re:publica 2016 – Jeff Kowalski: The Shape of Things to Come

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This is an ongoing dynamic with key inflection points throughout history, such as the move to agriculture, and the Industrial Revolution. We're in another major inflection point now, focused on how one of our most powerful tools, the digital world, is expanding into a new realm, the physical world. While until only recently "the real world" and "the cloud" seemed to be so different, we're now seeing that there's a merging of the two, and it will only increase in future.


The New Collar, #Jobs of the Future

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Any economic inflection point comes with the loss of jobs. But we tend to ignore that such inflection creates more jobs than we lose. So you have heard that #Robots are taking away jobs. You assumed that the jobs being taken away will be your neighbors and you would be miraculously saved. Should we call you naïve? Or should we blame the common narrative of Unemployment vs. Different employment?


The State of AI 2017: What Matters Most – MMC writes – Medium

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While hype around AI is at a peak, and some expectations may exceed results in the short term, we believe AI represents a paradigm shift in technology that warrants the attention it is receiving. In 2017 AI reached an inflection point, driven by milestones in investment, capability, entrepreneurship and adoption. The implications for consumers, companies and society will be profound.


What Star Wars' C-3PO Can Teach Us About The Future Of AI

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" came in strong at the box office this holiday season, bringing around $1 billion worldwide to date since its mid-December release, along with an array of campaigns dedicated to celebrating the classic sci-fi series.


Adventures in Narrated Reality, Part II

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To call the film above surreal would be a dramatic understatement. Watching it for the first time, I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing--actors taking something without any objective meaning, and breathing semantic life into it with their emotion, inflection, and movement. After further consideration, I realized that actors do this all the time. Take any obscure line of Shakespearean dialogue and consider that 99.5% of the audience who hears that line in 2016 would not understand its meaning if they read it in on paper. However, in a play, they do understand it based on its context and the actor's delivery.