Putting Zoox to the Test: Maneuverability Testing

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Maneuverability is crucial for autonomous vehicles designed to operate in cities. Four-wheel steering, bidirectional design, and active suspension are some of the features integrated into our robotaxi to ensure every ride is a smooth ride. Source: Zoox (part of Amazon) Date: January 27th, 2023 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUlh_U1qHfc Discussion

ChatGPT a ‘landmark event’ for AI, but what does it mean for the future of human labour and disinformation?

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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Date: December 19th, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/chatgpt-human-labour-and-fake-news-1.6686210 Note: there is also a 19 minute podcast at this location that you could use as an assignment before or after class Discussion Just this weekend I was talking to a current MIS student who said the following:“I was assigned to write an essay on… Read more »

DeepMind Builds AI That Codes as Well as the Average Human Programmer

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Source: Extreme Tech Date: December 19th, 2022 Link: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/341451-deepmind-builds-ai-that-codes-as-well-as-the-average-human-programmer Discussion For me, the best use of this article is a class discussion around what it means when you can just ask an AI to write code for you.Good prompt questions are: “Does this mean you don’t yourself need to know how to code?”“Is this similar,… Read more »

How the ABBA Voyage Concert changes live music, forever

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This video explores what ABBA’s Voyage Concert means for the future of live music. Is ABBA Voyage, the concert, going to change live music, forever? Billed as an “immersive experience” that blurs “the lines between the physical and digital”, this new series of ABBA Voyage concerts uses state of the art “motion capture technology” to… Read more »

Leveraging data from conversational AI interactions to improve customer experiences

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Source: TechNative Date: April 19th, 2022 Link: https://technative.io/leveraging-data-from-conversational-ai-interactions-to-improve-customer-experiences/ Discussion “This is where the role of the conversation designer becomes integral for success – and needs to be fully integrated into the business in order to achieve results. ” (emphasis added). “Conversation designer” is a new Future of Work role that did not exist before AI-interactive bots…. Read more »

Talent and workforce effects in the age of AI

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OVER the past few years, artificial intelligence has matured into a collection of powerful technologies that are delivering competitive advantage to businesses across industries. Global AI adoption and investment are soaring. By one account, 37 percent of organizations have deployed AI solutions—up 270 percent from four years ago.1 Analysts forecast global AI spending will more than double… Read more »

Companies with robot workers tend to have more human workers, too, Statscan says

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Statistics Canada says domestic firms that invested in robots since the late 1990s have also expanded their human workforces, suggesting a less than “apocalyptic” result for workers overall. The findings released today show that over two decades, firms that invested in automation had workforces 15 per cent larger relative to other companies in the same… Read more »