Emerging technologies are reshaping our future
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MONITORING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Advances in machine learning are expected to have significant implications for the professions.
News about OpenAI's ChatGPT language model cite its impressive capabilities and potential applications of the model, such as its ability to generate human-like text, answer questions, and perform language-related tasks. Concerns about ChatGPT focus on the ethical and societal implications of using language models like ChatGPT, such as the potential for misinformation and the consequences for human jobs. Recent media outlets report on the progress and advancements of OpenAI and its language models, while others criticize the company for its funding and its potential to contribute to technological unemployment. VIEW ChatGPT: Everything you need to know (wired.com)
Nuclear is regaining it's social license with exciting news about SMRs and developments in fusion for energy.
Nuclear energy promises clean, reliable and safe source of energy that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Some however criticize nuclear energy for being costly and for its potential for nuclear accidents and the difficulty in managing nuclear waste. Media monitors the supply and demand of fossil fuels, concerns about global warming, and current advances in fusion and increasing interest in fission for energy. Messages about nuclear energy can be influenced by various factors such as the political leanings of the media source, the interests of its stakeholders, and public opinions on the issue. VIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8jzTwV-2o ALSO https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/15960970-could-global-energy-crises-lead-nuclear-renaissance
Lifelong learning and increasing expectations are transforming educational systems.
The impact of rapid change on people is recognition that learning must be a continuous, life long requirement. Humans fortunately have evolved with an extraordinary capacity to learn, to adapt. But the rate of change today is such as to challenge those organizations and professions that have supported learning, the education systems, public and private. They have become overwhelmed and confronted by technologies and increased expectations of the market for social and skill development. VIEW The Downfall of the Ivy League | Victor Davis Hanson | EP 325 - YouTube
Advances in the biosciences promise more precise and personalized medicine.
Personalized healthcare as the future of medicine, emphasizes its potential to provide tailored more precise treatments and improve patient outcomes. This approach highlights the benefits of using patient data and advanced technologies such as genomics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create personalized healthcare solutions. On the other hand, others raise concerns about privacy and security of patient data, the cost of personalized healthcare, and the unequal access to these technologies across populations. Also of interest is the current state and progress of personalized healthcare, including its implementation and adoption by healthcare systems, as well as its limitations and challenges. VIEW How AI Will Lead To More Personalized Healthcare Results - YouTube
Emerging technologies such as those cited above invite extreme perspectives, threats and opportunities, challenging the capacity of people and organizations, communities and economies to adapt. The rapid, broad, and impersonal feature of technology is cause to adjust, to change, to learn. The economic and social, professional and personal adjustments warranted take many forms, social and anti-social. Media messages often highlight the potential benefits of these technologies, such as increased efficiency and productivity, while others focus on the potential negative consequences, such as job loss and income inequality. These discussions often explore the ways in which these technologies are shaping various industries and societies, and the ways in which they are impacting people's lives.
IMPACT AND REQUEST
We are monitoring how emerging technologies are driving change and their impact on people and society, the economy and geo-politics. We and our partner - Troy Media, want to interview advocates for change, the leaders and the victims of e.g.: climate change, identity politics, energy transitions, healthcare reform, regulatory overhaul. Share your concerns, insights and recommendations. We are seeking stories of how people are adapting or not to change and the organizations that are or are not helping. Advances in technologies continue to shape our future for good or for otherwise. Are we vulnerable? Are our institutions capable of mitigating the risks of these technologies being used/abused in the interest of advancing utopian visions of post-modernism and identity politics? Do you have a story to tell? Let us know. Editor@KEInetwork.net
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