Posts tagged Automation
The Moral Machine: Am I An Extremist?

After our live podcast at SHAD 2019 at UNB I took the Moral Machine test by MIT’s Media Lab. The test is simple: you’re presented with a series of morality problems built in to code. Ex: a self-driving car is heading down the highway and an impossibly difficult problem comes about: hit and kill a small child or hit and kill an older person? Between code and a hard place. How will we code our morality?

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The Intersection of Culture & Business Pt. 1: China's AI Advantage

What we will undoubtedly now see is the emergence of national culture in tech adoption and implementation as technology is embedded in our lives and bodies. The Americans will form ideas around what is appropriate business practice. The Indians will take bits and pieces and then add their own. The Europeans may show flavors of East & West and the Chinese may decide to up-end the apple cart entirely.

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The Human Side of Automation Pt. 4: Rethinking Education

The paradox is that in school students are sitting in one place, learning from physical text that is not current and sharing is cheating. What kid that you know learns like that?! As soon as the bell rings young folks are hyper-mobile, learning from digital content that is current to the minute and sharing is the entire point.

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The Human Side of Automation Pt. 1: Will I be Needed?

Dotted across the United States of America you see industrial-era graveyards. Entire towns where men & women all worked at the factory until the world became small and the factory left. As factories outsourced production and moved to South-East Asia their labor did not move with them. Humans move slowly, corporations move very quickly. General Mills, the steel plant and Ford are long gone, the people are still there.

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