RECOMMENDED: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ARTICLES
- November 22, 2017
Welcome. This is a resource page with all recommended artificial intelligence articles those in business nowadays should read. Every link shared here was personally read by PETERSON TEIXEIRA, hence the commentaries, the highlights and screenshots so you can know beforehand what you’re spending your time on before you click and read. Naturally, this resource page will be constantly updated and/or corrected to prevent any misleading information and to maintain a good, reliable list of top A.I. articles.
TARGET AUDIENCE: CEOs, Entrepreneurs
IMPORTANT: The majority of the articles here are recent, but you may find resources that date from 2013. Nonetheless, everything is extremely valuable if you intend to master the market. The goal is to provide all the greatest insights and information published online in these last years, “artificial intelligence milestones” so to speak, so that you know everything there is to know from the Internet on A.I. in order to master Business and Marketing today.
LAST UPDATE: This page was last updated in February 16 of 2018
THE A.I. ARTICLES LIST
The list is decrescent, which means that the latest added article by PETERSON TEIXEIRA is the one on the top of the list. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the article’s publishing date is also recent because as said before, the objective is to collect all AI-related masterpieces from the whole Internet. Finding the needles in the haystack is the goal, not be the news.
The Links below are just so you can jump straight to the article, its highlights and comments.
- Read #37: “China’s Netflix” Scores Massive Blockbluster Thanks to A.I.
- Read #36: Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well
- Read #35: This is The World’s 1st Graphical A.I. Interface
- Read #34: Everyone is Making A.I.-Generated Fake Porn Now
- Read #33: For The 1st Time A Robot Passed A Medical Exam
- Read #32: The 10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective on A.I. Growth
- Read #31: Japanese Scientists Just Used A.I. to Read Minds
- Read #30: Press Association Wins Google Grant to Run Robot-driven News Service
- Read #29: AI Does Not Have Enough Experience to Handle The Next Market Crash
- Read #28: AI-assisted Fake Porn is Here
- Read #27: AI is Killing The Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality
- Read #26: AI Will Obliterate All Jobs, Starting with White Collar says Ex-Google CEO
- Read #25: A New AI Can Write Music as Well as a Human Composer
- Read #24: What News-Writing Bots Mean for The Future of Journalism
- Read #23: How Robots, IoT And Artificial Intelligence Are Transforming The Police
- Read #22: Video System Lets you Control Another Human’s Expressions in Real-Time
- Read #21: How Artificial Intelligence can Help Solve GDPR Issues
- Read #20: AI Has Learned to Write Totally Believable Product Reviews
- Read #19: Open Letter To The UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
- Read #18: If an AI Creates A Work of Art, Who Owns The Rights to It?
- Read #17: Japan’s Leading Technology Blog Hired A New Writer, A Robot
- Read #16: We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans
- Read #15: Google’s New AI Learns by Baking Tasty Machine Learning Cookies
- Read #14: A World Without Work
- Read #13: Life After the Robot Apocalypse
- Read #12: AI Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy
- Read #11: A Warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking
- Read #10: How A.I. is Set to Disrupt our Legal Framework for Intellectual Property Rights
- Read #9: Inside Facebook’s AI Machine
- Read #8: The Lack of Intelligence About Artificial Intelligence
- Read #7: The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
- Read #6: The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
- Read #5: The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
- Read #4: The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class
- Read #3: The Great A.I. Awakening
- Read #2: The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence
- Read #1: New AI Tech Can Mimic Any Voice
HEADLINE: “China’s Netflix” Scores Massive Blockbluster Thanks to A.I.
PUBLISHER: South China Morning Post
COMMENT: This is not something completely new. Back in 2016, I wrote a very important article about the Fusion of AI with Marketing. In it, there’s a great example of how Netflix used Big data + AI to determine what (and how) to market to the French population because the market there was quite different as opposed to other European countries. Netflix had to analyze TWO YEARS of digital conversations to get 3 key insights which enabled them to make the best marketing moves in France (using just GIFs as content by the way). Here, “China’s Netflix” is making a similar use off of Big data, but using it instead to produce and bring a successful product to the Chinese market. The results? You can see in the article.
HEADLINE: Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well
PUBLISHER: MIT Technology Review
COMMENT: This is something that is particularly GOLD for consultants, journalists, and C-level executives (despite the areas mentioned in the subline). Salesforce researchers managed to create a very impressive algorithm that can summarize with great precision what the content is all about, giving the nuggets that matter to draw attention. It may not be at a human-level precision yet, but if you read how AI exponentially evolves over time then you just know we can expect for a completely different version in 2 years or less.
HEADLINE: The World’s 1st Graphical AI Interface
PUBLISHER: Fast Company
COMMENT: Very very interesting tool. Read this.
HEADLINE: Everyone is Making AI-Generated Fake Porn Now
PUBLISHER: VICE (Motherboard)
COMMENT: Remember what I wrote WEEKS ago about AI-assisted fake porn? (weeks!) Well, looks like that this reality already escalated to something far worse as you can see below. There’s even an app now for those “users without technical knowledge” who want to make fake porn off ordinary people but have no machine learning skills. Here’s the result: “People are talking about, and in some cases actively using, this app to create fake porn videos of people they know in real life—friends, casual acquaintances, exes, classmates—without their permission. Some users in a deepfakes Discord chatroom where enthusiasts were trading tips claimed to be actively creating videos of people they know: women they went to high school with, for example. One user said that they made a “pretty good” video of a girl they went to high school with, using around 380 pictures scraped from her Instagram and Facebook accounts. (SOURCE: Vice Motherboard)“. There’s even a “market” as well now, with people selling on Reddit something like “AI-fake-porn-as-a-service” to a very big community, as you can see next: “‘Require at least a 2 min source video,’ one user wrote in a recent post on r/deepfakeservice. ‘Porn actress/actor can be suggested or I will choose. Models must be 18+ 72 hour turnaround time. Bitcoin donations only. PM for request’. (SOURCE: Vice Motherboard)“. And the worst part: it may not even be illegal. Don’t believe what I’m saying? Here: “If you live in the United States and someone does this with your face, the law can’t really help you. There are all sorts of First Amendment problems because it’s not their real body. (SOURCE: Wired)“. Great! But besides all that, there’s one more thing. Remember that the tech behind it (putting people’s faces in videos) is becoming something mainstream as you probably noticed. Imagine the consequences involving forgery, like creating fake videos of CEOs or Politicians making false statements to disrupt the stock market etc. People think this is a joke, but forget what happened to Ukraine recently. It’s important to understand that any tech will be weaponized if possible. Sooner than expected by most, you can bet that these videos will become completely imperceptible to the human eye regarding its fakeness. And people still think robots will only cause serious damage 20 years from now…cute.
HEADLINE: For The 1st Time A Robot Passed A Medical Exam
COMMENT: Yes, you read that right. Make sure to watch the video.
HEADLINE: The 10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective on A.I. Growth
COMMENT: Make sure to check out all the other charts. There are some small but very important nuggets for CEOs and entrepreneurs inside this article. No additional info to add here. Just read.
HEADLINE: Japanese Scientists Just Used A.I. to Read Minds
COMMENT: Ok, the original title ended with “just used A.I. to decode thoughts” which makes much more sense in my opinion. Nevertheless, this is a must-read for you to understand how A.I. is making incredibly FAST progress with brain image deconstruction lately. Impressive. If they find a way to create long-distance brain scanners and put them on the streets like the creepy AI-powered Chinese street cameras (VIDEO)…well, you got the idea, didn’t you?
HEADLINE: Press Association Wins Google Grant to Run Robot-driven News Service
PUBLISHER: The Guardian
COMMENT: A.I. is becoming more and more mainstream now, especially after deals like this one coming into existence. We already had news-writing robots slowing coming after journalism, and robots writing music as well as humans. I’m guessing you already knew about all that. But since AI began teaching itself lately, expect faster growth in the A.I. field and massive adoption by businesses who can afford real A.I. solutions.
HEADLINE: AI Does Not Have Enough Experience to Handle The Next Market Crash
COMMENT: Artificial Intelligence works far better than humans when working with data, but the problem is, what happens if much of the market is relying on incomplete data?! Quartz pointed out a very worrisome reality because most of our economy is depending on data that can’t predict the next financial metldown due to a data problem: It doesn’t have enough data to “know” what a “normalized market” is. Check this out.
HEADLINE: AI-assisted Fake Porn is Here
PUBLISHER: VICE (Motherboard)
COMMENT: This is a NEXT-LEVEL Artificial Intelligence upgrade. In this article you’ll find a GIF made out of the first few seconds of the fake porn video, and I bet you’ll be impressed! Although it’s with porn-related news that A.I. is getting another massive viral warning online, let’s not forget that a simple fake video with Donald Trump’s face talking about bombing somewhere or giving sanctions could result in catastrophic consequences as well. The Markets could take a big hit depending on who’s talking because even the biggest brands and publishers can get fooled by the level of A.I. we’re seeing nowadays. Don’t forget that you can already force Obama to promote your startup with a sample of his voice. And don’t forget…that this fake porn video was actually done by an amateur machine-learning programmer.
HEADLINE: AI is Killing The Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality
COMMENT: This is A MUST-READ. Artificial Intelligence is proving over and over that editing content to make it appear legitimate is already at advanced levels, allowing those who know how to manipulate A.I. to produce fake pieces of content, at scale. This is bringing unprecedent forgery-related problems to society, as you may imagine. Viral fake news dominating mainstream media is not distant, since a FOX News host mentioned a viral (and fake) shark photo, live, on the news. A little more time and we won’t be able to tell what’s fake or not if A.I. keeps up in this pace. Check out the video and the whole article.
HEADLINE: AI Will Obliterate All Jobs, Starting With White Collar, says Ex-Google CEO
COMMENT: Kai-fu Lee hits us all one more time with another reality-check: A.I. is coming for white collar jobs first. After what he wrote about The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence, you just know you can trust his warnings. He knows how to connect the dots better than most. Besides, trustworthiness is not an issue. Many monkeys in the industry are vomiting misinformation about A.I. to the public, with hopes to avoid competition and awareness. Well, not Kai-Fu Lee. So check this out.
HEADLINE: A New AI Can Write Music as Well as a Human Composer
COMMENT: Impressive. Seriously. Just listen to the 2nd song embedded in this article and you’ll see that there’s no joke anymore when it comes to A.I. creating music just like humans. The music is actually BEAUTIFUL and you can’t really tell whether or not that was created by robotic or human hands. It makes sense that film makers and game studios are buying this. Now check the article and make your own conclusions. And musicians…A.I. is coming for you. Get ready.
HEADLINE: What News-Writing Bots Mean for The Future of Journalism
COMMENT: The future of newspapers, and any publishing house is likely to be taken over by an 80-20 robot-to-human ratio. This way brands will be able to hand over content production to bots to “shut down” competitors by suppressing their level of attention online with high-volume publishing. The Washington Post was already publishing the MASSIVE amount of 1,200 articles PER DAY(!) back in 2015-2016 thanks to Artificial Intelligence. That’s A LOT of content! And we now know that Japan’s leading tech blog hired a robot writer. Last but not least, in this article you can see all major news brands putting their chips into their own versions of bot writers to maximize their market dominance faster. There’s no doubt that the Internet will soon have far more content created by robots than by humans if the current rate of automated content production persists.
HEADLINE: How Robots, IoT And Artificial Intelligence Are Transforming The Police
COMMENT: Interesting upgrade for the police. It looks like we’re headed to a more secure society if data and A.I. is used correctly to solve crimes. Some results are already appearing in society. But people will certaintly feel like in the Minority Report movie if this crime predictability stops considering whether or not someone has commited a crime already (think this is a joke? Here’s China trying to do exactly that). And although we do have some benefits when filming policemen interactions with citizens, like finding missing people in a crowd or forcing both the officer and the citizen to behave properly because everything is on tape, we also have some serious privacy issues as well. What if the officer approaches someone at home who doesn’t want to be on camera? What if the officer misplaces his body cam on purpose to film other people doing private stuff, like a business meeting in a cafe? Not good.
HEADLINE: System Lets you Control Another Human’s Expressions in Real-Time
PUBLISHER: The Verge
COMMENT: Just watch this video.
HEADLINE: How Artificial Intelligence can Help Solve GDPR Issues
PUBLISHER: Global Legal Post
COMMENT: GDPR is obviously a major issue for brands all over the world, because it’s hard nowadays in a globalized marketplace to not have an European customer. The struggle for companies lies in compliance to all GDPR rules and policies, which has many points allowing subjective interpretations according to experts. The good part: A.I. can actually be of good assistance with GDPR issues, making data assessment easier and therefore, relieving the workload for companies.
HEADLINE: AI Has Learned to Write Totally Believable Product Reviews
PUBLISHER: Business Insider
COMMENT: Welcome to the Era of Forgery. This is a must-read. But let’s make things worse, shall we? Putting this reality aside, we now also have fake audios pretending to be Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama saying whatever you want (Artificial Intelligence Article #1), and even videos that can be edited in real-time using just someone’s facial movements which obviously allows anyone to forge any facial expression on someone else’s face. That’s the new reality at the moment. Now imagine the implications of all this on: politics, the stock market, military etc. Nevertheless, you still see people in business and politics with the IQ of a chihuahua saying that A.I. is not that dangerous nor something to worry about.
HEADLINE: Open Letter To The UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
PUBLISHER: Future of Life Institute
COMMENT: Do you think this is a joke? Something from movies? Then watch a live demonstration of a killer drone that went viral online. This is not some crazy letter fearing an unrealistic apocalyptic scenario. No. All names who signed this letter are top of the world CEOs, CTOs and founders from countries like France, Germany, USA, Denmark, Ireland, Russia and many more. Elon Musk himself is on the list. This document is proof that governments all over the world are playing with the A.I. subject, creating unprecedented openings for chaos.
HEADLINE: If an AI Creates A Work of Art, Who Owns The Rights to It?
COMMENT: A complementary article to the Artificial Intelligence Article #10. Some countries won’t treat this issue like the U.S. does, putting authors, creators, inventors and entrepreneurs in a shady little law realm. Nevertheless, it looks like some advantage is being given to us humans, after all. But if you check the Naruto Monkey case in this article, in which the monkey took a picture of himself and the photographer had to fill a lawsuit against PETA to claim its rights (no joke!), you’ll see that the law is a double-edged sword.
HEADLINE: Japan’s Leading Technology Blog Hired A New Writer, A Robot
COMMENT: Although this is a quick self-promoting article, what you must notice here is that if Japan’s leading technology blog is now using A.I. software to write content, what does that tell you about the marketplace? Remember that A.I. is evolving exponentially, giving everyone who writes online a big red warning. And since content production is increasing, and Google is rewarding high-volume publishing now, brands have a motivator to put money into AI writers because people won’t be able to handle the workload. And yes, A.I. will NEVER eradicate all human writers but they’ll eat out a big chunk of them. There’s no changing that now. Conclusion: companies won’t need a team of 30 writers anymore if they have robots, but they’ll have 5 writers to manage everything, including the writer bots. This is another reinforcement of how A.I. is penetrating society. Check out the article and Articoolo’s tool to see how it works.
HEADLINE: We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans
PUBLISHER: MIT Technology Review
COMMENT: I’m actually sharing this because this is another resource that proves that humans enjoy having relationships with A.I. software. That’s because we have no problem sharing extremely personal information with someone, if that someone doesn’t judge you morally. Remember the best friend you like to share everything with all the time? That’s because he/she doesn’t judge you, just like AI. A chatbot is a good example. There’s already a famous therapist chatbot created by a team of Stanford psychologists and AI experts, in case you don’t know (meet WoeBot). But I think you’ll be impressed by this: Japan’s virtual wife (frankly, this is just sad). I believe influence from movies like The Transformers and Ironman also contribute to relationships with machines. It’s “cool” to have a robot to talk to, it seems. Anyway, now you know that people sometimes view A.I. just like animals…sometimes better than people.
HEADLINE: Google’s New AI Learns by Baking Tasty Machine Learning Cookies
COMMENT: Yes, that’s right. Now we have algorithms improving algorithms, as Google is now proving to the market. Remember this? We’re getting closer and closer to that reality every day.
HEADLINE: A World Without Work
PUBLISHER: The Atlantic
COMMENT: A MUST-READ. There are so many nuggets of crucial information about the marketplace in this article that selling it to you is a complete waste of time. To give you an even better perspective about everything, the A.I. domino effect extends to many other industries and most professionals and experts cannot foresee ALL dangerous consequences that will impact jobs and businesses in the marketplace, because the world’s interconnectivity is far too complex. Industries are linked in ways we cannot track completely. Complementary to all this, I guess you probably know that the on-demand economy is also a bubble about to burst, which will make things even worse in a near future. Add to that beautiful scenario the fun fact that we don’t have enough jobs for our current population already, proving that if someone is unemployed today (check the previous link) he should not be ashamed of himself anymore. There’s not a job for everyone, even if you’re in Tech. And even those who do have a job, may be living in poverty. THAT’s today’s reality. Which will become something worse thanks to Artificial Intelligence.
HEADLINE: Life After the Robot Apocalypse
PUBLISHER: Shelly Palmer
COMMENT: Shelly Palmer, a famous tech expert who advises companies like Universal and Verizon, delivers a concise, short article with just the core points that all of us need to worry about. From everyday workers to politicians. This chaotic new world where A.I. disrupts almost all parts of our society, needs attention. Lots of it. Quick read. Enjoy.
HEADLINE: AI Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy
COMMENT: Leaving aside the benefits of having A.I. create and edit audio, video and text, there’s the urgent need to worry about Forgery. Because once A.I. acquires the power to replicate Barack Obama’s voice just to promote your startup, along with the power to edit videos in real-time using just your face, then we know that bad actors will see this as their new toy. Think about lawsuits, for instance, where proving evidence to be true or false will basically become an incredibly hard job. Or hackers using fake audios of your parents asking for a simple money transfer. Or criminals using legitimate video of authorities, with edited facial expressions and audio just to make people do whatever they want. This is a very serious subject. We’re entering in a new world where everything we once judged as believable and proved to be true, may now be just a lie created by A.I.
HEADLINE: A Warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking
COMMENT: Another quick read showing what a few of the biggest names in our society are actually saying about Artificial Intelligence, and how it will take jobs in a massive scale. Once many of these job positions get filled by robots, poverty will increase, tax collection will decrease and inequality will achieve new proportions never seen before. Watch the videos embedded in this article so you can get a idea of what’s about to happen with millions of workers. Worldwide.
HEADLINE: How A.I. is Set to Disrupt our Legal Framework for Intellectual Property
COMMENT: If A.I. creates content for you (like Articoolo does) then who owns the rights to that work? Who’s the author in the eyes of the law? This is a very interesting take on how artificial intelligence will impact authorship nowadays. Quick read.
HEADLINE: Inside Facebook’s AI Machine
COMMENT: A good resource that proves how major companies like Facebook are using A.I., and how fast they can evolve once they put it in place. Facebook took weeks to deliver to the public brand new modules, features and functionalities which shows how fast the market is evolving. Why do you think Google, Baidu, Facebook, Intel and others are racing to buy A.I. startups? The stronger your A.I. infrastructure, the easier it gets to dominate the market.
HEADLINE: The Lack of Intelligence About Artificial Intelligence
COMMENT: Although Artificial Intelligence Article #7 and Article #6 explore the whole scenario society is about to face once A.I. reaches superintelligence, this article brings us back to reality. There are many many articles spreading misinformation, stating that A.I. will take over jobs a decade or 5 years from now. Wrong. This is a huge mistake. We already have factories with an operating robot force of 90%, and only 10% human workers. We already have Japan’s leading technology blog hiring a Robot as a writer instead of a human. We have robots improving surgery proceedings. So what you need to understand is simple: “REPLACE” doesn’t necessarily mean that a certain job position will vanish and robots will take over 100%. Negative. But you can surely bet that there will be far fewer humans in the market. For example, a media company won’t be needing a team of 25 writers. It can have only 3 writers whilst all the other ones are robots, with the humans monitoring the robots work and activity. The same happens with doctors, lawyers, engineers etc. Because to the eyes of those running a company, A.I. is a tool to cut expenses and costs, whilst giving an ultra-profitable opportunity at the same time. And with the financial crisis coming our way, businessmen won’t think twice before firing humans to put robots in their places. That’s what people need to understand. Superintelligence is not necessary to steal people’s jobs because we’re already seeing that happening with the A.I. we have today.
HEADLINE: The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
PUBLISHER: Wait But Why
COMMENT: Do I need to sell this? Probably not. Because if you read Artificial Intelligence Article #6 below, then you’ll see that there’s no need to sell you the Part II. This is another must-read, where the scary part takes place. Enjoy.
HEADLINE: The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
PUBLISHER: Wait But Why
COMMENT: THIS IS A MUST-READ!!! I know, I know. I know what you’re thinking: “Peterson this brand seems ridiculous, look at the logo…”. But I bumped into this thanks to a tweet. Who’s tweet you ask? Elon Musk’s tweet sharing this very article due to its accuracy. Wait But Why is a unique brand, its USP is to deconstruct subjects completely and now you can see why they have such reputation. Fast Company even did a massive article on Wait But Why just because of its success, in case you don’t know. Just check the highlights below, and you’ll see that this is truly expert-like content. Very very very well-researched. You won’t regret spending your time reading this if you want to know what superpowers AND dangers A.I. is bringing to the table. READ this. Seriously.
HEADLINE: The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
PUBLISHER: MIT Technology Review
COMMENT: Artificial Intelligence is great and all that fluff you see on headlines all over the internet, but it has one big dark secret: In advanced stages it becomes a blackbox. Meaning, there’s a level where A.I. starts to make decisions on its own and doesn’t justify its decisions. Humans cannot tell why the machine decided what it decided. That’s a dangerous road if we’re putting this technology in society. Because how can we trust on medical diagnoses with A.I.? How can we trust our cars to A.I.? Or people to A.I. machines while in surgery? Although, it may have arrived to outstanding good outcomes with this method — without giving us any reason how and why — there’s always the question: but what happens if it fails? Because everything built by the hands of men, eventually fails.
HEADLINE: The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class
COMMENT: Once you start reading AI-related articles you’ll quickly notice that some folks say the following: “Just like technology killed jobs in the past and created new ones, A.I. will kill jobs and create new ones as well. Don’t worry”. You see, this is a monkey talking. Here are the points not being considered when making this assumption: 1) The learning curve for today’s tech is far bigger than the one of 10 years ago. You’ll need to study A LOT of subjects very very fast now in order to be qualified for today’s market. 2) The speed at which A.I. will kill jobs will be much faster than any previous technology, forcing companies to embrace more A.I. tech faster to survive and consequently, change requirements for job positions every 3-6 months. This means that the average worker will have to spend tons of money just to stay alive studying so he can apply for a job. If years before, you had to study 10 subjects to compete for a job in a market that used to change every 18 months, now you’ll have to study 30 subjects to compete for a job in a market that changes every 3 to 6 months. That’s the time-window. And every 3-6 months, new subjects pop up again impacting the basic requirements for a job position. THAT’S THE REALITY all these “experts” fail to report.
HEADLINE: The Great A.I. Awakening
PUBLISHER: The New York Times
COMMENT: A MASSIVE, very well-research article with lots of videos about Artificial Intelligence’s history and some experts on the field. The New York Times did a very good job publishing this, giving facts and milestones about how A.I. exploded in our days with one of the first cases being Google Translate exponential improvement. It explains neural networks with simple examples, allowing you to understand A.I. a little bit better along with other core points of the subject. Enjoy.
HEADLINE: The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence
PUBLISHER: The New York Times
COMMENT: The last insight Kai-Fu Lee delivers, about nations becoming “servants” of other nations that have a dominant A.I. force (like the U.S. and China), makes this article a must-read. Although I disagree that most countries wouldn’t mind having their population living on poverty (Hi Venezuela! Hi Cuba!) it’s true that nations will have to bend over to countries who have a faster production of goods and services, which are the nations employing and developing Artificial Intelligence in the market. Now, if your country doesn’t have its own A.I. force, you’ll have to borrow A.I. from other countries like the U.S. and China, which is an unstable position for foreign businesses because you can lose access to those major A.I. resources due to new laws, new sanctions, business decisions and other variables. But if businesses in your country can’t access A.I. resources in other countries you won’t be able to match any top AI-driven company in the global market, making your country useless in the global market (unless your country has a unique product/food etc). That’s the problem. You become dependant of another country to compete, and so is your government. Here’s a quick example: Dialogflow. This is the company previously known as API.AI, a chatbot building platform bought by Google in 2016. Now, how many foreign brands, companies outside the U.S., rely on Dialogflow for their chatbots? Too may. Well, this is an American company, which gathers massive amounts of business-related data through its customers’ chatbots. Great. And as A.I. evolves, Dialogflow’s platform will evolve too, allowing customers to build much smarter chatbots, killing the need for human customer service altogether. This means fewer global companies in the market and fewer people employed internationally, and therefore, fewer taxes to foreign countries. A consequence of AI + Globalization. One American business using A.I. killed many companies and jobs in other countries, diminishing tax acquisitions for all other governments. But these foreign governments cannot tax Dialogflow in return, to compensate all taxes lost due to job loss, because the company belongs to the United States. See the problem? Eventually, all countries with a dominant A.I. force will be the only ones able to provide value to the market because they’ll have more data, more money to do research, more money to evolve the business, more money to improve its products, and more of the right talent to do the work. And the only valuable thing countries without top A.I. will have to offer to this market dominated by AI-driven companies, is data. Data from its national citizens.
HEADLINE: New AI Tech Can Mimic Any Voice
PUBLISHER: Scientific American
COMMENT: This is a MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH for society. Truly impressive. Just listen to the audio embedded in this article, and you’ll see that forgering people’s voices using A.I. is now completely possible, which obviously increases the possibility of fake interviews, fake testimonies, fake speeches and more. With this kind of technology going mainstream, you cannot blindly trust in audios anymore.