Steven Hawking recently commented that artificial intelligence (AI) would be “either the best thing or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity”. He was referring to the opportunity that AI offers to improve mankind’s situation, set alongside the risks that it also presents. These same competing possibilities apply no less when AI is considered in the context of smart cities and the planet’s growing urbanization. With smart cities, though, this is not just some abstract balance: there is a genuine choice of path to be made as smart cities and AI evolve together. This article explores the choice.
“I am a big fan of Fufby and Fuzzable and Snifkin, partially because they’re so quintessentially guinea pig,” Shane said. “The neural network really picked up the spirit of the guinea pig names.”
It is inevitable that we will use more and more conversational user interfaces in the future. This is not because they are good or better than other interface technologies, but because they are cheaper. They substitute a software program where otherwise a human operator would be necessary. Cost reduction, not user benefits, drive this evolution.
Will Robots Replace Designers? No. It’s more like an exoskeleton for designers. Algorithm-driven design tools can help us to construct a UI, prepare assets and content, and personalize the user experience.
– Ron Gutman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HealthTap, USA
– Joichi Ito, Director, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
– Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, USA
– Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation, USA
– Robert F. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vista Equity Partners, USA
Is this a new mailing list? Interesting collection of links.
this microsite is intended to help newcomers (both non-technical and technical) begin exploring what’s possible with AI.
No, Part Three: Roles and Responsibilities.
I’m trying to reconcile this with the degree to which current AI/ML is so experimental, and iterative in understanding what’s possible.
Change is inevitable, says the chess grandmaster, and we should speed up our search for the edge of human potential.
“Let’s look at this historical process. Machines that replace manual labor, they have allowed us to focus on developing our minds. More intelligent machines, I understand that they will take over more menial aspects of cognition and will elevate our lives towards curiosity, creativity, beauty, joy, you can continue this line.”