Automated Inequality - Harvard Political Review

“Many economists envision that the most profound challenge societies will face in transitioning to automated workforces is equitable distribution of the fruits of increased productivity. If vast swathes of the human population are rendered effectively unemployable, it is imperative that a mechanism is in place to ensure that everyone will stand to benefit from automation—many believe that a universal basic income might be the answer.”

Automated Inequality - Harvard Political Review
http://harvardpolitics.com/world/automation/
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Google aims to win the AI revolution by building a personal assistant into everything (vice)

“Google sees its Assistant not as a voice-activated replacement for its search box but as part of a "two-way conversation" that will be available whenever the user needs it. "Our goal is to build a personal Google for each and every user," Pichai said.”

Google aims to win the AI revolution by building a personal assistant into everything | VICE News
https://news.vice.com/article/google-aims-to-win-the-ai-revolution-by-building-a-personal-assistant-into-everything
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Robots Are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become "People"?

“Robots aren't people, but the discussion has begun about whether they could be persons, in the legal sense. In May, a European Union committee report called for creating an agency and rules around the legal and ethical uses of robots. The headline grabber was a suggestion that companies pay payroll taxes on their robotic employees, to support the humans who lose their jobs. But the report goes a lot deeper, mostly setting rules to protect humans from robots—like crashing cars or drones, or just invading privacy.”

Robots Are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become "People"?
https://www.fastcompany.com/3062868/mind-and-machine/robots-are-developing-feelings-will-they-ever-become-people
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The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge?

“Consider an alternative political system called epistocracy. Epistocracies retain the same institutions as representative democracies, including imposing liberal constitutional limits on power, bills of rights, checks and balances, elected representatives, and judicial review. But while democracies give every citizen an equal right to vote, epistocracies apportion political power, by law, according to knowledge or competence.”

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge
http://qz.com/796962/the-right-to-vote-should-be-restricted-to-those-with-knowledge/
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Artificial intelligence is too important to leave unmanaged

“The Stanford report also highlights the darker side of AI if left unmanaged: the impact on jobs, inequality, ethics, privacy and democratic expression. “We are now at a crucial juncture in determining how to deploy AI-based technologies that promote, not hinder, democratic values such as freedom, equality and transparency.””

Artificial intelligence is too important to leave unmanaged
https://www.ft.com/content/463a17c4-83ce-11e6-a29c-6e7d9515ad15
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For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way? - NYTimes.com

“For truck drivers, the benefits of automation are less certain. Kara Deniz, a spokeswoman for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, told me the union had not issued any policy decisions on automation because there were more questions than answers about the impact of self-driving vehicles. “We believe experienced, skilled drivers will be needed well into the future,” she added.”

Gerd adds:  yes... well, like CD players and telexes !

For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way? - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/technology/for-the-debaters-what-shall-we-do-about-the-tech-careening-our-way.html?nytmobile=0
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For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way? - NYTimes.com

“In the long run, if the trucks prove successful and our logistics infrastructure adjusts to accommodate them, they could begin to displace the three million Americans (mostly men) who now drive trucks for a living, not to mention truck stops and the small towns that depend on them.”

For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way? - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/technology/for-the-debaters-what-shall-we-do-about-the-tech-careening-our-way.html?nytmobile=0
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How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

“While science fiction has focused on the existential threat of A.I. to humans, researchers at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and those from Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft have been meeting to discuss more tangible issues, such as the impact of A.I. on jobs, transportation and even warfare.”

How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/technology/artificial-intelligence-ethics.html
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Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now? - NYTimes.com

“No one really knows where the value is,” said Marc Benioff, co-founder and chief executive of Salesforce. “I think I know — it’s in helping people do the things that people are good at, and turning more things over to machines.””

Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now? - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/19/technology/artificial-intelligence-software-is-booming-but-why-now.html?nytmobile=0
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