I keep seeing articles that say either 1) AI and robots will put us all out of work, and 2) Humans and robots will co-exist and humans will simply escalate to a new level human-machine interface in mid-21st century jobs. So which is it? What concerns me is that so many of the jobs humans do nowadays are ripe for replacement by AIs that will either be disembodied or placed in robots. That’s because companies see immediate cost-saving benefits. This raises questions for me.
It’s that time of the year: back to school. So I’ve put together a selected list of links that I think might be helpful for the technical high school and college student. It’s not intended to be exhaustive or cover all academic disciplines. No list like this can be or it would go on forever. However, if you have a favorite tech link you think should be added here, drop me a note. I’ll be happy to update the article.
I have met the surveillance state, and it is us. For years, civil libertarians have fretted and worried about the eyes of the state encroaching on our privacy, but it turns out that we, the people, have opted to surveil ourselves. This thesis started with Adam Christianson, who pointed me to a couple of new products. The first is a necklace from Ubiquiti called Front Row (via iMore). It’s a camera with a touch screen for people who want to live stream things directly to YouTube or wherever.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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