4th Industrial Revolution




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Japanese Insurance Company Replaces Office Staff With AI

If AI takes over the insurance industry functions of analysis and underwriting, then scientific dictatorship is just one step away. In this case, IBM’s Watson program is displacing 35 workers involved in paying insurance claims. The firm believes that “cognitive technology that can think like a human” and notes that it can “analyze and interpret all of your data, including unstructured text, images, audio and video”





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Consider Ethics When Designing New Technologies

A few people are understanding the need for ethics discussions before new technologies are released on mankind. Technocrats strongly disagree. From Jon Rappoport’s blog: “Technocratic human beings are spiritually dead. They are capable of anything, no matter how heinous, because they do not reflect upon or question the ultimate goal.” —Chris Hedges