The Emergence of the Technetronic Society of Humankind
Opinion

The Emergence of the Technetronic Society of Humankind

The world community is being transformed. The current pandemic is only another phase of a metamorphosis set in motion decades ago. The intersection of our physical and digital lives is the battleground, where the last hopes of freedom are being bludgeoned to death. Few can see this because most people are already casualties the old…

IBM Watson Replaces Insurance Claim Workers at Japanese Insurance Company
Technology

IBM Watson Replaces Insurance Claim Workers at Japanese Insurance Company

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent. One Japanese insurance company, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, is reportedly replacing 34 human insurance claim workers with “IBM…

Tech Giants’ Artificial Intelligence Monopoly Possibly the Most Dangerous in History
Technology

Tech Giants’ Artificial Intelligence Monopoly Possibly the Most Dangerous in History

In a race to corner the artificial intelligence market, the world’s largest tech companies are in a frenzy to buy out smaller AI companies at an alarming rate, heading toward what could potentially be the most dangerous monopoly in history. According to a report by CB Insights updated on October 7, close to 140 private artificial…