6 reads in AI, Robots, Drones and Economics

This is an excellent response to a post by Marc Andreesen – What you left out was the essential question: who owns the robots? (By Alex Payne)

Microsoft Unveils Machine Learning for the Masses (New York Times)

AI’s dueling definition: Why my understanding of AI is different from yours. (O’Reilly Radar)

More Robots won’t mean fewer jobs (Rodney Brooks on Harvard Business Review)

Before you travel to a city why not see how it looks from the air? (Travel By Drone)

Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy (Free eBook by Nesta). Contributors: Ryan Avent, Frances Coppola, Frederick Guy, Nick Hawes, Izabella Kaminska, Tess Reidy, Edward Skidelsky, Noah Smith, E. R. Truitt, Jon Turney, Georgina Voss, Steve Randy Waldman and Alan Winfield.

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  2. DYNAMIC AND PERMANENT INTEGRATION OF THE POPULATION ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE VISION 100% INCLUSIVE. Idea for the 2014-2029 TRANSITION…

    Artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printers, the internet of things (IoT) and other EXPONENTIAL technologies will soon and substantially change the course of history. 50% of the current jobs could disappear in an approximate term of 15 years. EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE AUTOMATED IS AUTOMATED… This time is confusing, complicated and rapidly changing. Policy refers to “social inclusion” but this only happens in “speech” which is not verified in reality… Currently in several Western countries many people with reasonable curriculum and studies are unemployed and without income in ages that have family support responsibilities. These people are rejected for work in the public sector (State), are rejected by the private sector (traditional companies) and are rejected by the “spaces of entrepreneurship”. The reasons for this rejection are diverse, all, or almost all arbitrary… In countries where there is no adequate social protection to ensure income in a way that continuous and sustained in situations of unemployment, people live distressing situations that cause the collapse of many families and the increase in all type of social problems. To help solve this problem, I propose to integrate 100% of the economically active population to the socio-economic system in a “dynamic and permanent” way. This integration could be carried out through two different ways: 1) Using systems of COGNITIVE COMPUTING (IBM-WATSON type) or through the 2) “RESURRECTION” EXISTING SOFTWARES. This idea is intended for the 2014-2029 transition and could act as an “app” for smartphones. If you used a system of “cognitive computing” imagine that it would work as well: people would enter your personal data contact, age, geographic location, information about their skills, professional experiences, personal circumstances, family responsibilities, etc. The system “read” and “learn” all information concerning the “environment of the person”, through the analysis of all available web information (relationships, media, city, etc.) and generate automatically three solutions highly optimized and customized, some could be solutions of “employment” and others are simply solutions ‘income’ whereas the person on an individual basis. EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS: In this option “private employment” solutions would be optional for companies, spaces of entrepreneurship and other private employers and “government employment” solutions would be binding for the people and the State at different levels (municipal, regional, and national/federal). INCOME SOLUTIONS: Binding on the State. In this option it would be the range of unemployment benefits and other subsidies provided by the State (or it should provide), always taking into account a vision 100% inclusive, ideally an BASIC INCOME GUARANTEED. People must choose one of the three solutions proposed by the system. If you decide to make the integration “resurrecting” existing softwares, operating mechanism would be similar. The central idea is to ensure that the economically active population (18 years old) is integrated continuous and permanent to the socio-economic system, “jobs-income” or “income” (cash) minimum quantity sufficient for personal survival and that of his family until the arrival of the “magic economics / society” or “happiness economics / society” in 2030 approximate… I am architect by profession, currently unemployed. I am available to work in the development of this idea as “creative ideas” with who is interested. Thanks!

    Roberto Héctor Rueda, arq.

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