What was nothing more than science fiction yesterday quickly becomes today’s reality. With 77% of the devices, we use every day have one or another form of AI, Artificial Intelligence is clearly not a futuristic concept anymore. Over the last two decades, the number of AI startups grew 14 times and the investment in AI startups grew 6 times.
With such a rise in the interest and continuous developments of AI have brought the industry to an absolutely new level. According to TechJury (2020), AI will cause the growth of the global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030.
With such significant growth in the developments and industry investments, AI and Robotics industry now have more and more innovations. Here is the list of the top 6 of the weirdest facts around AI and Robotics. …
Every industrial revolution is a change and an upgrade of traditional/ industrial practices.
The 1st industrial revolution has brought us mechanization, steam and water power. The 2nd one — mass production and electricity. The 3rd revolution has brought us electronics and IT systems and was the starting point of automation. The current industrial revolution is in the process of bringing cyber-physical systems.
Each of these revolutions bears a global societal transformation at large. Even from the 1st industrial revolution, the new technologies have reformed society. It has changed not only how we work and how we live. …
Although recycling nowadays is an absolute buzz-word, only 9% of all plastic is actually recycled. The rest of it usually fills up the oceans forming trash islands. According to statistics, in 30 years, the amount of plastic (only) in landfills will be 35,000 times heavier than the Empire State Building.
The recycling crisis is undeniable.
Two years ago, in 2018, China restricted its import of recyclable waste products from the USA. …
The winter holidays are coming, which means it’s time to collect a list of movies to watch! Here I’m covering 5 moves that talk about AI and AI-powered systems in a frame of our everyday life. Depending on each of the movies, we see what happens in each of the settings.
Although, all of these movies are sci-fi genre with elements of cyberpunk and ‘what if…’, I’ve added some AI-philosophical questions to each of the movies. Write your thoughts in the comments and let’s discuss!
According to the forecasts from futurists, in the close future, all of our transport and most of our routine tasks will be operated by AI. This means that there will be more and more interesting and promising applications of AI that will support the global Tech for Good goal. One of the worldwide societal issues that will be solved by AI is a significant lack of mobility accessibility for people with disabilities.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 61 million Americans with one or another form of disability. …
This conversation appeared during a typical wine-infused lockdown-inspired Friday-night with my family. After discussing politics and multiple decisions that have been made throughout history, I’ve asked a logical (in my head) question:
If what it takes to be a good country leader is an ability to make good decisions, would you like an AI to do it?
My question was met with a mix of shock and silence.
As I said before, in my head it is a logical assumption. So I made a research. And found out that people are wondering about it since 2007 (at least online).
Here I’d cover 1 reason why theoretically it might work and 1 reason why it might not. …
The global economic disruption that COVID-19 has caused, accelerated the digital transformation and AI automation of many jobs.
“Digitalization has found a new meaning and it is going to reach more and more sectors” — Deloitte, 2020.
The accelerated digitalization and AI automation of jobs have brought further opportunities for businesses.
➡ This resulted in the raised demand for AI tools over some human-operated jobs.
➡ As a logical consequence, there is now a massive general fear of global mega-unemployment.
Have we already experienced a somewhat similar economic transformation in history?
➡ The answer is yes. The scale of the economic transformation that is coming in the next 10 years can be comparable to the transition from agriculture to production. …
According to UNESCO, education is a systematic method of creating, applying and defining the entire educational process of teaching and assimilating knowledge, taking into account technical, human resources and their synergy.
When UNESCO was founded in 1945, its Constitution already expressed the belief in ‘full and equal opportunities for education for all’ and ‘the education of humanity for justice and liberty and peace.’ There have been dramatic political, economic and social changes since then, but these ideals remain as relevant as ever.
Nowadays, education is one of the major public sectors that experience a significant technological upgrade.
According to Investopedia, the concept of EdTech, which is a portmanteau of ‘education’ and ‘technology’ refers to “hardware and software designed to enhance teacher-led learning in classrooms and improve students’ education outcomes.” Although EdTech is currently at the beginning stages of its development, it already shows to be a promising method of customizing education program to match the student’s level. …
Founded in 1964 The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species is now recognized as the most authoritative guide to the current status of biological diversity. The number of species included in the Red List is increasing over time. For instance, in 2019 out of 105,000 species, 28,338 were considered to be at the risk of extinction because of human activity. Right now, there over 32,000 endangered species, including 14% of all birds and 26% of mammals. While some damage is, undoubtedly, caused by the natural climate cycles, the greatest damage is human-made. …