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Jan 10, 2023

Jobs In Artificial Intelligence — How To Make A Career In AI

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If all the hype around ChatGPT, Dall-E, Tesla’s Fully Self Driving mode and *ahem* Q.ai, has shown us anything, it’s that artificial intelligence is here to stay. The knee jerk reaction from many old fashioned meat machines, sorry, humans, is a concern around what this means for their income.

For years now, we’ve been told how AI is going to take our jobs, and it’s true that in many industries, machines, robots and other technology have cut workforce numbers dramatically.

With that said, many of the jobs being taken by AI so far are often considered dangerous, repetitive and boring. There aren’t too many people out there who are going to get great job satisfaction from turning the same 5 screws on a production line for 40 hours a week.

Jan 8, 2023

Brain Dead Vs. Coma Vs. Vegetative State: What’s The Difference?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, neuroscience

In light of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina being found unconscious, there have been many headlines that said she in “a coma” or a “vegetative state” or even “brain dead”. First things first, patients who suffer brain death are not in coma. And patients who are in coma may or may not progress to brain death.

The brain has a number of vast jobs to complete every second and is a very complex organ. The brain controls not only an individual’s thought process and voluntary movements, but it controls involuntary movements and other vital body functions. These functions include auditory, olfactory, visual and tactile senses, regulation of body temperature, blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate (although the heart can continue to beat without the brain in “autotonic response”). The brain also produces hormones to control individual organ function. A good example is the brain’s production of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This hormone is produced to concentrate the urine in the kidneys, thus protecting against life-threatening dehydration.

MUST READ: “Brain Dead” Child Showing Signs Of Life

Jan 8, 2023

Around 100,000 jobs open in Alberta News

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Automation will solve labour shortage in developed countries.

Alberta’s worker shortage has shown some signs of levelling off in recent months, but similar to the rest of the country, industries that rely heavily on skilled workers report feeling constrained as their operations continue to struggle.

Jan 8, 2023

Burned: ‘Not everybody is walking away with a year’s worth of runway in their pocket’

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Tech isn’t as collegial.

Tech isn’t as collegial as it used to be. Rocket ships are being unveiled as sputtering messes, mission-driven startups don’t feel so mission oriented when responding to investor pressure, and widespread layoffs offer a loud reminder that jobs are breakable contracts not sacrosanct vows.

Over the past few months, thousands of employees from Meta, Twitter, Stripe, Amazon, DoorDash and countless other companies that don’t have the privilege of being household names are back on the job market. A job market that includes hiring freezes, salary cuts and a general malaise that industry experts warn won’t be over this year.

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Jan 6, 2023

Learn a Craft to Survive the Coming Robot Apocalypse

Posted by in categories: employment, information science, robotics/AI

Apple Inc. recently added audiobook narration to the growing list of occupations where algorithms are poised to replace humans alongside graphic designers, college essayists and limerick writers. Luckily, the fine art of newslettering remains (ahem) far beyond the capabilities of even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence software. Still, hope is at hand for those not fortunate enough to toil in the newsletter mines but still seeking gainful employment that won’t disappear as robots take control.

To remain employed in an AI-dominated workplace, train as an artisan.

Jan 5, 2023

Amazon CEO says company will layoff more than 18,000 workers

Posted by in categories: economics, employment

Amazon is laying off 18,000 employees, the tech giant said Wednesday, representing the single largest number of jobs cut at a technology company since the industry began aggressively downsizing last year.

In a blog post, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy wrote that the staff reductions were set off by the uncertain economy and the company’s rapid hiring over the last several years.

The cuts will primarily hit the company’s corporate workforce and will not affect hourly warehouse workers. In November, Amazon had reportedly been planning to lay off around 10,000 employees but on Wednesday, Jassy pegged the number of jobs to be shed by the company to be higher than that, as he put it, “just over 18,000.”

Dec 31, 2022

Robots and AI Taking Over Jobs: What to Know About the Future of Jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

I believe that full automation of jobs will create an utopia so we can all have universal basic income giving a reprieve for all humans from hard labor or hard mental labor as well kinda like the Jetsons where very few will need to work. Essentially allowing us to dream just like Ray Kurzweil has proposed.

AI taking over jobs may happen in some industries more than others. Learn how AI and robots will impact the future of work.

Dec 30, 2022

ChatGPT using Open AI solves coding problems for free, may put jobs of many coders at risk in future

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Many users on Twitter claim that OpenAI’s ChatGPT write and review codes within seconds. The company notes that ChatGPT is designed to offer a simpler, jargon-free reply to users.

Dec 27, 2022

The World’s Biggest Cultured Meat Factory Is Under Construction in the US

Posted by in categories: employment, futurism

The company was founded under the name Future Meat Technologies in 2018, but rebranded to Believer Meats last month. In 2021 they opened a facility to produce lab-grown meat at scale in Israel, and were aiming to secure FDA approval and start offering their products in US restaurants by the end of this year. That doesn’t seem to have happened, as the first FDA approval went to competitor Upside Foods.

But true to its name, Believer Meats hasn’t been deterred by this slower-than-anticipated series of events. Last week the company started construction of a 200,000-square-foot factory in Wilson, North Carolina, about 45 miles due east of Raleigh. In a press release the company stated, somewhat perplexingly, that it chose this location partly because of its “success in integrating technology-driven solutions to improve the lives of residents.”

With a production capacity of 10,000 metric tons, Believer says the facility will be the biggest of its type in the world. They’re putting $123 million into the plant, and say it will create more than 100 new jobs over the next three years. This huge investment seems like a bit of a leap of faith considering the company doesn’t have regulatory approval to produce and sell cultivated meat anywhere, including in the US; but co-founder Yaakov Nahmias says they’ve been working with the FDA towards gaining approval for years.

Dec 27, 2022

ChatGPT Is a Stunning AI, but Human Jobs Are Safe (for Now)

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Commentary: Large language models can surprise and delight, but they’re not perfect.

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