AI and big data could power war poverty

The conventional wisdom is that A.I. might soon put millions of people out of work — that it stands poised to do to clerical and white collar workers over the next two decades what mechanization did to factory workers over the past two. And that is to say nothing of the truckers and taxi drivers who will find themselves unemployed or underemployed as self-driving cars take over our roads.

But it’s time we start thinking about A.I.’s potential benefits for society as well as its drawbacks.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/opinion/ai-and-big-data-could-power-a-new-war-on-poverty.html?referer=http://internetactu.blog.lemonde.fr/2018/01/19/automatiser-les-inegalites/

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Who filters your news, why we built gobo social

«Roughly ten years ago, as phones became smartphones and Facebook and Twitter began their rise towards ubiquity, a fundamental social shift took place: the majority of people in the developed world became content creators. The bloggers of the early 2000s were joined by hundreds of millions of people posting videos to YouTube channels, pictures to Instagram, essays to Medium and countless status updates from 140 characters to Facebook wall posts. Before the internet, publishing had been a distinction, with a limited number of people lucky, talented or wealthy enough to share ideas or images with a wide audience. After the rise of social media, publishing became a default, with non-participation the exception.

There’s a problem with this rise in shared self-expression: we’ve all still got a constant and limited amount of attention available. »

http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2017/11/16/who-filters-your-news-why-we-built-gobo-social/

300 km/h in The World’s First Electric Sports Car with 48 V Low-Voltage Flow Cell Drive – nanoFlowcell AG

It took a long time. The development team at nanoFlowcell Holdings had worked for several years to make fuel cells directly controllable. Having finally succeeded in achieving direct variable control of a fuel cell in October 2016, the company now wants to demonstrate the potential of direct fuel cell drive and has built a true eye-catcher in the shape of the world’s fastest eco sports car. The QUANT 48VOLT is the prototype of a new generation of electric vehicles. It is equipped with what is currently the safest, most powerful, environmentally compatible and economical drive system for electric vehicles that could be built in series production, and provides a view of our future mobility.

http://emagazine.nanoflowcell.com/technology/300-kmh-in-the-worlds-first-electric-sports-car-with-48-v-low-voltage-flow-cell-drive/

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right — Quartz

the Luddites were the skilled, middle-class workers of their time. After centuries on more-or-less good terms with merchants who sold their goods, their lives were upended by machines replacing them with low-skilled, low-wage laborers in dismal factories. To ease the transition, the Luddites sought to negotiate conditions similar to those underlying capitalist democracies today: taxes to fund workers’ pensions, a minimum wage, and adherence to minimum labor standards.

Those bargaining attempts were rebuffed by most factory owners. The Luddites then began months of “machine breaking” in 1811-1812, 

https://qz.com/968692/luddites-have-been-getting-a-bad-rap-for-200-years-but-turns-out-they-were-right/?utm_source=qzfb

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes.

It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist who co-founded Microsoft, one of the leading players in artificial-intelligence technology.

https://qz.com/911968/bill-gates-the-robot-that-takes-your-job-should-pay-taxes/

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