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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:31 PM

"In the Age of AI," PBS Frontline: Artificial Intel Impact on Jobs, Surveillance Society



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PBS, "Artificial Intelligence Can Be Biased. Hereís What You Should Know." Nov. 5, 2019. Artificial intelligence has already started to shape our lives in ubiquitous and occasionally invisible ways. In its new documentary, In The Age of AI, FRONTLINE examines the promise and peril this technology. AI systems are being deployed by hiring managers, courts, law enforcement, and hospitals ó sometimes without the knowledge of the people being screened. And while these systems were initially lauded for being more objective than humans, itís fast becoming clear that the algorithms harbor bias, too...https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/artificial-intelligence-algorithmic-bias-what-you-should-know/



PBS, 'In the Age of AI.' Could AI automation put TRUCKERS Jobs in peril?

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appalachiablue Nov 7 OP
SWBTATTReg Nov 7 #1
appalachiablue Nov 7 #2
SWBTATTReg Nov 7 #3
appalachiablue Nov 7 #4
SWBTATTReg Nov 7 #5
LessAspin Nov 7 #6
appalachiablue Friday #8
Kid Berwyn Friday #7

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:41 PM

1. Same issues arose and are still out there w/ the coming of the computer age...as ...

things become more mechanized, more computerized, more and more programmers need to be hired, resulting in tons of high paying software jobs, until some tried to migrate these types of jobs overseas. A lot of companies are bringing these types of jobs back into the US, not because of rump and his idiot policies, but because it is more smarter to have software people that can communicate somewhat better than overseas developers/contractors, that understand more of what US clients want.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:43 PM

2. Well that's interesting, even enocouraging to know. Tx.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:48 PM

3. Yes, it is. I've worked w/ developers from Sweden, from Israel, from Taiwan, ...

(I think that's it that I can recall, personally), and we had problems w/ explaining problems on websites, software, etc. to these contractors, and was so confusing to the point that we started bringing support, etc. back in house, to the US. I guess clients feel more comfortable...and by the way, I worked w/ numerous folks overseas that were wonderful. It's a hit and miss sometimes. But as you say, it's a good sign and encouraging. I welcomed it since I had tons of issues in trying to communicate w/ some of these overseas people, and besides, I think that we in the US desire these jobs, after all, the computer age did start here in the US.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:03 PM

4. Communication is critical. esp. with 'new' tech and transitions..

I've had excellent reps overseas too, it all depends on the person and training.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 04:05 PM

5. Absolutely!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:19 PM

6. Cambridge Analytica

Robert Mercer was able to manipulate public opinion on the 2016 elections and Brexit with an early version of AI.

As this segment of the Frontline piece raises questions about what the latest and greatest AI, with a team led by the next Robert Mercer, could do? Did we learn the right lessons or did they just learn how to do it better .. without getting caught?

Thanks for posting.

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Response to LessAspin (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:23 AM

8. Thanks for this piece on the vast dealings of this ultraconservative group.

Their potential influence is staggering.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:59 AM

7. Outstanding program.

Frontline laid out what AI means to us as individuals, for work in the future, and for democracy.

The rich are going to get richer and the 99% are going to keep on getting screwed ó unless democracy, but ... you know.

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