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A Robotic 9/11

February 13, 2016 - 23:48 -- Admin

Last year I was hired to craft a long term vision for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on how autonomous robots should be used to radically improve how the US military fights wars.  

This year I will be sharing my thinking with you.

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The current revolution in robotics is due to rapid advances in the ability of robots to think.  

The Changing Face of Illiteracy

December 23, 2015 - 07:52 -- Admin

Estimate:  2030.  About 15 years for this to become a truism.  Amazingly fast given the magnitude of the change.    

In the 19th and 20th century, illiteracy was seen as an inability to read or write.  Illiteracy damaged your economic prospects and your ability to function in society as a whole.  

With the arrival of the Internet (and the world of knowledge it connects you to), being illiterate is increasingly being seen as an inability to learn on your own.  

AI for the Masses

December 12, 2015 - 09:54 -- Admin

All of the big tech companies are now open sourcing their AI (deep learning) software.  They are also open sourcing the hardware designs of the machines needed to train the software.

That's a big deal.  This new approach to AI is proving so powerful and useful, its use is growing exponentially (see image below).

Islamic terrorism: Fringe element or puritanical movement?

December 12, 2015 - 07:45 -- Admin

Here's a simple question.  

Is Islamic terrorism the product of:

 

Option A:  A tiny, fringe element.  Dead-enders.  Crazies.  -or-

Option B:  A growing puritanical movement.  Fanatics.  

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Before you answer this question, consider this.

The popular belief, from individuals to the government, is that option A is correct.  This makes sense.  More than a decade of experience "fighting" al Qaeda supports it.    

The Revolution in Robotics

November 26, 2015 - 07:31 -- Admin

There are two parts to the revolution in robotics we are seeing.   

The first revolution in robotics is based on tech trends already underway.  

The inflection point for this revolution occurred in 2001, when the standard computer chip exceeded the intelligence of an insect. 

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