Robot job loss alarmists ignore human touch

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If you believe the greatest minds alive today, artificial intelligence (AI) could be set to make humans obsolete. Professor Stephen Hawking goes as far as saying, “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

The inaugural Australian Industry Report, released in December by the federal government, suggests up to half a million jobs – many of them tertiary educated white collar jobs – are at risk of automation, ranging from accountants to supermarket cashiers, secretaries, bank tellers and even pharmacists.Read More

Facebook now harvesting the list of all the other websites you visit: total online surveillance is here

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Zuckerberg and his Facebook shareholders make huge amounts of money by partnering with what are known as “data brokers.”

Bruce Schneier, a data security expert, defines data brokers as entities which:

“collect demographic information: names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, gender, age, marital status, presence and ages of children in household, education level, profession, income level, political affiliation, cars driven, and information about homes and other property.Read More