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Monday, October 31, 2016

Defining What Computers Can do, and the Implications

AI and analytic methods have expanded the realm of what computers can do,  just like spreadsheets and word processors expanded computing skills to many office tasks, improving their efficiency, and as a result needing fewer accountants and typists.   Where is the boundary? What does that imply?   Article takes a cautionary look:

Today’s Artificial Intelligence Does Not Justify Basic Income
Even the simplest jobs require skills—like creative problem solving—that AI systems cannot yet perform competently. ... "    by Vincent Conitzer is a professor of computer science, economics, and philosophy at Duke University.

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