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Robots predict future better than humans

On the back of developing machine-learning tools and creating the new interdisciplinary scientific discipline "retrospective futurology," AI will initially study the history of all forecasts and predictions, derive general patterns, and then learn how to predict the future better than humans. "Retrospective futurology" will be taught in universities as a core subject of both social and technical sciences. What could be more exciting than studying past people’s view of the future! Unfortunately, many professional futurists and prognosticators will remain unemployed and without grants. Except for cases when it’s necessary to predict totally unreal phenomena beyond the scope of machine logic.

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James Eck I would love a robot as good as Ray Kurzweil to be around by the time his time is up or else it will be a sad loss for the World. I would like to immortalize Kurzweil's skills of analyzing the past to predict the future! I would read those updates every day to share with my friends who don't understand the AI Futurist's jargon. I think THAT will be the purpose of future Futurists: to explain what the AI is predicting to the simple folk so they don't freak out and go bezerk over any grave predictions. There will be some grave predictions and they will have to be delivered with empathy towards the viewer. AI just can't empathize as well as humans. It just can't.
09 Jun 2020
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DohShinobi But would humans then believe robot fortune tellers?
17 May 2020
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James Eck DohShinobi, you know those who believe in superstitions will. Maybe in China and India or other Asian countries. Think of the day when they add robots to their temples to help the monks with their rituals. It'll be basic before they really get it ingrained into their faith. Nothing can stop innovation.
09 Jun 2020
Christopher Sweezey A prediction about the future of futurism -- it's futureception!
06 Feb 2019
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