Monday, May 25, 2015

JOBS - Replaced by Robots?

"Will your job get outsourced to a robot?" PBS NewsHour 5/19/2015


SUMMARY:  It's not just basic tasks anymore:  Computers can now do work once deemed possible only by humans.  And in some cases, the computers are doing it better.  In an economy driven increasingly by intelligent automation, which jobs will survive?  Hari Sreenivasan reports.

GWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  Have you ever worried you might lose your job to a robot?  I have.

Hari Sreenivasan finds it could well happen with advances in artificial intelligence, or A.I., transforming the work force.

That’s the latest report in our series on invention and innovation, Breakthroughs.

MAN:  Oh, all in?

HARI SREENIVASAN (NewsHour):  In a closely watched brains vs. artificial intelligence poker match held in Pittsburgh earlier this month, humans pulled off a slim win over a computer program called Claudico.

MAN:  All right.  Good job.

MAN:  Good game, guys.  Good game.

MAN:  Good game.

HARI SREENIVASAN:  Tuomas Sandholm, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, created the algorithms that run Claudico’s A.I.

TUOMAS SANDHOLM, Carnegie Mellon University:  Those algorithms figure out how you should act strategically, how do you avoid or deal with humans trying to deceive you, and how do you deceive humans?

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