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Artificial Intelligence—per Jack Ma, Elon Musk, by Curtis-Christopher Wragg
Bare no expense, I’ve drawn a conclusion—Dear Homosapien, listen, what you believe will happen, is what will happen. Acknowledging your banking institution or favorite businesses which provide you with promotional or (free) branded pens or writing utensils—draw your own conclusion, especially if your in a position to influence the future of AI developments and advancements. And from a mental health stand point, surround yourself with the humans that make you feel good and/or who add value to your life.
Jack Ma expresses that we have to invest in technology, however he does not like the technology debate—centrally because of his mention of artificial intelligence and big data. Surely perception is reality, accordingly, illustrated in media entities such as TEDx Talks and even interviews with Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur in Inc. Video (Published Oct. 30, 2017 Magazine), Elon expressed that the future of AI is going to be pretty scary.
Jack from another angle says yes, AI will threaten human beings. He expresses the desire for AI to support human beings—it should always do something to enable human beings, not disable people.
Nevertheless Jack Ma has a message for the arrogant cashier at your local bodega, he says “you will never be able to compete with AI.” He feels that AL offers humanity an amazing but risky opportunity, “the AI robots are going to kill a lot of jobs.”
“People need to develop soft skills to compete with artificial intelligence,” Jack focuses he’s greatest concern in the service industry. Furthermore he says, a computer is always going to be smart data (smarter than you). It never forgets, it remembers everything.
“Forget about running faster than a car.”
“Where there’s a plane, don’t think you can fly like a plane.”
Elon Musk notes that AI is rapidly advancing, too rapidly according to Elon. With both hands open wide, he has repeatedly sounded out about the dangers, according to his perception and research.
In a 2017 interview—AI might someday become too good at its job. Something created to specialize at one thing might destroy many if not all things in its reach or path, including humans. Beyond creative destruction, referencing audio tapes and cds, Musk is referring to the pot that boils over per se, catches fire and cremates the decor of a lovely kitchen and all the inhabitants at the time of raid.
He acknowledged a former Uber engineer who wanted to create an AI based religion. Ever heard of an AI ‘god’? The engineer’s name is Anthony Levandowski, the founder of a new AI-based religion called Way of the Future. His creation is focused on a high-tech ‘deity’ as a way to improve society.
In 2015 Google outlined plans to create a kill switch that would disable AI. Musk thought those efforts were futile. “I’m not sure I’d like to be the one holding the kill switch,"he said.“ Because you’d be the first thing it kills.”
Thus the race for AI superiority, will raise tension between powerful countries. The competition, he said is a likely cause of World War 3.
In 2017, a computer beat the world’s best humans at a video game that involves military strategy. Musk tweeted, “If your not concerned about AI safety, you should be.”
Short Writing Series
By Curtis-Christopher Wragg Twitter @ccwraggii
“It’s basic human nature to focus on immediate, “in-your face” problems, and the average contractor sure gets lots of practice. Most are very good at crisis management and making important technical and project-management decisions on the spot – it just comes with the territory. The problem is that far too many owners spend years doing nothing but putting out fires and keeping projects on track, while ignoring issues related to the firm’s long-term viability. The result is a business that’s dangerously out of balance.”
— As Featured in Construction Today
Word to the adjective grammatically related to the term, ‘long-term viability’. Retirement and succession planning are two good examples. Nevertheless, it seems the only way to offset the chore of fighting fires is to expand and delegate the task to an employee. Honestly, growth is paramount. Of course creating an index to measure the matrix of task and services is nothing new. It was a genius idea, over a decade ago—nevertheless, it too, requires the expansion of your force.
Let’s think, what could you do? Randomly call your customers and have them rate your service? Umm, that would produce qualitative as well as quantitative data to serve as the basis for recognition as well as a handy tool to minimize potential fires. Could you pull that off? Nah, let’s move on.
In good and bad times note, that healthy individuals recover more quickly from illness, so, too, do healthy businesses recover from a few bumps in the road, such as an economic downturn. Among the retrospective measures that reflect a company’s health are items on the balance sheet and income statement, including cash flow, net profit, growth rate, productivity and return on investment rates. Unfortunately, by the time such historical data indicate symptoms of trouble, it may already be too late to reverse the condition. What owners really need is real-time information that lets them exert control and steer the company, according to a business plan, toward a predetermined profit. Owners who only look at historical numbers may be in the eye of a hurricane, unaware that it is tearing the business apart around them. Consequently, many times the larger, wealthier enterprises win (didn’t say do the best jobs on projects).
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