50 % of skills currently considered valuable will be obsolete in the future.
We know the job market is in the midst of a major transformation, one that makes things uncertain for job seekers. It is thus necessary to invent a new model, that, rather than being imposed, should be built hand-in-hand with employees themselves.
Hackathons, internal entrepreneurial project incubators, innovations and so on, these are the kinds of initiatives companies have put into place to respond to innovation and better prepare employees for the future. But within these changes lies an opportunity for Human Resources to reinvent themselves, and focus on, what really matters: the “human” part of the job.
Unsatisfied with media coverage concerning artificial intelligence, researcher Zachary C. Lipton launched the blog Approximately Correct to do justice to his subject. According to Lipton, media coverage of artificial intelligence is based on approximate data and discusses speculative prophecies to the detriment of the true nature of AI innovation.
In an article entitled “AI’s PR problem,” Jerry Kaplan, an entrepreneur, writer and futurist based in San Francisco, posits that Artificial intelligence is the victim of fantastic exaggerations and misconceptions of all kinds. According to Kaplan, recent progress made in this sector has been susceptible to embellishment by the media giving it a false image. Because of this, technical advances as diverse as AlphaGo, self-driving cars and voice-activated virtual assistants such as Siri and Alexa, are synonymous with the progressive development of super intelligence that is on its way to surpassing even the human mind.
Last week, here in Paris, we participated in the Big Data Paris congress, an event dedicated to innovative developments relating to Big Data. This year, the congress decided to also showcase innovations in Artificial Intelligence through their Lab AI. In fact, Artificial Intelligence is a logical extension to intelligent data analysis; after all, the value of data lies in our capacity to analyze it.
Even though the tech industry is largely dominated by men, this has not always been the case!
On this day dedicated to women, let’s explore the main role played by women in the tech industry and discover some initiatives and projects that showcase the audacity and expertise of many women as well as encourage others to follow in their footsteps to restore balance.
Happy international women’s day!
An industry purely male dominated?
Although represented in minority today, historically, women were the first to learn how to code.
“Will Julie receive a gift from a Valentine today?”
To Hollywood, the answer to that question is clearly ‘yes’ and this scenario has inspired the filmmaking industry for a while now: in 1927, Fritz Lang imagined a romance between the lead actor of Metropolis and the robot Maria! More recently, the story has been repeated in movies like HER (2013) or Ex-Machina (2015).
Due to recent major technological developments, Artificial Intelligence is evolving at an exponential rate. It is even considered to be the technology of the future. But the truth is, it is already present in our everyday lives: fraud detection, purchase predictions on e-commerce sites, videos games and virtual personal assistants like our favorite one, Julie.
In case you still don’t fully understand what it entails or want to know more about AI, here is a list of 10 Artificial Intelligence experts and influencers who specialized in Artificial Intelligence and related fields and who share their knowledge on the subject area or just keep you up to date with the latest developments.
With the increasing presence of autonomous agents in our daily lives, Artificial Intelligence specialists propose to implement a set of ethical rules to allow them to realize the extent of their actions. Others seek the establishment of a right for robots as a way to resolve the emerging legal issues
Among the numerous articles dedicated to autonomous cars today, one particular thought experiment resurfaces often: the trolley problem. Adapted to self-driving cars, it is usually presented as follows: an autonomous car, with a person onboard, sees five pedestrians suddenly appear in its path. The only way to avoid them is for the car to send itself off the road, crashing and therefore causing its passenger’s death. Faced with this Cornelian dilemma, what choice does the Artificial Intelligence control software have to make? This thought experiment is anything but science-fiction. Many American states have already authorized some manufacturers to test their autonomous vehicles on their roads (with a human driver, ready to intervene and take over if necessary). Tesla’s commercial vehicles are equipped with an auto-pilot mode, which allows the car to self-drive under certain conditions (like on a highway where the driving is easy). This subject does not only apply to autonomous cars: from virtual assistants (Siri, Cortana, Google Now…) to humanoid robots, Artificial Intelligence increasingly inserts itself into our daily lives. Given this reality, many are those who insist on the importance of setting up ethical rules to supervise Artificial Intelligence.