Insights March 19th, 2019

Back in 2018 Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton started sharing his thoughts and opinions on Youtube using a vlog format. Quick insights and provocative ideas have ensued. In Futurist Keynote Speaker Thoughts on A.I. we see some of his thoughts on artificial intelligence:

Are we already robots?

How do we fight automation when we’ve already been turned into robots? In many jobs humans are stripped of creative thought and independent thinking and told to follow a script of algorithmic steps. The future is about HUMAN and the MACHINE! Business models need to change, as do our definitions of what work looks like.

Why ‘TABULA RASA’ is the future of A.I.

‘Tabula Rasa’ is the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a “blank slate” without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one’s sensory experiences. Well, the smart folks at Google’s DeepMind have created AlphaZero to do just this and it learnt chess in a few hours, and the game of Go in 40 days and became completely unbeatable. Incredible and this breaks from the idea of training with empirical behavioural data. See what i think on this subject.

Reveries and artificial intelligence (redux)

When we relax and slip into a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts, or in a daydream we often find a solution to strategy, design, coding or other problems. so, researchers are looking at this phenomena of tapping into the subconscious for artificial intelligence to get smarter and become more sentient.

See more of NIkolas’ insights and briefings:

Executive Briefing on Waymo, Flying Cars, and Psychedelics

3 Futurist Keynotes for Canada


Futurist Keynote Speaker and Consultant - Nikolas Badminton

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