one robotic tractor or caregiver, but it may make life better and less costly for everyone over the long term.”

Team Human vs. Team AI
https://www.strategy-business.com/article/Team-Human-vs-Team-AI?gko=4d55d
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1367700 2019-01-27T18:06:10Z 2019-01-27T18:06:11Z The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite
“In Davos, executives tend to speak about automation as a natural phenomenon over which they have no control, like hurricanes or heat waves. They claim that if they don’t automate jobs as quickly as possible, their competitors will.

“They will be disrupted if they don’t,” said Katy George, a senior partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Automating work is a choice, of course, one made harder by the demands of shareholders, but it is still a choice. And even if some degree of unemployment caused by automation is inevitable, these executives can choose how the gains from automation and A.I. are distributed, and whether to give the excess profits they reap as a result to workers, or hoard it for themselves and their shareholders.”

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/technology/automation-davos-world-economic-forum.html
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1365610 2019-01-21T22:01:10Z 2019-01-21T22:01:11Z The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution
“The drive for profits and market dominance is instilled in artificial intelligence systems that aren’t wired to ask why. But we aren’t machines; we can ask why. We must confront how these technologies work, and evaluate the consequences and costs for us and other parts of our society. We can question whether the companies’ “solutions”—like increased staffing and technology for content moderation—are good enough, or if they are the digital equivalent of “clean coal.” As the services become less and less separable from the rest of our lives, their effects become ever more pressing social problems.”

The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1364764 2019-01-19T07:59:43Z 2019-01-19T07:59:43Z It's Time for Action on Privacy, Says Apple's CEO Tim Cook
“First, the right to have personal data minimized. Companies should challenge themselves to strip identifying information from customer data or avoid collecting it in the first place. Second, the right to knowledge—to know what data is being collected and why. Third, the right to access. Companies should make it easy for you to access, correct and delete your personal data. And fourth, the right to data security, without which trust is impossible.”

It's Time for Action on Privacy, Says Apple's CEO Tim Cook
http://time.com/collection-post/5502591/tim-cook-data-privacy/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1364763 2019-01-19T07:52:14Z 2019-01-19T07:52:17Z Why Facebook is giving $300 million for local journalism
“As The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan recently wrote, the decline of local reporting has profound consequences for communities and for self-governance. “One problem with losing local coverage is that we never know what we don’t know. Corruption can flourish, taxes can rise, public officials can indulge their worst impulses,” she said. Local reporting can also help establish a foundation of common information, easing polarization and misinformation, owing to high levels of trust that local outlets have with their audiences, she said.”

Why Facebook is giving $300 million for local journalism
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/01/15/facebook-pledges-million-local-journalism-projects/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1357427 2018-12-27T01:08:29Z 2018-12-27T01:08:29Z The Dawn of a New Big Tech Regulatory Era? - Shelly Palmer
“The new normal for the big tech regulatory environment

While they may not face the spectre of an onerous regulatory environment in the near future, the big tech companies do understand the policy landscape has changed. They have to dig into their business processes, find the root cause of their problems, fix them, and demonstrate their change to (re)build public trust. In the current environment, these companies have started moving away from the old position of self-regulation to actively seeking to work with lawmakers in Europe and the US.”

The Dawn of a New Big Tech Regulatory Era? - Shelly Palmer
https://www.shellypalmer.com/2018/12/dawn-new-big-tech-regulatory-era/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1342775 2018-11-11T14:58:55Z 2018-11-11T14:58:59Z Mindset and Heartset - must read by John Hagel
“The key assumption in the room was that it was all about the mind. They assumed that our assumptions and beliefs shape what we feel and what we do. In this view of the world, emotions are a distraction, or at best a second order effect, and it’s ultimately all about our mind.

Expanding our view
I would suggest that we’re a lot more complicated than that. Our emotions aren’t just derivative of our assumptions and beliefs. Emotions shape our perceptions, assumptions, thoughts and beliefs as well. If you try to shape assumptions and beliefs without paying attention to the emotions that already exist, good luck.

We need to move beyond mindset and expand our horizons to address our heartset: what are the emotions that filter how we perceive the world, shape what we believe and influence how we act?”

Mindset and Heartset
https://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2018/11/mindset-and-heartset.html
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1334753 2018-10-22T05:38:37Z 2018-10-22T05:38:38Z Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone
“These and other tech corporations have grand ambitions. They want to colonize space. Not interplanetary space. Everyday space: home, office, car. In the near future, everything from your lighting to your air-conditioning to your refrigerator, your coffee maker, and even your toilet could be wired to a system controlled by voice.”

Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/alexa-how-will-you-change-us/570844/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1324403 2018-09-22T15:25:16Z 2018-09-22T15:25:17Z Former Head of Google China Foresees an AI Crisis--and Proposes a Solution
“AI will take many single-task, single-domain jobs away. You can argue that humans have abilities that AI does not: We can conceptualize, strategize, create. Whereas today’s AI is just a really smart pattern recognizer that can take in data, optimize, and beat humans at a given task. But how many jobs in the world are simple repetitions of tasks that can be optimized? How many jobs require no creativity, strategizing, conceptualization? Most jobs are repetitive: truck-driving, telemarketing, dishwashing, fruit picking, assembly-line work, and so on. I’m afraid that about 50 percent of jobs in the world are in danger.”

Former Head of Google China Foresees an AI Crisis--and Proposes a Solution
https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/former-head-of-google-china-foresees-an-ai-crisis
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1322626 2018-09-17T16:26:22Z 2018-09-17T16:26:23Z Forget the new iPhones: Apple’s best product is now privacy
“In 2018, no issue is more important than user privacy–or the lack of it. We’re tracked by private industry on an unprecedented scale, with major corporations having so much data about us–much of it gleaned without our knowledge–that they can tell when a teenager is pregnant (and inform the teen’s father) or even predict your future actions based on decisions you haven’t made yet. If you want to be part of this world, designed by advertisers and tech giants, you must relinquish your right to privacy. In other words, we live in a commercial surveillance state.”

Forget the new iPhones: Apple’s best product is now privacy
https://www.fastcompany.com/90236195/forget-the-new-iphones-apples-best-product-is-now-privacy
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1321943 2018-09-15T16:00:23Z 2018-09-15T16:00:34Z Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture of Our Values” in China
““I view our intent to capitulate to censorship and surveillance demands in exchange for access to the Chinese market as a forfeiture of our values and governmental negotiating position across the globe,” he wrote, adding: “There is an all-too-real possibility that other nations will attempt to leverage our actions in China in order to demand our compliance with their security demands.””

Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture of Our Values” in China
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/13/google-china-search-engine-employee-resigns/
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1317589 2018-09-02T16:21:42Z 2018-09-02T16:21:42Z Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
“After all, software is written by overwhelmingly affluent white and Asian men – and it will inevitably reflect their assumptions (Google “racist soap dispenser” to see how this plays out in even mundane real-world situations). Bias doesn’t require malice to become harm, and unlike a human being, we can’t easily ask an algorithmic gatekeeper to explain its decision.”

Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger
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tag:onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1317099 2018-08-31T22:09:41Z 2018-08-31T22:09:42Z In the Future of Work, Creativity Still Rules - Connected Futures
“In 10 years,” he added, “the question of if it works will be replaced by the question of why we are doing this. And who’s going to benefit, and who will control it.”

Moreover, he adds, “most jobs in ten years haven’t even been invented yet.””

In the Future of Work, Creativity Still Rules - Connected Futures
https://connectedfutures.cisco.com/article/future-work-creativity-still-rules/
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