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Old 01-07-2017, 10:38 AM
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Even that will progress slowly. We still need another fundamental breakthrough or at least several small breakthroughs before AI is capable of replacing anything but repetitive tasks.


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The argument I've made re: the AI things (about something else, but it came up again with this story)

There is one thing people can do that programs cannot: take the blame

Someone ultimately has to be responsible. Even if the program "made the decision", the person who decided to allow the AI to do that is ultimately responsible.
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Maybe Watson can replace Data Scientists.
I think the machines will "replace" Data Scientists, even without AI.

The"art" of modeling usually involves making a bunch of finite decisions to improve an objective goal. It takes a lot of knowledge to choose the right algorithms and months to refine your solution. But a program could do all that.

Then the scientist just needs to set up the problem and interpret the results.
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I'd say actuaries are among the last to be replaced, since we're basically a mix of regulatory filers, money lenders, and a sanity check on wealth management. Being professionally boring is hard to improve upon.

AI will be solving impossible math problems, running the stock market, writing symphonies, performing surgery, and inventing a time traveling iphone before they take our jobs.
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Wow, look at all those things a Data Scientist can do.

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The argument I've made re: the AI things (about something else, but it came up again with this story)

There is one thing people can do that programs cannot: take the blame

Someone ultimately has to be responsible. Even if the program "made the decision", the person who decided to allow the AI to do that is ultimately responsible.
Can we start a nomination by petition for the SOA board?
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I'll leave the AI to do that. Seems pretty repetitive to me.
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Does Watson have a bamboo ceiling? Exactly.
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