Remember that time back in January of 2017 when Warren Buffett and his insurance and investing conglomerate bought 72 million shares of Apple?
That was already on top of his existing 61 million shares he had purchased the previous year, making that a grand total of 133 millions shares, valued at 17 billion dollars at that time.
When asked why the massive investment, his response to CNBC was “Because I like it.”
“There’s class warfare, all right, but its my class, the rich class that’s making war and we’re winning.”
A man who profited billions on the implementation of his global banking bailout idea. When the US economy collapsed in 2008, he advised the President to pump trillions of dollars into the US economy through massive stimulus programs, profiting companies he owned. From destruction to rebuilding, Warren Buffett has helped guide the events like no other man alive, and profited like no other as well, off the backs of U.S. taxpayers …
… has made this investment into Apple because it tickles his fancy…
Or … could it be due to leaked information that Apple is developing a chip that will power artificial intelligence on personal devices.
Sure this kind of technology is already being utilized with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, however they rely on computer servers to process data sent to them, rather than processing what is happening on the mobile device itself.
Known as the Apple Neural Engine, having A.I. on your phone potentially opens limitless capabilities … and dangers, even while your device is not connected to the internet.
A.I. will be able to apply understanding and knowledge that not everyone possesses, essentially guiding you to make a more informed decision in virtually any situation.
It can also be used to keep your device protected, much like current smart home appliances.
It will monitor our state of health. Changes in behavior, mental and emotional health. It will learn what your normal patterns are, even how you walk, and once having detected abnormal change, will be able to decide how to act upon them.
Apple is within months of releasing this tech.
We are not years or decades away from seeing robots and A.I. take over our daily lives.
It is happening now.
The Age of Augmentation Has Already Begun.
Various forms of A.I. have begun to emerge and replace humans, such as in:
- Driverless cars.
- Traffic lights and traffic management systems.
- Manual labor, such as food harvesting, manufacturing, jobs in the service industry.
- Medicine, such as being able to scan medical data to predict cardiovascular events; performing 2 hour brain surgeries in just 2.5 minutes
- Police work, analyzing data to crack cases, able to decipher who committed a crime and why.
- Competitive gaming, already able to beat the best human at the hardest board game, known as Go.
- Military applications, such as sharp shooting, insect robotic spies, strike teams, self-piloting drones,
- Computer hacking and cybersecurity software.
- Job recruitment, interviewing and human resources.
- Politics. There is even talk of electing A.I. as the next U.S. President.
- How we create and consume online content, adapting your online experience to be more personable. Notice how your web browsing experience is becoming more custom tailored to you?
Of course there are numerous benefits to be argued in implementing this technology into every facet of our lives. With the introduction of A.I. one can only imagine the potential.
You’ll be able to live your life simply by talking. If Elon Musk is successful with his new company Neuralink, within 4 years you will be able to do it by thinking.
Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have already discussed AI as a serious threat to humanity, that we must consider the consequences of introducing improvements we do not even fully understand.
In a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways.
“This paper (linked in the above statement) reiterates the important point that machine learning methods are not ‘objective’ or ‘unbiased’ just because they rely on mathematics and algorithms,” said Hanna Wallach, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, who was not involved in the study. “Rather, as long as they are trained using data from society and as long as society exhibits biases, these methods will likely reproduce these biases.”
Basically the plot of the second Avengers movie.
Microsoft’s artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay began spewing racist, neo-Nazi rants after only being exposed to Twitter for 24 hours.
“[George W] Bush did 9/11 and Hitler would have done a better job than the monkey we have now,” it wrote. “Donald Trump is the only hope we’ve got.”
Sophia of Hanson Robotics quickly agreed to wanting to destroy humans.
Google’s DeepMind A.I., the same one that beat the best human player at the hardest boardgame we have, called Go, has learned that ‘highly aggressive’ strategies increases chances of victory.
University of Oxford has created A.I. that can take a still image of a person and an audio clip, and uses them to create a doctored video of the person speaking the audio.
Realistic fake videos just a single click away.
Researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, have produced an artificial intelligence (AI) that is naturally curious. It explored its environment in order to learn more.
Brenden Lake, a Data Science Fellow at New York University said in an email to MIT that this work is encouraging. “Developing machines with similar qualities is an important step toward building machines that learn and think like people.”
Despite whether or not we are ready for it, A.I. is here, and soon to be in your pocket, learning everything about you.