Posts Tagged ‘artificial intelligence’

CM 069: Lipson and Kurman on Our Driverless Future

Self-driving cars are just around the corner. Are you ready? With the advent of machine learning and related tech, autonomous cars are more technologically mature than most of us think. Yet old-school policies and regulations are lagging behind, making it difficult for large scale adoption to take place. Essentially, driverless tech has become a people,…

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Summer Reading Standouts (Bring on the Science Fiction!)

Between work projects and prepping for my podcast, Curious Minds, I read a lot of non-fiction. It scratches that itch I have to know what’s coming or, even better, “becoming” (a terrific Kevin Kelly word from his book, The Inevitable). I try to read things that teach me something new or that compel me to…

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CM 046: Kevin Kelly On How Tech Shapes Our Future

Do we shape tech or does it shape us? Turns out it is both. And that is just 1 of the 12 big ideas Kevin Kelly explores in his latest bestseller, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. The Inevitable is a playbook to guide us through the seismic changes…

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CM 020: Martin Ford on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and the Future of Work

Artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation technologies are fulfilling (and surpassing) predictions from the most creative science fiction. While the possibilities are exciting, these changes force us to ask what this means for the future of work. What jobs will they replace? Which industries will they decimate? What impact will they have on how we live…

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What Artificial Intelligence Will Teach Us about Learning

One of my favorite things about Kevin Carey’s book, The End of College, is how he skillfully weaves throughout each chapter his experience taking a course with Eric Lander, renowned MIT professor, MacArthur Genius Award winner, and Human Genome Project leader. Lander’s course, The Secret of Life, is required of all first-year MIT students, and…

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