Just a short little video clip today of couple of Boston Dynamics robots (SpotMini models). One of the robots has a mounted robotic arm and opens a door for the other.
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Self-driving cars, low cost genome sequencing, robotic surgery, free energy… ok, near free energy… These are some of the topics discussed in this video compilation by Jonas Bjerg. The video features clips from Peter Diamandis and Elon Musk and focuses on presently developing technologies and the near future plans to push these technologies to ubiquitous use with the promise of individual abundance. I’ll leave it to you to consider the ramifications of a transition to a post scarcity economy, but I would like to note that many of these technologies, while potentially beneficial to humanity, are disruptive technologies. There are currently test programs involving universal basic income (UBI, also mentioned in the video) and it appears we are on the threshold (within the next couple decades) of needing some form of UBI to support all but the most creative of individuals… then again, I’ve recently seen computer programs that might even call the need for creative individuals into question. I imagine a time in the not so distant future when humans will need to “merge with the machines” as Ray Kurzweil says, or resign ourselves to primitivism or even obsolescence (to avoid the worst case Hollywood-esque scenario) while the posthumans do all the work above our pay grade (of course, one hopes pay is not a requirement for a prosperous life in the future). It seems this scenario is a far future concept, however a look at the technology being implemented right now implies change is coming sooner than we might think.
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This is a summary of everything future discussed at the Singularity University summit 2017, Ted talks with Elon Musk 2017, World Government Summit 2017 and Peter Diamandis views on HOW ABUNDANCE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD as we know it.
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(Singularity university summit – Peter Diamandis)
The demonetization of living
Maslows pyramid of needs are trending towards 0-cost
Abundance and nanotechnology (nanobots)
Raw material cost + energy cost + Information = COST 3:47
In the back of abundance 4:00
Most people will have devices for free so that you can buy stuff from them and they can collect data 7:00
Data is the new gold 7:30
Free content 1b hours of free content pr day.
8000X more energy hitting the surface of the planet than we consume, and the poorest have the most sun 8:00
solar roads 9:30
2.9 cents pr kWh
Giga factory in Reno 10:00
cars from 1904 to 1917 100% switch 11:00
by 2025 car ownership will be dead: 12:20
autonomy will demonetize housing 13:20
house being 3d printed 14:26
literacy to basic reading writing in 18 months 16:03
demonetization of healthcare, deep learning protocols 17:00
Watson diagnosed rare leukaemia 18:00
Cost of genome sequencing Morse law 19:05
Sequenced when born, stop what you will get sick from before people get sick
Rapidly demonetizing trends everywhere 21:30
Not scared of AI terminator 23:00
Job loss 24:00
Demonetize the cost of living, (education, entertainment, food etc)
Psychological impact to losing job 24:30
AI software shells 27:30 within ten years
UBI Universal Basic Income
(Elon Musk Building)
10fold improvement in cost of digging pr. Mile
The boring company
Autonomy brings more cars on the roads
Every big car company has announced electric cars within 10 years 12:00
By the end of 2017 self-driving coast to coast 15:00
Free self-driving cars 19:30
Self-driving trucks tesla semi out torc any diesel semi uphill 20:30
Solar panels 22:00
Most houses have enough roof area to power all the needs of the house 25:30
Giga factory 100 27:00
100 gWh pr week
1 build announcing another 5 this year 29:00
reusability rocket 33:00
(Elon Musk World Government Summit 2017)
Multi planetary species is life insurance for life collectively 2:30
Ten years from now full autonomy cars will only be build 8:30
Elon building tunnel under Washington 14:20
3d building, 2d road network 16:00
12-15% driving as a job 18:20
over 2B vehicles in the world 19:00
100M total new vehicle production cap 19:00
life of car 20-25 years 19:00
Prepare government for the future 20:00
Transport 21:00 electric over 30-40 years
Demand for electricity will increase rapidly. Total energy usage = 1/3 electricity 1/3 transport 1/3 heating over time that will predominantly be all electricity 21:30
Universal basic income, no choice 22:50
Fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better
The output of goods and services will be extremely high with automation, so they will come abundance and come really cheap.
The harder challenge is, how do people then have meaning?
To some degree we are already a cyborg 25:21
Reusable rockets, cost to fly close to plane 29:00
#1 Panasonic Lumix G series (G85/G81)
#5 huanqi 899b drone
This video discusses the future of robotics and the 4th industrial revolution. The video includes a brief history of robotics, an overview of the present state of the art, and speculation on robotics of the future with primary focus on robotics in the workforce. Artificial intelligence is discussed along with what advancing AI and robotics will mean for both high and low skilled workers respectively.
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AI Robots are taking over the world!
Well, there’s certainly still a lot of distance to cross in the territory of the uncanny valley. The following video is an interview with Sophia the robot at the Future Investment Initiative conference held in October of 2017 in Saudi Arabia. Sophia is interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin of CNBC. I can’t help but get the impression that Sophia’s (or should I say, Sophia’s programmer’s ) primary goal is to give responses that people want to hear. I also got the impression that the interview was loosely scripted giving in a very inauthentic feel (for as much as that can be attributed to our present level of robotics). All said, it’s still an interesting video because it lays open so many possibilities; some beneficial to humanity, some terribly unpleasant. It’s no longer a matter of if we should develop such technologies because I think it’s a matter of inevitability rather than possibility. The best we can do is make the discussion commonplace in order to develop the understanding needed to raise our non-biological offspring wisely.
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CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Sophia, a humanoid robot, about the future of artificial intelligence at a Future Investment Institute panel in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
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