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David dlochrin at key.net.au
Tue Feb 5 13:08:51 AEDT 2019

On 4/02/2019 9:51 pm, Stephen Loosley wrote:

> The United States and China are battling for dominance not just when it comes to the internet, but other, interrelated technologies including 5G and artificial intelligence.
> AI in particular is a technology that is seen as crucial to supporting future industries and one that will partly shape the way the internet looks in the future. AI is a broad term that encompasses the development of algorithms that are able to adapt and learn, which could boost the automation of many tasks. AI can be applied to many industries globally.

As Karl Marx observed, every area of human activity exists in a state of tension between forces of integration and disintegration.

What might be those forces in a world where much of daily life is managed by AI and super-fast 5G network communication?

There's a relationship between complexity (and the efficiencies it may bring) and vulnerability, and it will be interesting to see how that plays out.

David L.

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