Futurist Rebecca Murtagh on Steve Malzberg TNT Radio Show talking about future of AI and humans
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Rebecca Murtagh on The Steve Malzberg Show on TNT Radio Discussing the Future of AI and Humanity

Steve Malzberg Invites Rebecca Murtagh to TNT Radio to Discuss Warnings About AI and the Future of Humanity

Futurist Rebecca Murtagh on Steve Malzberg TNT Radio Show talking about future of AI and humans

AI Experts have stated artificial intelligence will become so super-intelligent it could disrupt or eradicate the human race, warning AI poses risks similar a pandemic or nuclear war event. Citing Geoffrey Hinton stating this is not science fiction and that AI is evolving so rapidly it could become smarter than humans in 5 years.

Could AI create bio weapons or be used by bad actors to make life systems vulnerable to attack?
If this is the possibility, should we panic?

Steve Malzberg invites Rebecca Murtagh to his TNT live radio show to discuss the latest warnings about recent rapid developments in AI since speaking to Wayne Lonstein of VFT Solutions, to allay his fears.

How do we calm down a worried public? Is it possible to allay the public’s fears of AI as some of the biggest names in tech (Elon Musk, Geoffrey Hinton, Sam Altman) warn about AI and the future of humanity?

Can Rebecca Murtagh ease Steve Malzberg’s fears about AI and the future of humanity?

Tune in as Steve and Rebecca explore some of the biggest questions people have after hearing warnings about artificial intelligence in the news and from technology experts…

– Is AI Thinking?

– Do the Benefits of AI Outweigh the Risks?

– What AI-related topic keeps Rebecca up at night?

– Are We Likely to See Meaningful AI Regulation in the U.S.?

– Would Regulation Protect Humanity from the Risks AI Experts Warn Of?

– What role might trans-humanism play in the integration of AI in society by 2030?

Tune in to hear Rebecca Murtagh share with Steve Malzberg and his audience some of her knowledge based on many years of research and a futurist perspective to respond to the alarming headlines about artificial general intelligence AGI and Steve’s concern.

Listen in to the recording on…

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or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Futurist Rebecca Murtagh is guest of Marcus Cauchi on The Inquisitor podcast
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Rebecca Murtagh talks Generative AI, Chatbots, and the Future of Human Work, Innovation and Life with AI as a Guest on ‘The Inquisitor’ Podcast with Marcus Cauchi

Rebecca Murtagh Makes Guest Appearance to discuss Generative AI, Chatbots, and the future of human thought, innovation, and work with AI on ‘The Inquisitor’ Podcast with Marcus Cauchi

Tune in for a lively conversation as Rebecca Murtagh appears as a guest on ‘The Inquisitor’ podcast to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of trusting generative AI for business, the role of critical thinking, strategies for innovation leadership, and what every humans needs to do now to compete and win as artificial intelligence infiltrates every aspect of business and life.

Rebecca and podcast host Marcus Cauchi cover AI ethics, leadership, opportunities created by disruption in emerging markets, cognitive diversity, and many more topics (too many to list).

This podcast is a must-listen!

A No Holds Barred, Honest Discussion About Generative AI

Rebecca Murtagh brings a futurist’s perspective complimented by years of experience studying data from machine learning outputs to spark conversation around perception and reality of how useful Generative AI and AI tools are right now.

Will You Be Replaced by AI, or Can Generative AI Make You More Competitive Than Ever?

Listen in to the podcast as Rebecca and Marcus debate and discuss:

  • The most common mistakes being made amidst the hype and excitement around chatbots.
  • The two things are required to make AI truly smart.
  • Risks and pitfalls of trusting generative artificial intelligence.
  • The role of “Long Tail Search” in using generative AI and chat bots.
  • Where most experts believe about where AI is heading.
  • The role AI can and should play in innovation.
  • Things that AI are doing now that give humans good reason to want regulation.
  • The truth about how AI replacing AI jobs, careers, and impact industries.
  • Why you should not be afraid of AI.
  • The power of having data scientists (and you’ll be surprised who they are!)
  • The tipping point humans are facing right now.
  • The opportunity AI is creating for future-focused humans seeking a competitive advantage.
  • The role leadership must play in creating competitive organizations of the future.

This fast-paced conversation will delve into the hottest topics of the day and to ChatGPT, generative AI, disruption, and what the future looks like.

And hear Rebecca’s thoughtful and passionate answer to Marcus’ question asking what one bit of advice she would give her younger self – and young people today.

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AI robot vacuums
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Why Amazon Would Pay $1.7 Billion for AI iRobot Roomba Vacuum Technology

Why Might Amazon Pay $1.7 Billion for AI iRobot Roomba Vacuum Technology?

Amazon seeks to acquire iRobot, known best for its Roomba autonomous AI vacuum. As U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decides whether to investigate the deal, a U.K. antitrust regulator has approved Amazon acquisition, stating the deal “would not lead to competition concerns in the U.K.” according to Tech Crunch.

A Robot Vacuum Deal Causes Competition and Privacy Concerns

Should this deal create competition or privacy concerns?

How worrisome could a vacuum be?

Let’s look at the big picture. Amazon collects unprecedented massive amounts of data from millions of households every day through

  • Consumer purchases of books, videos, clothing, groceries, dog food, pharmaceutical, household, automotive, travel, and countless other categories on Amazon.com around the world.
  • Amazon owns Whole Foods grocery stores which integrate with Amazon.com and Prime membership.
  • Amazon owns Audible.com – the leading audio book platform.
  • Amazon owns Kindle – the leading eBook platform.
  • Amazon owns its own publishing arm from which self-published books are printed, with control over retail pricing and discounting of books sold on its website.
  • Amazon owns Ring, the video doorbell company that records comings and goings of household members and visitors.
  • Amazon acquired Blink security camera company and cameras now integrate with Alexa.
  • Amazon has code access to consumer garages and gated entries for deliveries.
  • Amazon owns Alexa, the virtual assistant always listening to conversation ready to respond to commands connecting it to security video cameras, security systems, lights, appliances, and other household devices.
  • Amazon Pharmacy was created after acquiring PillPack as an online alternative to the corner drugstore.
  • In 2020 Amazon acquired self-driving autonomous vehicle startup Zoox.
  • In 2022 Amazon acquired MGM Studios.
  • Amazon acquired a 15% stake in the YES Network (Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network)
  • In 2023 Amazon acquired One Medical, gaining access to over 200 brick-and-mortar physician offices with approximately 815,000 members.
  • Announced this week (June 2023), Amazon is in talks with mobile wireless carriers to include free phone service to its Prime customers.

There are dozens more Amazon acquisitions.

Data is what makes iRobot Roomba vacuum or any AI valuable

Data collected by autonomous vacuum AI is valuable. These seemingly mindless disc-shaped droids are considered a life-saver for busy households and those with disabilities. These robots are designed to do much more than clean floors. The data they collect is more valuable than users might imagine – especially when connected to other data sources (like the mountains of data Amazon has).

More iOT Creates Security Vulnerability for Home Networks

The Internet of Things (iOT) relies on consumer private WiFi networks to collect data, operate their systems, and update device software. Devices such as baby monitors have been hacked to gain access to people’s most precious spaces, their children’s bedrooms. Robot vacuums do not currently have microphones, however they reportedly can be remotely hacked to be used as microphones. Consumer Reports recently explored some of the other potential vulnerabilities robot vacuums may pose to personal privacy and security.

Having gained so much data, does one more Amazon acquisition really matter?

What Data Does an AI Robot Vacuum Collect?

The addition to mapping the floor – creating a diagram of each room and the furniture in it, the data collected from a robot vacuum may include usage patterns, such as which rooms are used more frequently (by usage) which enables them to target for sale of products and services, and economic data the company can use to fuel growth its many branches of business.

How large is your home?

What size are the rooms?

Where are entries, appliances, fixtures, and other Amazon devices located?

Where do you spend the most time?

A robot seems innocent enough. Once you realize the vacuum is a robot living in your home, collecting and sharing data about where you live and how you live.

The full picture Amazon can paint around any consumer is not only enough to sell you goods and services with a distinct advantage over competitors – it creates profiles that brands and governments can only dream of collecting and using.

Robot vacuums that run without connecting to WiFi do not present the same security/data risks.

Amazon has an army of robots. Over 520,000 in 2022 according to Tech Crunch. In 2021 robots named “Ernie” and “Bert” were deployed to assist warehouse workers with moving objects. Add some of Amazon’s other technologies along with the ability to vacuum the floor, and Amazon might be get close to replicating a modern day version of the robot housekeeper “Rosie” from The Jetsons.

I love technology. I might even be intrigued by a robot that can clean the house while I work or sleep. I just never want to feel as though they are spies, sending my data to who-knows-where to be used by who-knows-who. What about you?

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