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Automation & (no) Future for Humanity

Automation & (no) Future for Humanity

by Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young Most people in the so-called advanced world lives, as it seems, part of their daily existence with the Internet, smart phones, smart TVs, email, Twitter, YouTube, logging in to a company’s website where we are employed to be remote-controlled, etc.  Yet, outside of work and sometimes even while being online for work, plenty of[Read More…]

by 10/01/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Schumpeter, the Luddites, and the Post-COVID Workforce

Schumpeter, the Luddites, and the Post-COVID Workforce

This is not a commercial. But if you happen to find yourself in Abu Dhabi at this moment, and are planning to take a flight back home to Delhi, you might be advised to try Etihad Airways, especially in these pandemic times. To check in via their ‘Fit to Fly’ application, just stand in front of the monitor, remove your[Read More…]

by 27/08/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Still from Ex Machina. Courtesy of A24 Films.

For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them

A recent episode of CBC Radio’s Day 6 featured an interview with David Levy, artificial intelligence expert and author of Love and Sex with Robots. Levy discussed a line of robotic sex dolls to be released in 2017 that can speak and respond to touch. He reaffirmed his 2007 prediction, in his book Love and Sex with Robots, that humans[Read More…]

by 26/02/2017 2 comments Life/Philosophy