Artificial intelligence offers the promise of more efficiency, productivity, and customisation. This technology has come of age thanks to massive amounts of data available. We are in an unparalleled age of access, and this trend is only set to continue. A recent report from McKinsey even revealed that by 2020 a staggering 1.7 megabytes of new information will be produced every second for every person.We are also seeing increasing success with training new machine learning algorithms. Indeed, we now stand at a very interesting time - one where we can make every salesperson more efficient by providing helpful and timely guidance that builds skills and confidence to sell with certainty.Embrace AI and you’ll love itThere’s a lot of hyperbole around AI, with seemingly endless reports being published on how it will affect almost every sector and every job within it, both white collar and blue. However, the truth is that the occupations that are most likely to resist … [Read more...] about What the next generation of sales looks like
How robots will affect future generations
From the surgery robot in the operating theatre to the care robot that looks after you at home, robots are beginning to make their way into healthcare across the globe, and their potential to cut costs and improve results for patients means that soon they could be as much a part of hospital practice as bedpans and blood pressure cuffs.Surgeons are one of the first medical specialties to welcome their robot overlords: in the NHS, surgical robots can already be found assisting with a range of operations, including urology, colorectal, and prostate procedures. These robots -- which are made up of a set of arms wielding cameras, lights and medical instruments -- are controlled by a surgeon sitting at a console who is then able to control the actions of the robot's arms with great precision.Using robots means surgeons can make smaller incisions, reducing blood loss and pain for patients, which can mean a faster recovery time and a shorter stay in hospital. That's good news for the patients, … [Read more...] about Robots and the NHS: How automation will change surgery and patient care
Artificial intelligence is transforming the way we work together and the workplace environment as a whole. The adoption rate of AI technology by businesses is skyrocketing as its use cases to improve processes and get ahead of competitors continue to unfold. But as we move into the age of AI and machine learning, there are significant concerns that AI technology could replace – or even eliminate – many of the jobs that exist today.Fortunately, there isn’t much to worry about right now. The technology still has a long way to go, and as a McKinsey study revealed, 45 per cent of individual work activities could be automated using existing technology, but that doesn't mean that 45 per cent of jobs are going away. Just some elements of jobs will be automated. What’s more, the Harvard Business Review noted that while AI will dominate most labour and work within the next 100 years, humans will also have more time to dedicate to communicative activities between other … [Read more...] about How leaders can prepare for AI in the workplace
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Weapons ByAdam Satariano Oct. 19, 2018 LONDON — An autonomous missile under development by the Pentagon uses software to choose between targets. An artificially intelligent drone from the British military identifies firing points on its own. Russia showcases tanks that don’t need soldiers inside for combat. A.I. technology has for years led military leaders to ponder a future of warfare that needs little human involvement. But as capabilities have advanced, the idea of autonomous weapons reaching the battlefield is becoming less hypothetical. The possibility of software and algorithms making life-or-death decisions has added new urgency to efforts by a group called the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots that has pulled together arms control advocates, humans rights groups and … [Read more...] about Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?
From the moment I became involved in the creation of new technologies, their ethical dimensions have concerned me, but it was only in the autumn of 1998 that I became anxiously aware of how great are the dangers facing us in the 21st century. I can date the onset of my unease to the day I met Ray Kurzweil, the deservedly famous inventor of the first reading machine for the blind and many other amazing things. Ray and I were both speakers at George Gilder's Telecosm conference, and I encountered him by chance in the bar of the hotel after both our sessions were over. I was sitting with John Searle, a Berkeley philosopher who studies consciousness. While we were talking, Ray approached and a conversation began, the subject of which haunts me to this day. I had missed Ray's talk and the subsequent panel that Ray and John had been on, and they now picked right up where they'd left off, with Ray saying that the rate of improvement of technology was going to accelerate and that we were going … [Read more...] about Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us