tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:/posts OnTeamHuman 2017-11-12T18:54:23Z What does it mean to be on 'Team Human'? Futurist Gerd Leonhard tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1204838 2017-11-12T18:54:22Z 2017-11-12T18:54:23Z Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto, via Joi Ito
“Developing a sensibility and a culture of flourishing, and embracing a diverse array of measures of “success” depend less on the accumulation of power and resources and more on diversity and the richness of experience. This is the paradigm shift that we need. This will provide us with a wealth of technological and cultural patterns to draw from to create a highly adaptable society. This diversity also allows the elements of the system to feed each other without the exploitation and extraction ethos created by a monoculture with a single currency. It is likely that this new culture will spread as music, fashion, spirituality or other forms of art.”

Collaborate · Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto
https://pubpub.ito.com/pub/resisting-reduction/collaborate
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1203677 2017-11-06T17:56:00Z 2017-11-06T17:56:01Z How to Fix Facebook? 9 Experts
“Facebook should become a public benefit corporation. These companies must aim to do something that would aid the public, and board members must also take that public benefit into account when making decisions. Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook’s goals are “bringing us closer together” and “building a global community.” Worthy, beautiful goals, but easier said than done when Facebook is also stuck delivering ever-increasing profits and making its platform serve the needs of advertisers.

What if Facebook were actually free to do what it says it wants to? What if it didn’t need to devote so much energy to the evil sides of the business, whether catering to filter bubbles, addicting and manipulating users, seizing data, bending over backward for advertisers and destroying competitors?”

How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/technology/how-to-fix-facebook-we-asked-9-experts.html
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1200949 2017-10-25T20:47:09Z 2017-10-25T20:47:09Z In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means?great post by Genevieve Bell
“We will need new practitioners to tame and manage the emerging data-driven digital world, as well as those to regulate and govern them. Rather than just tweaking existing disciplines, we need to develop a new set of critical questions and perspectives. Working out how to navigate our humanity in the context of this data-driven digital world requires conversations across the disciplines. In the university sector, we need to rethink how we fund, support and reward research, and researchers. At a funding level, our privileging of Stem at the expense of the rest of the disciplines is short-sighted at best, and detrimental at worst.

Invest in the human-scale conversation

We need to invest in hard conversations that tackle the ethics, morality and underlying cultural philosophy of these new digital technologies in Australian lives. Do we need an institute or a consortium or a governmental thinktank? I am not sure, but I think it would be a good start. We have a great deal of concern about our future and the role of technology in it. We have a responsibility to tell more nuanced, and yes, more complicated stories – governments, NGOs, industry, news media, every one of us. We also have a responsibility to ask better questions ourselves. We should be educated stakeholders in our own future; and this requires work and willingness to get past the easy seduction of killer robots.”

In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means? | Genevieve Bell
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/in-our-focus-on-the-digital-have-we-lost-our-sense-of-what-being-human-means
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1182516 2017-08-10T21:03:03Z 2017-08-10T21:03:03Z Gerd Leonhard on the Societal Impact of IoT - Bruno Marion
“For the sake of understanding Gerd Leonhard came with a new concept: the androrythms. Algorithms are the quintessence of technology, the very process that handles information about everything.”

Gerd Leonhard on the Societal Impact of IoT - Bruno Marion
http://brunomarion.com/gerd-leonhard/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1180417 2017-08-04T10:41:29Z 2017-08-04T10:41:31Z Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity
“Technology itself has no ethics. It is only when people apply purpose and innovative thinking beyond revenue and profit that we will be able to reap collective benefits and security of the digital world.”

Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity
http://www.cio.com/article/3212868/digital-transformation/human-ingenuity-and-iot-prosperity.html
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1172804 2017-07-12T14:49:54Z 2017-07-12T14:49:56Z Could a Robot Be President?

Could a Robot Be President?
http://politi.co/2tAPBzm

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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1169645 2017-07-02T10:56:19Z 2017-07-02T10:56:20Z The Rise of the Thought Leader. ... very good critical read
“The evidence in Drezner’s book contributes to a startling picture of a country in which the superrich actively seek to sabotage institutions that have formed the backbone of consensus and public trust for a large part of the twentieth century. Because their wealth comes largely from finance and is no longer attached to the country’s material infrastructure—they are not steel magnates or railroad barons—modern plutocrats no longer use their fortunes to secure a legacy of contributing to public needs. Instead they weaponize their wealth, with the aim of creating even more capital and remaking society according to their own, unrepresentative political beliefs. “Only 35 percent of wealthy Americans support spending what is necessary to ensure good public schools,” Drezner notes, “a sharp contrast to 87-percent support from the general public.” The wealthy also support cuts to government spending and social programs much more strongly than the rest of the public—which fits with their compulsion to spend millions on trying to buy academic legitimacy for unregulated capitalism.”

The Rise of the Thought Leader
https://newrepublic.com/article/143004/rise-thought-leader-how-superrich-funded-new-class-intellectual
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1140802 2017-03-22T17:51:57Z 2017-03-22T17:51:57Z Artificial Intelligence And Income Inequality
“AI expert Yoshua Bengio suggests that equality and ensuring a shared benefit from AI could be pivotal in the development of safe artificial intelligence. Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal, explains, “In a society where there’s a lot of violence, a lot of inequality, [then] the risk of misusing AI or having people use it irresponsibly in general is much greater. Making AI beneficial for all is very central to the safety question.””

Artificial Intelligence And Income Inequality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/artificial-intelligence-and-income-inequality_us_58cafe92e4b07112b6472beb
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1140799 2017-03-22T17:34:20Z 2017-03-22T17:34:21Z Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers With IQ And EQ
“Lawyers are in the persuasion business. They must be persuasive to prospective clients, clients, colleagues, opposing counsel, and the arbiters of disputes. What makes an attorney persuasive? There are several common elements—legal expertise, command of the facts, knowing the client’s objective and risk tolerance, appreciating the other side’s case, and an ability to present a cogent, convincing synthesis. That’s the IQ side.”

Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers With IQ And EQ
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/2017/03/20/artificial-intelligence-will-not-replace-lawyers-with-iq-and-eq/#14db05361e9c
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1139121 2017-03-16T06:36:41Z 2017-03-16T06:42:54Z In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender...?
“On the scientific front, research is pushing back on the idea of free will (as philosophers have for ages). The more we can explain human behavior with neuroscience and psychology, the less room there is for some magical human soul.”

Opinion | In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-a-robot-showdown-humanity-may-happily-surrender/2017/03/09/b03dea32-f3cd-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1138888 2017-03-15T10:22:54Z 2017-03-15T10:22:54Z Singapore: The robot city - Raconteur
“Applying the same data-led approach to managing a company to a city is very problematic, raising serious questions about the agency of citizens, and about the conflict between what an algorithm determines to be the best decision for the aggregate, and how individuals experience that decision.”

Singapore: The robot city - Raconteur
https://www.raconteur.net/current-affairs/singapore-the-robot-city
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1138885 2017-03-15T10:16:29Z 2017-03-15T10:16:30Z Singapore: The robot city - Raconteur
“Applying the same data-led approach to managing a company to a city is very problematic, raising serious questions about the agency of citizens, and about the conflict between what an algorithm determines to be the best decision for the aggregate, and how individuals experience that decision.”

Singapore: The robot city - Raconteur
https://www.raconteur.net/current-affairs/singapore-the-robot-city
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1137569 2017-03-10T16:31:32Z 2017-03-10T16:34:35Z Our Bots, Ourselves
“Ryan Gavin, who oversees Microsoft’s Cortana, says that in 10 years you might select furniture at the mall and say, “Hey, Cortana, can you work with the Pottery Barn bot to arrange payment and delivery?” Consider this a digitally democratized version of the old power move: “Have your bot call my bot.””

Our Bots, Ourselves
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/our-bots-ourselves/513839/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1134292 2017-02-26T11:08:47Z 2017-02-26T11:08:47Z No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream?
“Productivity and pay rose in tandem for decades after World War II, until labor and wage protections began to be eroded. Public education has been given short shrift, unions have been weakened, tax overhauls have benefited the rich and basic labor standards have not been updated.”

No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/no-robots-arent-killing-the-american-dream.html
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1134115 2017-02-25T17:29:25Z 2017-02-25T17:29:25Z Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity - must read!
“Alienation and Loss of Humanity

Following the “if you can’t beat them, join them” maxim, one way of potentially surviving the singularity is by merging with the machines. This idea – that we can and should improve on what we have been handed down by mother nature, is often referred to as transhumanism”

Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity
https://www.singularityweblog.com/top-10-reasons-we-fear-the-singularity/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1132626 2017-02-19T23:00:34Z 2017-02-19T23:00:35Z Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr
“In recent campaigns – from India across Europe to the United States – we’ve seen the candidate with the largest and most engaged following on Facebook usually wins,” Zuckerberg writes. Is that a good thing? is a question he doesn’t ask, though Marine Le Pen with her 1.2 million Facebook followers may have an answer. And, here he is, cheerfully envisioning a world in which Facebook is the intermediary between people and their governments. “We can help establish direct dialogue and accountability between people and our elected leaders.””

Mark Zuckerberg says change the world, yet he sets the rules | Carole Cadwalladr
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/mark-zuckerberg-says-change-world-he-sets-rules
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1132586 2017-02-19T19:10:20Z 2017-02-19T19:10:21Z Frankenstein fears hang over AI / good quotes and stats
“Making sure AI systems benefit humans without unintended consequences is difficult. Human society is incapable of defining what it wants, says Prof Russell, so programming machines to maximise the happiness of the greatest number of people is problematic.

This is AI’s so-called “control problem”: the risk that smart machines will single-mindedly pursue arbitrary goals even when they are undesirable. “The machine has to allow for uncertainty about what it is the human really wants,” says Prof Russell.”

Frankenstein fears hang over AI
https://www.ft.com/content/8e228692-f251-11e6-8758-6876151821a6
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1132464 2017-02-19T00:46:25Z 2017-02-19T00:46:25Z Facebook Plans to Rewire Your Life. Be Afraid.
“has helped to chase people into ideological silos and feed them content that reinforces confirmation biases. Facebook actively created the silos by fine-tuning the algorithm that lies at its center -- the one that forms a user's news feed. The algorithm prioritizes what it shows a user based, in large measure, on how many times the user has recently interacted with the poster and on the number of "likes" and comments the post has garnered. In other words, it stresses the most emotionally engaging posts from the people to whom you are drawn -- during an election campaign, a recipe for a filter bubble and, what's more, for amplifying emotional rather than rational arguments.”

Facebook Plans to Rewire Your Life. Be Afraid.
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-17/mark-zuckerberg-s-manifesto-for-facebook-offers-a-social-dystopia
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1131789 2017-02-16T11:20:48Z 2017-02-16T11:20:48Z Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?
“The idea that digital machines no matter how hyper-connected, how powerful, will one day surpass human capacity is total baloney,” he told the Guardian.

Nicolelis argues that the brain – contrary to what Musk and Singularity proponents like Ray Kurzweil say – is not computable because human consciousness is the result of unpredictable, nonlinear interactions among billions of cells. “Our brains do not work in an algorithmic way and are not digital machines,” he said.”

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/15/elon-musk-cyborgs-robots-artificial-intelligence-is-he-right
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1131591 2017-02-15T16:48:45Z 2017-02-15T16:48:45Z Here’s how to use AI to make America great again;)
“It is “glaringly obvious,” says Daron Acemoglu, an economist at MIT, that political leaders are “totally unprepared” to deal with how automation is changing employment. Automation has been displacing workers from a variety of occupations, including ones in manufacturing. And now, he says, AI and the quickening deployment of robots in various industries, including auto manufacturing, metal products, pharmaceuticals, food service, and warehouses, could exacerbate the effects. “We haven’t even begun the debate,” he warns. “We’ve just been papering over the issues.””

Here’s how to use AI to make America great again
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603465/the-relentless-pace-of-automation/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1125545 2017-01-24T08:59:18Z 2017-01-24T08:59:18Z How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency
“Fromm distinguished between two kinds of freedom: negative freedom, casting off the shackles of social, political, and cultural restrictions; and positive freedom, finding a truer expression of self and identity. When the former occurs without the latter, he wrote, “the newly won freedom appears as a curse; [mankind] is free from the sweet bondage of paradise, but he is not free to govern himself, to realize his individuality.””

How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/silicon-valley-utopianism-brought-dystopian-trump-presidency/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1125515 2017-01-24T07:02:55Z 2017-01-24T07:02:55Z How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency
“There are things we were optimizing for that had unintended consequences,” says Justin Kan, a venture capitalist at Y Combinator and co-founder of Twitch. In designing to maximize engagement, social networks inadvertently created hives of bias-confirmation and tribalism.”

How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/silicon-valley-utopianism-brought-dystopian-trump-presidency/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1124161 2017-01-18T19:40:52Z 2017-01-18T19:40:52Z Let’s Not Surrender Romance to Trumpism and Silicon Valley / Tim Leberecht
“Humans are — first and foremost — impulsive and social beings. We are highly erratic, thoroughly subjective, and we constantly underestimate how much experiences, perceptions, and emotions — rather than facts and figures — drive our behavior. The idea of the “economic man,” motivated merely by self-interest and rational decision-making, is a fairy tale, and this election has made us painfully aware of that.”

Let’s Not Surrender Romance to Trumpism and Silicon Valley
https://extranewsfeed.com/lets-not-surrender-romance-to-trumpism-and-silicon-valley-184cb3940874
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1123994 2017-01-18T00:47:12Z 2017-01-18T00:47:12Z Martin Luther King Jr. was decades ahead of his time in advocating for a universal basic income
“Experts have pointed to the “economic anxiety” of voters in the Rust Belt states, where manufacturing jobs have declined steeply, as one of the primary reasons for Donald Trump’s victory. Trump blamed trade policy for the job losses, though the real culprit is technology.”

Martin Luther King Jr. was decades ahead of his time in advocating for a universal basic income
https://qz.com/886516/martin-luther-king-jr-was-decades-ahead-of-his-time-in-advocating-for-a-universal-basic-income/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1123061 2017-01-14T08:53:03Z 2017-01-14T08:53:04Z How DNA Editing Could Change Life on Earth - must read!
“There has never been a more powerful biological tool, or one with more potential to both improve the world and endanger it. Esvelt hopes to use the technology as a lever to pry open what he sees as the often secretive and needlessly duplicative process of scientific research. “The only way to conduct an experiment that could wipe an entire species from the Earth is with complete transparency,” he told me. “For both moral and practical reasons, gene drive is most likely to succeed if all the research is done openly. And if we can do it for gene drive we can do it for the rest of science.””

How DNA Editing Could Change Life on Earth
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/02/rewriting-the-code-of-life
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1122906 2017-01-13T15:14:40Z 2017-01-13T15:14:40Z Just How Dangerous Is Alexa?
“The Willing Suspension of Our Privacy

We apply similar concepts to our online lives. Most of us are willing to give up our data (location, viewing, purchasing or search history) for our online enjoyment. We can call this the “willing suspension of our privacy” because if you spent a moment to consider what your data was actually being used for, you would refuse to let it happen.

The Willing Suspension of Our Agency

Which brings us to the next level of insanity: the willing suspension of our agency for our own enjoyment. This is past the point of giving up a “reasonable amount” of data or privacy to optimize the capabilities of our digital assistants. Suspension of our agency exposes our normally unmonitored physical activity, innocent mumblings and sequestered conversations. Some people believe this is happening with Alexa, Google Home, Siri and other virtual assistant and IoT systems. It may well be.”

Just How Dangerous Is Alexa?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-how-dangerous-alexa-shelly-palmer
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1122043 2017-01-10T16:30:18Z 2017-01-10T16:30:18Z Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence
“If we succeed with the transition, one day we might look back and think that it was barbaric that human beings were required to sell the majority of their waking time just to be able to live.”

Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence
http://weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/top-10-ethical-issues-in-artificial-intelligence/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1121033 2017-01-06T14:23:37Z 2017-01-06T14:23:37Z 2017 Predictions: the rise of purpose (frank Diana )
“In 2017, we will see a growing shift towards purpose, exploiting our advances in science and technology to improve the human condition. Whether it is achieving standard of living parity in developing economies, or advances in the current standard of living of developed nations, this shift in focus will gain more traction in the coming year, penetrating the mission statements of many more companies. I explore this prediction in detail in a recent post titled Revolution and the Innovation Wheel.”

2017 Predictions
https://frankdiana.net/2017/01/05/2017-predictions/
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1120841 2017-01-05T20:29:43Z 2017-01-05T20:29:44Z Medium says it can’t make money selling ads so it’s laying off a third of its staff
“The vast majority of articles, videos, and other ‘content’ we all consume on a daily basis is paid for  —  directly or indirectly —  by corporations who are funding it in order to advance their goals,” Williams wrote. “And it is measured, amplified, and rewarded based on its ability to do that. Period. As a result, we get … well, what we get. And it’s getting worse.””

Medium says it can’t make money selling ads so it’s laying off a third of its staff
http://www.recode.net/2017/1/4/14169348/medium-layoffs-ad-business-model-change
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tag:www.onteamhuman.com,2013:Post/1119218 2016-12-30T09:13:19Z 2016-12-30T16:05:08Z Technology vs Humanity... giffed

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