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afwriter
afwriter
1/14/2019 10:25:56 PM
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Re: 84%!
I wonder how many secretary and personal assistant jobs were lost with the rise of smartphones? You no longer need someone to take notes for you when your phone can do it. 

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afwriter
afwriter
1/14/2019 10:21:37 PM
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Re: 84%!
Haha I know the episode you are talking about! There are so many shows and movies about AI going haywire and it really seems like more of a warning for the future instead of science fiction anymore. 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/14/2019 8:54:33 AM
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Re: 84%!
I've always wondered how the personal shopper idea could become a viable business. Yes, there's folks who don't want to take the time to shop personally, and can afford the extra cost of a personal shopper. But, I would suspect it's maybe not enough of them to create a demand for the service in order to survive. I would guess AI is going to be able to serve as one's "personal shopper" sometime down the road.

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batye
batye
1/13/2019 4:50:19 PM
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Re: 84%!
@mhhf1ve  sometimes technology becomes very strange and scarry... but it could be just us not ready for it ???

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/12/2019 1:28:16 AM
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Re: 84%!
Have you seen Black Mirror? Some robo dogs are terrifying.

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afwriter
afwriter
1/11/2019 11:52:13 PM
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Re: 84%!
Those robot dogs that open doors and can get up after being kicked over freak me out. I'd be ok with a robo-pooch delivering my Amazon packages though. Even though it does mean robots replacing another human job. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 12:48:21 PM
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Re: 84%!
Just wait until robot dogs are doing the last mile of that Shipt service... 

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/robot-delivery-dogs-deployed-by-self-driving-cars-are-coming/

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afwriter
afwriter
1/10/2019 11:26:41 AM
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Re: 84%!
It's not AI but personal shoppers are making a comeback thanks to the gig economy. I know that there is a place called Shipt that has people grocery shop for you. I'm sure there are many others with similar business models. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:11:29 AM
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Re: 84%!
It's either AI or blockchain that'll solve everything-- and maybe there will be a way to combine AI and blockchains!

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michelle
michelle
1/9/2019 10:45:53 PM
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Re: 84%!
You'd be right. That's the word on the internet super highway these days. It's a little quiet right now, but I'm sure it'll errupt again soon. AI will solve everything -- probably. :P

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