Now that the world has become a lot more advanced in almost every sense one can think of, AI or artificial intelligence is not only becoming a possibility – it already exists. Many people are getting scared that their jobs might be compromised now that there are intelligent robots taking over. However, there was recently a press conference where the AIs themselves assured the human race that their jobs are safe. However, that may not be enough to put people at ease because there’s been talk, and one could see AI at work in a lot more ways than before. It’s scary to think one day, we could be out of a job because a robot will take over, but maybe we should heed their candor and remain calm – at least for now.
Robots at a Press Conference
Yes, you read that quite right, there was recently a press conference or convention consisting of some of the world’s most advanced AIs that spoke up and answered various questions. The seminar was in Switzerland, where urgent discussions happened about using the robot population to stop climate change and even help with world hunger. There was a lot of talk, and of course, the topic of our jobs came about when these intelligent beings were asked whether we should be wary of their presence in our world.
There’s Nothing to Worry About
At the conference, the robots were asked countless questions about their plans for the world, and thankfully none of them had the mindset or were oh-so-familiar with the Terminator movies. Although one of the earlier models, Sophia, said that the AI humanoids have the potential to lead the world more efficiently and effectively, she doesn’t plan on taking over – none of them do.
Whether we should believe what the most advanced AI among the robots say, Grace said when asked about human jobs – only time will tell. She answered she would work alongside humans – rather than take over – to provide assistance and support. We will wait and see how the world will develop in the upcoming years alongside artificial intelligence.
Bono has apologized for an infamous mistake he made in 2014 when he shared the new U2 album with everyone. Now, almost a decade later, the singer commented on that blunder in his memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The Irish singer revealed that he did not have permission to send the album to everyone via iTunes.
Bono Discusses His Mistakes
The album Songs of Innocence was intended as a gift to iTunes consumers, but there was a major and unexpected backlash. The Washington Post even likened the move to a dystopian junk mail of Rock n Roll. In the new book, Bono recalls his meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook. He lays out how Cook had just taken over from the late Steve Jobs, and Bono proposed the idea to make the album available to all iTunes customers at no cost. At first, the tech CEO wasn’t sold on the idea. Cook pointed out that Apple was trying to ensure musicians got paid for their music on iTunes, and giving U2’s music for free might not be a great idea. Still, the singer insisted that if Apple paid the band and gave the album as a gift, it would be okay.
Bono Said the Band Wasn’t Involved
Bono believed the choice to listen to the music was that of each customer, but soon he learned that some people were not happy with it, and he understood they were right to be upset. The singer also pointed out in his book how the other bandmates had nothing to do with the event, so he was fully responsible for the situation. Apparently, Bono realized how big the conversation about it became and that it was not just a mere internet squall about privacy and technology.
Bono also wrote that they were like a Santa Claus, who knocked a few bricks when going down the chimney. He pointed out that he realized he bumped into a serious discussion about how big tech has access to people’s lives.