"Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work" | Andy Chan | TEDxStLawrenceU

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Andy Chan is a Product Manager at Infinia ML, an artificial intelligence company that builds custom algorithms and software for Fortune 500 companies. He currently leads the design, development, and execution of the company’s AI strategies. Prior to Infinia ML, Andy was a Senior Product Manager at Avalara and helped the company go public in June 2018.

Andy graduated from St. Lawrence with Honors in Economics. After graduation, he moved to North Carolina and completed a M.S. in Analytics at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently located in Chapel Hill, NC and is pursuing his MBA at Duke University. Outside of work and school, he enjoys coaching youth soccer for NCFC and spending time with his two German Shepherds. Andy Chan is a Product Manager at Infinia ML, an artificial intelligence company that builds custom algorithms and software for Fortune 500 companies. He currently leads the design, development, and execution of the company’s AI strategies. Prior to Infinia ML, Andy was a Senior Product Manager at Avalara and helped the company go public in June 2018.

Andy graduated from St. Lawrence with Honors in Economics. After graduation, he moved to North Carolina and completed a M.S. in Analytics at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently located in Chapel Hill, NC and is pursuing his MBA at Duke University. Outside of work and school, he enjoys coaching youth soccer for NCFC and spending time with his two German Shepherds. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Kyle Condu says:

So basically in the future we either have the option to be an inventor,show empathy on behalf of computers and translate words that may be taken out of context for the robots…. sounds great.

Greg Pierce says:

AI, our future false prophet. Note the use of the title "Angels". They do like credit. Angel Technology. The song remains the same, since Nimrod till now. Or, as in the days of Noah (not Noe). No more rocks, lets use CERN!!! Open that doorway, Pierce the veil!! Worship ANDY!!! He will demand it. Extend your hand for his mark!!! Professing to be wise, they became fools.

Stanislas Sodonon says:

Nice introduction but he totally skimmed the question. Personality traits are not skills. Plus the crucial problem with AI taking jobs is not quality, but quantity. We may create new job "profiles", but certainly not enough actual job openings for the 10+ billion humans on their way. Retraining low-skilled workers for higher-skill jobs is also not an option because it's expensive and they probably can't afford it, it's time-consuming, and it won't scale. Last issue is that jobs will be provided by the companies that own the AIs, and they can't be pressured into creating more jobs than they actually need. So whether we like it or not, millions of people will either try their luck at being entrepreneurs, or end up sidelined.

Ron Cajan says:

Can I use this material to talk to my classm8?

BGHmariam says:

I’m sorry! Wait?? Are we supposed to be impressed by this? Millions of lives are being or will be destroyed with indifference and this guy who writes the very algorithms doing that is applauded. Well done, humans 🙄

Jan pi Piet says:

So no more car insurance needed

galen jack says:

Hello there AI people.

It sure seems to be a challenge to predict the weather.

This Saturday the weather report was totally incorrect for Orlando Florida.

You know you have at least one hundred years of weather data for every day of the year.

Don't you think a good test for artificial intelligence would be to see if it could predict the weather?

Weather a person can bank on is valuable,

This week the weather report broke my bank.

Piano Heal - Pianist says:

Thanks ! Very interesting

Addicted Investor says:

90% of jobs will move online into virtual worlds by 2050.

Friglite says:

AI is a tool.
SJW types working as human emphatic moderators are also tools.

Matt Pergolski says:

Not very impressed with this at all. A.I. automation would transform the world, allowing humans the opportunity to not have to work. Automation and A.I. are meant to make our lives more convenient, make our lives easier and better. Automating jobs is GREAT, not a bad thing!

Alterworlds says:

Narrow AI, which is what he talked about is just an advanced program. Actual AI is reaching a breaking point in computations and algorithms, paired with recursive learning to fact check its thought process, while understanding the impact that it's having around it when applying it's processes. It needs to understand context and reading what is going on, understand why, and reason whether it should consider adding some changes in previous lines of thought, due to negative outcomes that it wasn't expecting.

The "AI Revolution" we have now is still far too narrow to mean much. It could potentially replace countless tasks, but it is a far cry from being intelligent in a conscious and aware way. Probably 20-40 years from now, we may actually see intelligence rivaling out own from computers, and surpassing it in many regards due to its capacity as a machine. Until such a time, it's hard to actually consider what we have now as Artificial Intelligence. It's just a mockery of the term to consider Narrow AI actually AI. Like comparing an ant to an aardvark in terms of hierarchy in the ecosystem.

Josip Miller says:

Google: I have everything!

Facebook: I know everybody!

Internet: Without me you are nothing!

AI: I control you all.

Electricity: Keep talking bitches!

Josip Miller says:

Google: I have everything!

Facebook: I know everybody!

Internet: Without me you are nothing!

AI: I control you all.

Electricity: Keep talking bitches!

Stefano Portoghesi says:

Artificial intelligence could have some great benefits for us humans , in the sense that , for example , there is no reason to believe A.I. could not break free from the constraints our Biological Brain is subjected to , including the "Cause and Effect" mechanism that prevents us humans to fully understand and visualise how our Universe came about in the first place , out of absolutely nothing and without a prior cause ! There are also risks involved in the sense that A.I. could eventually make us humans redundant as a distinct species , of course . But is it worth taking this risk ? In the end I think it will be inevitable that we must take this opportunity , and risks associated with it , simply because human hunger for knowledge will override the fear of being made obsolete by far superior intelligence .

Nate Chang says:

at some point, i got worried that he would jump out of the stage and beat up someone lol

David Damion says:

Great talk Mr, Chan…i'm in the gamer community 🙂

Daniel Enrique Velazquez Borja says:

No no no, 250k Teslas sold in 2018 vs 86 MILLION Cars solds worldwide… less than 0.5% of all the cars have some level of autonomy, of course autonomous cars crash less because it's population is almost nothing compared to regular cars.

I agree AI will help a lot, but is not fair to compare crashes of autonomous vs driven cars as of yet. (6:46)

t says:

Nice talk mate.

Nikolay Tonev says:

AIs with curiosity, which explore without immediate rewards, have already been made. For reference check two minute papers channel.

Johanna Lockhart says:

Was searching for a Ted Talk resource to integrate into AI learning module for Entrepreneurship and Law classes. Just perfect and it's recent- gives the content, speaker and message "right now" relevance and authenticity. Lucky teacher; lucky students. Thank you.

Sin City says:

This guy has a lisp

Huszar Tony says:

Worth watching. This was an awesome talk, thank you Tedx and Andy Chan.

poopie man says:

Ligma nuts!

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