The EU is considering a ban on AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores

“The creation of a “European Artificial Intelligence Board,” consisting of representatives from every nation-state, to help the commission decide which AI systems count as “high-risk” and to recommend changes to prohibitions”

The EU is considering a ban on AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383301/eu-ai-regulation-draft-leak-surveillance-social-credit
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🔮 AI ethics; Amazon’s good and bad; The cold-hot war; Climate change on Google Earth

“In its unending quest to be the smart city of the future, Dubai signed a contract with US manufacturer Cruise for a fleet of electric autonomous taxis. The Emirate says they will be deployed from 2023 (I would expect some delays). The city will make a fascinating test case for this technology because it is famously home to more than 200 nationalities (and driving styles). The programme should produce a mountain of data for the autonomous car sector.”

🔮 AI ethics; Amazon’s good and bad; The cold-hot war; Climate change on Google Earth & Psilocybin as an antidepressant ++ #318
https://www.exponentialview.co/p/ev-318
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Algoritmos não podem aprender sentimentos, diz futurólogo Gerd Leonhard | Suplementos | Valor Econômico


Valor: A inteligência artificial faz frente à inteligência humana?

Gerd Leonhard: As máquinas, essencialmente, usam zeros e uns, encontrando padrões e respondendo a eles. Isso é chamado de “machine learning” ou “deep learning”. Os humanos, na verdade, não aprendem a partir de padrões, porque são inteligentes de dez diferentes formas. Há questões como felicidade e consciência que são difíceis de ser definidas. Quando se fala de inteligência humana, muitas vezes nos referimos a um só tipo de inteligência, mas há a inteligência criativa, musical e cinestésica, entre outras. As máquinas só têm uma inteligência, que é a computação, o processamento. Um computador pode ler todos os livros de filosofia em todos os idiomas em poucos minutos, mas isso não fará dele um filósofo. Os computadores têm os dados e nada mais.

Reinvent Education As Well As Creating Greater Access

“Even more horrifying, the whole system is preparing kids for the wrong jobs: The basic idea of the education system in the 20th Century was that if you worked hard at school and finished your education you were set for life with a good job. The problem is that most of today's jobs won't exist tomorrow and most of tomorrow's jobs don't exist today. Kids will probably end up having many different jobs throughout their lives.”

Reinvent Education As Well As Creating Greater Access
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2020/06/28/reinvent-education-ahead-of-creating-greater-access/?sh=56a9f3bb61ed
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Rethinking Friedman: Imagining a More Inclusive Capitalism

“think of d.light, a company started in 2007 to bring off-grid solar electricity to 1.5 billion people who lived in the dark after sunset. That level of energy poverty resulted in leaving a huge swath of people without the fundamental building block to create real change in their lives. Imagine the limitations of your prospects if you lacked the power of electricity.

Two young entrepreneurs — Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun — set out to change that. They understood that making markets work for the poor takes time. More importantly, it would take moral imagination. Only by understanding the poor as customers and building solutions from their perspectives could there be a chance of success. d.light had investors — Acumen was amongst the earliest — but we all understood their priority was serving low-income people in broken markets. Financial returns to shareholders would have to wait — more than a decade, as it turned out. But think of what those returns generated in terms of human energy unleashed: jobs, productivity, human connection, better health and a cleaner, more sustainable environment.”

Rethinking Friedman: Imagining a More Inclusive Capitalism
https://jnovogratz.medium.com/rethinking-friedman-imagining-a-more-inclusive-capitalism-60ab1e43f8d7
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How Germany and Costa Rica are putting nature at the heart of their recoveries: a balanced relationship with nature

“First we need to understand the direct relationship between pandemics and zoonosis (transmission of animal-human diseases),” says Rodriguez. “Only by establishing a balanced relationship with nature can we see key benefits such as improved quality of jobs, food and water security, as well as improved human health.””

How Germany and Costa Rica are putting nature at the heart of their recoveries
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/costa-rica-germany-nature-based-policy/
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The year of divergence

“The first is to make big, powerful firms mightier—often because those firms provide products and services on which the self-isolation experiment relied. What used to be a convenience—Amazon’s home delivery, Microsoft’s cloud-based office software, Zoom’s video calls, an evening with Netflix—became a necessity, for remote work during the day and a tolerable life afterwards. Weak companies—or ones that looked strong only thanks to book-cooking—were exposed for what there were, and fell by the wayside.”

The year of divergence
https://www.economist.com/business/2020/12/29/the-year-of-divergence
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The Uncanny Valley Vertigo

“We experience vertigo in the uncanny valley because we’ve spent hundreds of thousands of years fine-tuning our nervous systems to read and respond to the subtlest cues in real faces. We perceive when someone’s eyes squint into a smile, or how their face flushes from the cheeks to the forehead, and we also — at least subconsciously — perceive the absence of these organic barometers. Simulations make us feel like we’re engaged with the nonliving, and that’s creepy.”

Buckminster Fuller | How he anticipated today's challenges 50 years ago

“Talking about the role of humans versus computers:

“Man is going to be displaced altogether as a specialist by the computer. Man himself is being forced to reestablish, employ, and enjoy his innate “comprehensivity.”
– Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)”

Buckminster Fuller | How he anticipated today's challenges 50 years ago
https://rossdawson.com/futurist/best-futurists-ever/buckminster-fuller/
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