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As we all know that artificial intelligence can be a significant threat to humankind, and it can ruin humanity. There might be a time that society is at the verge of destruction and that probably not by killer robots. Instead, it will be going to be by the million paper cuts. Working from behind has a vast benefit is the growth of engineering. The complexity of artificial intelligence processing is always spreading into various sides of our lives. The resistance of artificial intelligence in our day to day lives creates a threat to people, defocus from the real objective.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Forever Change The Battlefield


Anyone with a wet finger in the air has by now heard that Google is facing an identity crisis because of its links to the American military. To crudely summarise, Google chose not to renew its "Project Maven" contract to provide artificial intelligence (A.I) capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense after employee dissent reached a boiling point. This is an issue for Google, as the "Do No Evil" company is currently in an arm-wrestling match with Amazon and Microsoft for some juicy Cloud and A.I government contracts worth around $10B. Rejecting such work would deprive Google of a potentially huge business; in fact, Amazon recently advertised its image recognition software "Rekognition for defense", and Microsoft has touted the fact that its cloud technology is currently used to handle classified information within every branch of the American military. Nevertheless, the nature of the company's culture means that proceeding with big defence contracts could drive A.I experts away from Google.

Baker urges businesses to think about 'future of work' as coronavirus pandemic ends

Boston Herald

Gov. Charlie Baker urged Boston-area business leaders to take a hard look at what the "future of work" will be, particularly around telecommuting, to make sure they don't find themselves at the back end of a "big missed opportunity" as the pandemic ends. "There's clearly been a year's worth of people thinking very differently about how they do their jobs," Baker said during his annual address to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. He said state employees tell him they're looking for a flexible situation, sometimes in the office and sometimes out of it. He said the need to rethink the "future of work" applies to state actions, too, like neighborhood development and transportation. "Usually the way we think about the future of work is: where are the jobs going to be, what categories do we need, what kind of training do we need to make available -- that kind of stuff," the governor said.

The Future of Work May Be Even More Sexist


As technology and automation rapidly remake a very different future of work, some economists predict that women will benefit the most from the coming disruptions. Although women have no doubt been hardest hit by the COVID-19 economy, in the coming years, women-dominated caring jobs--like nursing, teaching, and providing child and elder care--that aren't easily replaced by machines will be among the fastest-growing occupations and thus more likely to be "future-proof." It's not that many women's jobs won't be automated away. Just as men-dominated mechanical and machine operating jobs are predicted to disappear, so too are women-dominated administrative and clerical jobs. But most of these future-of-work predictions assume women will continue to dominate the care economy. And all because men aren't expected to care.

AI reading list: 8 interesting books about artificial intelligence to check out


Artificial intelligence (AI) is an ever-evolving technology. With several different uses, it's easy to understand why it's being implemented more and more frequently. These titles answer common questions about AI, discuss what current AI technologies businesses are using, how humans can lose control over AI, and more. In T-Minus AI, author, national expert, and the US Air Force's first Chairperson for Artificial Intelligence Michael Kanaan explains a human-oriented perspective of AI. He offers his view on our history of innovation to illustrate what we should all know about modern computing, AI, and machine learning.

People trust robots more than themselves


The study of more than 9,000 consumers and business leaders across 14 countries found that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased financial anxiety, sadness, and fear among people around the world. It has also changed who and what we trust to manage our finances and, is reshaping the role and focus areas of corporate finance teams and personal financial advisors. The global pandemic has negatively impacted people's relationship with money at home and at work: The financial uncertainty created by Covid-19 has changed who and what we trust to manage our finances. "Managing finances is tough at the best of times, and the financial uncertainty of the global pandemic has exacerbated financial challenges at home and at work," says Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert and host of the So Money podcast. "Robots are well-positioned to assist –-- they are great with numbers and don't have the same emotional connection with money. This doesn't mean finance professionals are going away or being replaced entirely, but the research suggests they should focus on developing additional soft skills as their role evolves."

US has 'moral imperative' to develop AI weapons, says panel

The Guardian

The US should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous weapons powered by artificial intelligence (AI) software, a government-appointed panel has said in a draft report for Congress. The panel, led by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, on Tuesday concluded two days of public discussion about how the world's biggest military power should consider AI for national security and technological advancement. Its vice-chairman, Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense, said autonomous weapons are expected to make fewer mistakes than humans do in battle, leading to reduced casualties or skirmishes caused by target misidentification. "It is a moral imperative to at least pursue this hypothesis," he said. For about eight years, a coalition of non-governmental organisations has pushed for a treaty banning "killer robots", saying human control is necessary to judge attacks' proportionality and assign blame for war crimes.

Jenners department store to close after 183 years trading in Edinburgh

BBC News

A Frasers spokesman said: "Despite the global pandemic, numerous lockdowns and the turbulence caused for British retail, the landlord hasn't been able to work mutually on a fair agreement, therefore resulting in the loss of 200 jobs and a vacant site for the foreseeable future, with no immediate plans.

Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care


Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine -- from IBM's Watson: Hospital Edition and Amazon's AI-generated medical records to machine-formulated medications and AI-enabled diagnoses. But in the excerpt below from Frank Pasquale's New Laws of Robotics we can see how the promise of faster, cheaper, and more efficient medical diagnoses generated by AI/ML systems can also serve as a double-edged sword, potentially cutting off access to cutting-edge, high quality care provided by human doctors. Excerpted from New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI by Frank Pasquale, published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. We might once have categorized a melanoma simply as a type of skin cancer.

The Fear of Artificial Intelligence in Job Loss


With all the hype over Artificial Intelligence, there is additionally a lot of disturbing buzz about the negative results of AI. More than one-quarter (27%) of all employees state they are stressed that the work they have now will be disposed of within the next five years because of new innovation, robots or artificial intelligence, as indicated by the quarterly CNBC/SurveyMonkey Workplace Happiness review. In certain industries where technology already has played a profoundly disruptive role, employees fear of automation likewise run higher than the normal: Workers in automotives, business logistics and support, marketing and advertising, and retail are proportionately more stressed over new technology replacing their jobs than those in different industries. The dread stems from the fact that the business is already witnessing it. Self-driving trucks already are compromising the jobs of truck drivers, and it is causing a huge frenzy in this job line.