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Jan 4, 2024

Why Nationalizing AI Is a Bad Idea

Posted by in categories: business, economics, employment, government, internet, robotics/AI

Here’s my new Opinion article for Newsweek on AI!

Like so many in America, I watch astounded as generative artificial intelligence (AI) evolved at lighting speed in 2023, performing tasks that seemed unimaginable just a few years ago. Just last month, a survey found that nearly 40 percent of more than 900 companies were planning to cut jobs in 2024 in part because of AI. If robotics takes a giant leap in the next 12 months, as some suspect, then the survey might end up being too conservative. Generative AI combined with humanoids, which many companies are racing to turn out, is a game changer. Construction jobs, physician jobs, police jobs, and many more will soon be at stake.

Clearly, capitalism is facing a crisis. For years, I have advocated for a Universal Basic Income (UBI), as a way to transition society into the AI age. My method was by leasing out the trillions of dollars worth of empty U.S. federal land to big business, and using some of the proceeds to pay for a basic income for every American. However, any method of a basic income will now help offset the loss of jobs AI will bring.

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Jan 4, 2024

Xerox will axe thousands of jobs in its ‘reinvention’ plan

Posted by in categories: employment, innovation

Xerox was once a synonym for copying. But those halcyon days are long gone for the office equipment company founded in 1906.

Now the company plans to cut 15% of its workforce in the first three months of this year as part of its “reinvention” plans.

Xerox has about 23,000 staff, according to its annual report, meaning thousands will be let go.

Jan 2, 2024

HKDC1 protein found crucial to maintaining two mitochondria subcellular structures, mitochondria and lysosomes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, life extension

Just as healthy organs are vital to our well-being, healthy organelles are vital to the proper functioning of the cell. These subcellular structures carry out specific jobs within the cell; for example, mitochondria power the cell, and lysosomes keep the cell tidy.

Although damage to these two organelles has been linked to aging, cellular senescence, and many diseases, the regulation and maintenance of these organelles have remained poorly understood. Now, researchers at Osaka University have identified a protein, HKDC1, that plays a key role in maintaining these two organelles, thereby acting to prevent cellular aging.

There was evidence that a protein called TFEB is involved in maintaining the function of both organelles, but no targets of this protein were known. By comparing all the genes of the cell that are active under particular conditions and by using a method called , which can identify the DNA targets of proteins, the team was the first to show that the gene encoding HKDC1 is a direct target of TFEB, and that HKDC1 becomes upregulated under conditions of mitochondrial or lysosomal stress.

Jan 1, 2024

Thanks to AI, you don’t need a computer science degree to get a job in tech, IBM AI chief says

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

According to Candy, the rise of AI would instead put a premium on soft skills like critical and creative thinking.

“Questioning, creativity skills, and innovation are going to be hugely important because I think AI’s going to free up more capacity for creative thought processes,” he told Fortune earlier.

It’s not just jobs in tech, though. Candy said that advances in AI image-generation technology could also affect those working in the arts.

Jan 1, 2024

A Gen Xer who secretly works 3 full-time remote jobs and makes $344,000 paid off his mortgage and is saving to send his kids to college debt-free

Posted by in categories: employment, finance

Secretly working three full-time remote jobs can be stressful, but one Gen Xer says it’s worth it for the financial freedom it gives his family.

Dec 30, 2023

Instagram influencers, watch out: AI is already coming for your jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

AI influencers are striking six-figure deals with luxury brands trying to cut marketing costs. It’s making human influencers antsy, the FT reported.

Dec 30, 2023

Google to Replace 30,000 Jobs with Artificial Intelligence? | Vantage with Palki Sharma

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Google is reportedly planning to cut 30,000 jobs by integrating artificial intelligence into daily operations. 2023 has witnessed mass layoffs triggered by the emergence of AI replacements. Palki Sharma explains how you can save your job from an AI takeover. — Google | Mass Layoffs | Artificial Intelligence | Job Opportunities | Firstpost | World News | Vantage | Palki Sharma #google #layoffs #jobmarket #ai #artificialintelligence #technology #firstpost #vantageonfirstpost #palkisharma #worldnews Vantage is a ground-breaking news, opinions, and current affairs show from Firstpost. Catering to a global audience, Vantage covers the biggest news stories from a 360-degree perspective, giving viewers a chance to assess the impact of world events through a uniquely Indian lens. The show is anchored by Palki Sharma, Managing Editor, Firstpost. By breaking stereotypes, Vantage aims to challenge conventional wisdom and present an alternative view on global affairs, defying the norm and opening the door to new perspectives. The show goes beyond the headlines to uncover the hidden stories – making Vantage a destination for thought-provoking ideas. Vantage airs Monday to Friday at 9 PM IST on Firstpost across all leading platforms. Subscribe to Firstpost channel and press the bell icon to get notified when we go live. / @firstpost Follow Firstpost on Instagram: / firstpost Follow Firstpost on Facebook: / firstpostin Follow Firstpost on Twitter: / firstpost Follow Firstpost on WhatsApp: https://www.whatsapp.com/channel/0029

Dec 27, 2023

Startups: AI chatbots will eventually become your coworkers

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Comment Large language models seem poised to evolve from AI chatbots generating synthetic content on your screen to virtual agents that are capable of performing actions on your PC right at your desk.

Instead of answering questions or creating animated stickers, AI will soon be able to follow instructions and help you tick stuff off your to-do list at work. A new wave of AI agent startups are building products that can automate parts of your day-to-day employment. Correctly, one hopes.

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Dec 26, 2023

Gravitas | The AI job takeover is here; Will mass layoffs be on the rise now? | WION

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, employment, robotics/AI

Surveys from business leaders show that they are now doing mass layoffs due to adoption of AI.

A recent survey of 750 business leaders reveals a growing trend: AI replacing jobs. In 2023, 37% of these leaders acknowledged AI-induced layoffs, with 44% expecting more in 2024. Major companies like Paytm and Google are at the forefront, integrating AI to enhance efficiency but at the cost of human jobs. Paytm’s recent layoffs post AI implementation and Google’s potential restructuring of its ad sales unit due to AI advancements highlight this shift.\
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Dec 25, 2023

Sam Altman Warns That AI Is Gonna Destroy a Lot of People’s Jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, sees the loss of jobs as a natural part of “technological revolution” every 100 to 150 years.

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