BIG DATA WITH MAX WELLING: LIVING WITH AI


Living with AI

Max Welling, Research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam and VP technologies Qualcomm Netherlands, talks about reschooling, automation, employment, jobs, cloud computing, edge computing, servers, connection, delay, energy, battery, internet of things.

Raakel Laukkanen

Artificial Intelligence will do wonders to help automate processes that, today, take time and manual labor but don’t contribute much to the bottom line or moving forward as a company. Automation will allow additional time and resources to be dedicated to what companies need to focus their energy on: customer experience.

Christopher Bradley

Reschooling of people will become essential, which means that new generation of youngsters will be very familiar with all new computer-based and internet-involved devices ( as we see it happens ). The changes are taking place right now, in front of our eyes. The thing that bothers me is that all driving-requiring professions will become obsolete, and will have to trust some AI for my life.

 

Baldur Helgason

In response to Klas Eriksen

In my opinion we will live to see the day when Artificial Intelligence is trusted to do mundane tasks like driving vehicles.

Klas,

As AI capabilities improve, we can either treat it as a crutch that relieves us from thinking — examples include Waze and Google Maps — or as an asset that helps us use our brains more effectively and creatively.

future hacker

AI autopilots in commercial airlines is a  surprisingly early use of AI technology that dates as far back as 1914, depending on how loosely you define autopilot. The New York Times reports that the average flight of a Boeing plane involves only seven minutes of human-steered flight, which is typically reserved only for takeoff and landing.

Gaetano Albertini

In response to Dorothea Petrescu

Hi All,


Here are a few examples of AI you are using in your lives everyday:


- smartphones


- smart cars and drones


- music and media streaming services


- videogames


- navigation and travel


- banking and finance


- security and surveillance


Anyone care to add more to the list?

Dorothea,

I have one that has always blown my mind: Googles AI powered predictions.  Using anonymized location data from smartphones Google Maps can analyze the speed of movement of traffic at any given time. And, with its acquisition of Waze in 2013, Maps can more easily incorporate user-reported traffic incidents like construction and accidents. Access to vast amounts of data being fed to its proprietary algorithms means Maps can reduce  commutes by suggesting the fastest routes to and from work.

YogaFan

In response to Klas Eriksen

In my opinion we will live to see the day when Artificial Intelligence is trusted to do mundane tasks like driving vehicles.

Klas,

I recently saw an article in Forbes on this.  Here is what they listed as jobs that are top candidates for machine learning:

  • Concierges
  • Mechanical drafters
  • Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors
  • Credit authorizers
  • Brokerage clerks

and jobs least likely to be shredded by AI/machine learning:

  • Massage therapists
  • Animal scientists
  • Archaeologists
  • Public address system and other announcers
  • Plasterers and stucco masons
Professor Dodds

In an episode of Black Mirror, an organization builds robot insects that fly around, use advanced facial recognition to find the target and kill them by climbing into their nose and burrowing into their brain.  Even with today’s technology, it is not impossible to build something like that. I won’t be surprised if the CIA is already working on it.

Baldur Helgason

Aneta,


I believe the central AI claimed it was trying to save the planet from us.  They sure made a point in that movie.


Another very interesting project that takes on "living with AI" and what it could mean for us was the game "Detroit: Become Human".  It let players engage in different ways and as a result produced different outcomes.

Анета Владимирова

Baldur, in the movie you mentioned, the robots all turned against us and tried to wipe out all the human race.  Do I remember correctly and what was the reason the AI acted this way?

Dorothea Petrescu

Hi All,


Here are a few examples of AI you are using in your lives everyday:


- smartphones


- smart cars and drones


- music and media streaming services


- videogames


- navigation and travel


- banking and finance


- security and surveillance


Anyone care to add more to the list?

Baldur Helgason

There was a very interesting take on living with AI that was explored in the movie "I Robot" which came out in 2004.  Here is the movie link on IMDB.  It is interesting to note, the story in the movie supposedly takes place in 2035.

Lucas Jessen

AI is helpful in the present and it's going to be helpful to us in the future, but what happens when you take a driver and put him/her behind a computer?

Guido Romeo

I think the big question here is how you actually drive people to reschooling, Reskilling and so on. There's a whole new issue with economic stability, infrastrutures and services, eg: if I don't have a job and nned to go back to school I need some form of income and babystters/caretakers to look after my family.


This undermines many of the present constraints to public spending in many member states of the EU.


 


Moreover, how do you motivate 50-60 year olds to reschool? There issues here are much more on the social-psichology side than on the technical. 

Klas Eriksen

In my opinion we will live to see the day when Artificial Intelligence is trusted to do mundane tasks like driving vehicles.

Juliana Schmoke

We should try and change the system so that we would own our own data and be in control of it.  I am glad you discussed privacy and data ownership in your presentation.

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