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  • Report: Coronavirus May Permanently Replace Human Jobs with Machines

    The coronavirus pandemic could potentially see jobs for humans  permanently replaced with machines according to a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Jobs that are at risk of disappearing include retail salespersons, parking attendants, slaughterhouse workers, and toll collectors.…
  • Man’s Final Conquest: Mankind?

    Commentary I recently read, “The Future of Everything: The Cutting Edge of Health,” in the Wall Street Journal. I was a pediatric critical care nurse for many years, working in high-tech healthcare where we were always pushing the technology envelope while trying to stay on…
  • The problem with symbolic AI

    So-called symbolic artificial intelligence aims at imitating the human mind, rather than the brain as a physical system.  But what is the mind? The concept is nebulous and not only difficult but perhaps even impossible to define.  To be sure, “mind” should include, in addition…