In the Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – The Future World Order of Geopolitics & Jobs we examine two recent articles that look at how A.I. will reshape geopolitical power and influence.
We also look at a constant source of anxiety for people when thinking about A.I. and this involves jobs and careers.
Here we present two articles that make the case for ‘soft skills’, resilience, and flexibility being more important if you want to succeed in a post A.I. era career or job.
Unlocking A.I. Could Upend Geopolitics
A new report by the Center for a New American Security comes with a dire warning that the U.S. may be falling behind to China in the race towards A.I. supremacy.
Why does this matter?
Winning the A.I. race will ensure your country stays at the top of the geopolitical food chain.
This is due to the huge transformative powers A.I. will have on society, the economy, productivity, and military power.
Other countries like Russia, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, and India that have burgeoning I.T. and nascent A.I. industries could also level the future playing field with the U.S.
China has the ability to pull resources on a tremendous scale to focus strategically on national objectives, as seen by the proposed US$16 billion A.I. investment in Tianjin city alone.
This could leave the U.S. where A.I. innovation is financed mainly through private Silicon Valley capital at a distinct disadvantage.
Read more at Axios
Artificial Intelligence, Immune to Fear or Favour, is Helping to Make China’s Foreign Policy
One such example of China forging ahead and utilizing artificial intelligence to ‘upend geopolitics’ is its apparent deployment in the ‘game’ of analyzing and making predictions for international diplomacy.
As alleged in this article, China is using A.I. not to win at Go, Chess, or even Texas Hold’em, but ‘real life’ international relations.
Its A.I. policymaker system can take data found out at cocktail parties or through spy technology and quickly assimilate it and offer analysis and predictions to help human policymakers make quick decisions.
Although in its infancy, if China get this right, and irons out some of the issues with feeding the system enough data and setting the right parameters, it could lead to a significant advantage for China’s foreign policy formulation.
Ultimately, humans need to make the judgement calls but more and more of the data analysis and predictions will be come from powerful A.I. machines.
Read more at South China Morning Post
Yann LeCun – The Next Step Towards Artificial Intelligence
Yann LeCun is the Chief AI Scientist for Facebook AI Research (FAIR), joining Facebook in December 2013. He is also a Silver Professor at New York University on a part time basis, mainly affiliated with the NYU Center for Data Science, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science.
How to Future Proof Your Kids
What should you do to prepare your kids for the future?
What skills are necessary for their general well-being and careers?
In the past, the message from parents was always to ‘get good grades’, go to university, do a practical and useful degree (think ‘STEM’), then get a good job with a Fortune 500 corporation.
Bish bash bosh! My kid will have a successful life. My job as parent is done.
Well, let’s tear that recipe up… A.I. is coming!
With the artificial intelligence revolution, our kids will have to get used to even more disruption and obsolete careers.
Being good at anything a machine can potentially do better, will not be a recipe for success like it was in the past, but potentially a recipe towards ruin.
We need to teach our kids to be resilient, creative, and ultimately to make them feel loved, connected, and safe through our interactions with them.
This will determine their success more than what they know in future society.
Read more specifics at The Telegraph
Then They Came for the Lawyers
Continuing our spotlight on how artificial intelligence will impact future careers, we take a look at this article.
The message broadly appends to the previous article about how to future-proof our kids.
The message is clear:
‘White collar work will be transformed by the A.I. revolution as much as blue collar work was by the industrial revolution.’
As A.I. becomes cheaper and more accurate, workers can expect to be more closely monitored and have all their data they generate analyzed.
Ultimately, white collar work will become more systemized with less autonomy for decision-making along with increased collection of data to analyze and optimize performance.
Sound a little too mechanical and robotic for you? Maybe time to go freelance?
Read more at Foriegn Policy
Finally, we take a look at a recent video by Nik recorded in Montreal:
Why ‘TABULA RASA’ is the future of A.I.
Nikolas is a world-leading Futurist that drives world leaders to take action in creating a better world for humanity. He promotes exponential thinking along with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that empowers you with knowledge to plan for today, tomorrow, and for the future.
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