In the contest between humans and machines, humans keep losing. Artificial Intelligence that was designed to play Texas Hold’em, outplayed 4 professional poker players by about $1.75 Million in chips. This technology is expected to be molded in fields where negotiating with misinformation can be a benefit, like in military strategy or business negotiations. Google’s AlphaGo, the Artificial Intelligence designed to play the strategy game GO, recently beat the top ranked player and a team of 5 world class GO players by itself. How? Instead of working from a defined set of commands, AlphaGo is programmed to learn and teach itself the game, ultimately mastering the subject. IBM’s Watson followed a similar path; it defeated the longest winning streak holder in Jeopardy history. Both AlphaGo and Watson are now used in the medical field to help fight disease.
Another effective argument for Artificial Intelligence is that humans are less predictable, while some robots, like the one on assembly lines are designed to be mindlessly precise. An estimated 1.2 million robots were in use by the developed world in 2013, growing to around 1.5 million in 2014 and projected to increase to about 1.9 million by end of this year. We’re making robots safer with airbags, sensors and software that teach the robot to stop short if someone gets too close to them. We can program speech recognition that’s as capable as a human. Software is learning to detect emotions and computerized algorithms have taken the place of human transactions. We’re teaching robots how we behave in 3 Dimensional spaces, so they can move around without running any of us over (i.e.: self-driving car). We’re teaching our robots and their software all about us. Futurists like to warn that robots will take our jobs and Artificial Intelligence could eventually rise up against humanity. In 2014, Inventor and Tesla CEO compared AI to “Summoning the demon”. Musk warned that the hyper-competiveness of the tech industry could push AI developers. He added that if that were to happen without any kind of regulatory oversight, it could pose the greatest risk we face as a civilization. The social media company, Facebook, recently conducted an AI experiment to see if it could teach AI bots to negotiate with each other.
The bots were tasked with exchanging digital items to see if they could come up with a win-win solution so each could get what they wanted. Developers designed the AI bots to communicate in English so they can track the bargaining process, but the bots ended up writing their own language and Facebook stopped the experiment. Many researchers are disregarding this and are focused on figuring out how to make “AI & robots coexist with humans”. A different approach is figuring out how to make “humans coexist with AI & robots”. Humans have the unique ability to evolve, learn new behaviors and let’s not forget we come equipped with 9 different forms of intelligence; Natural, Musical, Logical-Mathematical, Existential, Interpersonal, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Linguistic, Intra-Personal and Spatial. It would seem the only thing missing is a universal platform that conforms to these different forms of human intelligence.
The Industrial Revolution included going from hand production methods to machines, which increased overall efficiency like our transition from hand-written to email, landline to wireless and server-based to cloud-based. Even with such advancements, the hyper-connected that grew up with technology at their fingertips, feel the internet is insufficiently set up for a new-generation-type economy and won’t put up with poor enterprise technology. This tech-literate group, that is already used to being connected anywhere at any time, will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030. Based on this group’s core needs and values, the missing link seems to be technological infrastructure that conforms to a socially interconnected sharing economy and that does little to no harm to society.
In England, a public health education group looked at how 5 major social media sites impact things like anxiety, depression and body image. YouTube was the only site young people said had a positive impact on their health. Those that were surveyed said InstaGram made them feel worse about body image and lead to fear of missing out and lack of sleep. Those surveyed also stated the filters made girls feel as if their bodies aren’t good enough. Another study from 2012 found social media is harder to resist than alcohol and cigarettes. Bill Gates was recently asked what he thought the most pressing issue we can feasibly solve in the next 10 years is.
“Isolation is a big one. I still wonder if digital tools can help people find opportunities to get together with others. Not Tinder, but more like adults who want to mentor kids or hang out with each other”.
With more companies relying on field employees, outsourcing and other ways to save on costs, the way people work and how work gets done is going to be fundamentally different. Today’s worker can be relied on to be connected and wired in at all times; a prerequisite for a Human Intelligence-lead, economic revolution. Utilizing tactical concepts such as Mobile Process Improvement (MPI) and focusing on how to make “humans coexist with AI” enables for optimal customization, integration and automation, while ensuring profit increase is realized through reduced costs, reduced cycle times, increased efficiency, accelerated schedules, improved service quality, improved visibility, increased performance and reduced errors. Our choice is harness platforms designed for a self-sustained, interconnected social economy or revive the coal industry which employs 76,000? JCPenny alone employs 114,000. What would happen to those JCPenny employees when they become unemployed due to competition from the internet or malls being closed? Some will often obtain new technical skills like massage therapy, dental hygiene, IT and nursing degrees. There are other avenues like professional nannies, injury related therapists, or babysitting, but the problem remains; there is no social infrastructure in place for Real-Time mobilization of human capital (HaaS).
Caluber is designed to solve this problem. Imagine browsing through “YOUR” babysitter, handyman/technician, hairstylist, personal trainer, dentist, tutor, or massage therapist’s availability. Now imagine booking, paying for time and having them deliver those services. Caluber is versatile; If you add behavior Analytics to the formula and the experience for a Human Resources professional becomes Performance Management, similar to Oracle’s Talent Management Cloud Services.
Caluber is defined as a Mobile Process Improvement Technology, a Human Behavior Development Tool and is representative of immediate, radical improvement rather than incremental improvement.
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