“Times they are a’changin” Says song writer Bob Dylan & that is nowhere truer than in the field of so-called Artificial Intelligence. The so-called moniker because so far we are just referring to human type intelligence fast, fast, faster than is possible with humans by utilising larger faster computers but that may evolve into true Artificial Intelligence & we use the phrase now because it is exciting.
There was an earlier use of artificial ability to take advantage of built in human ability. An artificial ability that has become so common to the point that we no longer consider it artificial “Strength”. As an example consider human use of the lever. As with strength so will intelligence become common. Meanwhile let’s consider the development of this new found toy in the various ways we have thought of. . .
First, a series of links that will be added to over time:
News of the day is presented in several excellent articles. This is an overall summary that I hope presents the near present & near future Canada.
Canada, the country on planet Earth, is both ashine with the good (that is maintaining our prosperity), with the bad (failure to meet our commitments particularly on many important climate matters) & near future as we move into the second decade (arbitrary planet Earth measure) of the 21st century.
Near the end of the 20th century Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel prize for his song “Times they are a’changin”. How right he was in his reference to planet Earth & I don’t think he appreciated that they are part of a very fast change. So fast are the advances & so fast is the effect on producers, consumers and financiers that I am unable to keep abreast of all the changes but I intend to mention the well known ones.
This then is a look at what Canada is doing to advance the good & eliminate the bad during century 21 & the near past. I keep reading that world conditions are ripe for a recession that would surely hurt our GDP which was sitting at a goodly 3% (it should be 2.2% in 2018).
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