Be Aware, Be Very Aware (Tristan Harris Podcast)

“we should acknowledge that the psychology of our minds work in specific, predictable and persuadable ways with “big holes waiting for things to pop in.” This presents a kind of existential problem because all of us are trapped inside the same psychological architecture and ...

Meet Amazon’s New Echo Show: Alexa Is Watching

“It has this wild new feature called Drop In. Drop In lets you give people permission to automatically connect with your device. Here’s how it works. Let’s say my father has activated Drop In for me on his Echo Show. All I have to ...

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence – 5* read by Kai-Fu Lee

“One way or another, we are going to have to start thinking about how to minimize the looming A.I.-fueled gap between the haves and the have-nots, both within and between nations. Or to put the matter more optimistically: A.I. is presenting us with an ...

Inequality boosted by AI – must read links via Azeem Azhar

“Economic growth has gone hand in hand with rising inequality for more than 9,000 years. Inequalities have only narrowed through war or plague. History offers very little comfort to those in search of peaceful leveling. Is there one? (See also Piketty's 2014 essay, a ...

Is it unethical to design robots to resemble humans? Great story on anthropomorphization

“And so the more we humanize chatbots, virtual assistants, and machines, the more we in turn display human emotions toward them. This is the process of anthropomorphism, whereby inanimate objects are attributed with human emotions, traits, and intentions. When something appears alive, it is ...

Is it unethical to design robots to resemble humans? Great story on anthropomorphization

“And so the more we humanize chatbots, virtual assistants, and machines, the more we in turn display human emotions toward them. This is the process of anthropomorphism, whereby inanimate objects are attributed with human emotions, traits, and intentions. When something appears alive, it is ...

Technology, Humanity, and the Future of HR: my deck from today’s keynote (HR Summit Milano)

Read more about the event here HR Summit Milano Technology Humanity HR Futures Gerd Leonhard Public low res 20 MB PDF   SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

The big lesson from Amazon and Whole Foods: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere – Vivek Wadhwa

“Note the march of Amazon. First it was bookstores, publishing and distribution; then cleaning supplies, electronics and assorted home goods. Now Amazon is set to dominate all forms of retail as well as cloud services, electronic gadgetry and small-business lending. And its proposed acquisition ...

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