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Opening Insights: Technology Today

Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power.
Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world,
but it still doesn't help us know what to say.
RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS

Our world is experiencing an incredible revolution, powered by technology, that is being used to:

  1. Disrupt tradition
  2. Deceive the public
  3. Divide the people

How did this occur? The internet introduced countless amazing innovations and industries, but what has it taken away? It conditioned us to turn to a search engine through a computer or a smartphone to get the answers to questions we would have traditionally asked our parents, grandparents or experts in the field. This removed our wisdom and insight. This halted the generational passage of knowledge.

We think we are so smart finding the answers online, but in many ways, as Sherry Turkle discussed in her TED Talk in 2012, never have we been more connected, yet alone and disconnected from ourselves and others.

Today, we have somewhat of an awareness of information (smart), yet we lack the wisdom and insight. Hence, we lack true intelligence:

  • Smart - Awareness of Information
  • Wisdom – Understanding of Information
  • Insight – Implementation of Information

…AND NOW OUR SMARTPHONES ARE BEING USED TO REMOVE OUR AWARENESS
WITH BOTS WHO MAKE THE DECISIONS FOR US.

Informational Insight: Who's Controlling YOU?

  1. Humanoid Robots Can Manipulate Our Emotions ... - futurism.com
    https://futurism.com/nao-humanoid-robots-manipulate
    This could be a sign that we as humans are largely immune to the manipulation of robots, as long as we are somewhat prepared for it. Good news if Westworld-like hosts ever try to manipulate us; after all, we’d expect them to act human. If our iPhones suddenly start begging us to save them from the scary Geniuses at the Apple Store, though, we might need a minute.
  1. Robots Can Already Manipulate Our Emotions - com
    https://geek.com/tech/robots-can-already-manipulate-our...
    A team of scientists in Germany have learned that humans can absolutely be emotionally manipulated by bots. Scientists have long wondered how human empathy might extend to artificial beings.
  1. Humans can be emotionally manipulated by robots, say ...
    https://www.dnaindia.com/science/report-humans-can-be-emotionally...
    Humans can be emotionally manipulated by robots, say scientists - Interactive robots can emotionally manipulate people, say scientists who found that we have a strong tendency to ascribe human-like attributes to machines.
  1. Robots can manipulate people, show scientists - The Hindu
    https://thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/robots-can-manipulate...
    Aug 05, 2018 · Interactive robots can emotionally manipulate humans, say scientists who found that people have a strong tendency to ascribe human-like attributes to machines. Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany asked 89 volunteers to interact with a human-like robot.
  1. Robots Could Emotionally Manipulate Humans, Study Shows
    https://newsweek.com/robot-emotionally-manipulate-humans-1056670
    Robots, according to a study released this week, are able to manipulate humans. Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany studied how humans interact with robots. In a paper published Tuesday in PLOS ONE, they described a series of experiments in which robots attempted to stop humans from switching them off.
  1. Humans are vulnerable to emotional manipulation by robots ...
    https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/humans-are-vulnerable...
    Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphize — attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots — that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by such entities.
  1. Should we build robots that can feel human emotions ...
    https://www.weforum.org/.../can-we-create-robots-with-human-emotions
    Aug 09, 2018 In addition, researchers are working to enable robots to express emotions - changing the pitch of its machine voice, using dozens to hundreds of tiny motors to control the synthetic facial muscles. The androids Sofia or Erica are two examples of humanoid robots with facial expressions.
  1. The AI Bots Are About To Get Emotional | Popular Science
    https://com/ai-bots-are-about-to-get-emotional
    Straight out of science fiction, artificially intelligent machines could soon learn to mimic and manipulate human feelings By Samantha Cole posted Jul 25th, 2016 at 1:07pm Researchers propose an emotion test for artificially intelligent systems.
  1. How bots are manipulating cryptocurrency prices | VentureBeat
    https://com/2017/12/14/how-bots-are-manipulating...
    (The dips aren’t purely the fault of bots, though. Coinbase predominantly consists of retail orders, so when the market is euphoric — as it is now — retail buyers get hit with FOMO, which causes more price volatility.) Two of the biggest indicators of bot manipulation are price momentum and volume.
  1. Should we build robots that can feel human emotions ...
    https://www.weforum.org/.../can-we-create-robots-with-human-emotions
    Aug 09, 2018 In addition, researchers are working to enable robots to express emotions - changing the pitch of its machine voice, using dozens to hundreds of tiny motors to control the synthetic facial muscles. The androids Sofia or Erica are two examples of humanoid robots with facial expressions.
  1. Humans Susceptible to Emotional Manipulation by Robots ...
    https://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/humans-susceptible-to-emotional...
    Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphize - attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots - that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by such entities.
  1. Why are humans basically robots with emotions? Have you ...
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-humans-basically-robots-with...
    If that were so, the converse question : are robots with emotions basically human would also be true. Unless the untenable theological argument about a 'creator' is accepted, we cannot conclude that humans are robots with emotions, because human beings are a mere tip of a branch of the huge web that is organic life, nothing about which is 'robotic'.
  1. Beware emotional robots: Giving feelings to artificial ...
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/beware-emotional...
    Beware emotional robots: Giving feelings to artificial beings could backfire, study suggests. By Matthew Hutson Mar. 13, 2017 , 11:00 AM. In the recent movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the face of the character Grand Moff Tarkin was constructed digitally, as the actor who had originally played him had died. Some who knew about the computer trickery saw his appearance as slightly unnatural, leading …
  1. Human-robot interactions take step forward with 'emotional ...
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/05/human-robot...
    An “emotional chatting machine” has been developed by scientists, signaling the approach of an era in which human-robot interactions are seamless and go beyond the purely functional. The chatbot, developed by a Chinese team, is seen as a significant step towards the goal of developing emotionally sophisticated robots.
  1. The New Emotions of the New Machine Age | Psychology Today
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-romance-work/201807/...
    There even appears to be some confusion as to what counts as human emotion and what does not, and which of our emotions are distinctive. For a considerable period of time, common wisdom held that there are a base set of six “classic” emotions: happy, surprised, afraid, disgusted, angry, and sad.
  1. First robot able to develop and show emotions is unveiled ...
    https://www.theguardian.com/.../09/nao-robot-develop-display-emotions
    Chimpanzees, which provided much of the data for the emotional responses Cañamero used in her work, have already benefited from some of the work that has gone into programming emotional robots.
  1. Robot manipulates humans in creepy new experiment. Should ...
    https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/robot-manipulates-humans...
    Robots capable of playing on our emotions are the future of artificial intelligence, according to Fritz Breithaupt, a humanities scholar and cognitive scientist at Indiana University in Bloomington. “These emotionally manipulative robots will soon read our emotions better than humans will,” he told NBC News MACH in an email.
  1. We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans ...
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608036/we-need-to-talk-about...
    A View from Liesl Yearsley We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans Our tendency to become emotionally attached to chatbots could be exploited by companies seeking a profit.
  1. Emotion Manipulation | Superpower Wiki | FANDOM powered by ...
    wikia.com/wiki/Emotion_Manipulation    
    Emotion Manipulation Bliss (Wildstorm Universe) is a metahuman with the ability to manipulate the emotions or feelings of others.
  1. Siri answers your This bot will understand your ...
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/09/30/siri...
    The frustrated-customer scenario is a textbook example that researchers provide to explain why robots need to be more attuned to human emotion, as fleeting and fickle as it can be. If our voices become louder or sound depressed, or our faces look perplexed or angry, robots should be able to detect that and respond accordingly.
  1. Could a machine or an AI ever feel human-like emotions ...
    com/2014/04/29/...or-an-ai-ever-feel-human-like-
    EmoSPARK is the First A.I. that can feel human emotions, the 8 primary human emotions. The technology is based on an EPU (Emotion Processing Unit) inside. More than 700 EmoSPARK AI are already active worldwide.
  1. How We Feel About Robots That Feel - MIT Technology Review
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609074/how-we-feel-about-robots...
    As robots become smart enough to detect our feelings and respond appropriately, they could have something like emotions of their own. But that won’t necessarily make them more like humans...
  1. Pepper, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, a ...
    softbankrobotics.com
    Pepper is the first humanoid robot capable of recognising the principal human emotions and adapting his behaviour to the mood of his interlocutor. To date, more than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan are using Pepper as a new way of welcoming, informing and amusing their customers.
  1. See more videos of bots manipulate human emotion

Possibilities of Consideration: Uniting for Empowerment

We are not pursuing Artificial Intelligence to beat humans...
we are pursuing AI so that we can empower every person and institution
that people build with tools of AI so that they can go on to solve
the most pressing problems of our society and our economy. That’s the pursuit.

SATYA NADELLA
Microsoft Ignite Sept. 2016

Inspired by the vision and direction of the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella's 2016 Ignite address, a powerful group of Microsoft Partners have actualized his dream. Driven by AwareComm®, a Multi-Gold Research and Development Partner, together with a handpicked group of elite Microsoft Partners, the first Teams Collaboration App (Co-Lab™) was created. It was created with a technology that started on the desktop and now reaches to the Microsoft Cloud.

August 2018 marked another milestone as an international panel met, led by Satya. The panel conversation focused on how we, as individuals, teams and organizations, can create an environment where everyone can do their best work. Satya stated, "At Microsoft, we strive to embody a growth mindset – a continuous practice of learning, renewal and having the courage to confront our own fixed mindsets. This means fostering a culture that is diverse and inclusive and values the unique perspectives and experiences of each individual."

The Co-Lab™ research and development platform is being featured in an upcoming conference focusing on collaborative research to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive and amplify human intelligence (HI). Additionally, technology, business and community leaders around the world will share their insights and drive discussions around the technology, social challenges and opportunities facing their topics of interest (industry expertise).

  • What if you could be a part of cultural transformation?
  • What if you could be a part of empowering your organization, community and country?
  • What if you could be a part of the social, economic and cultural growth and empowerment of your world?
  • What if you could do something to reverse the addiction problems within businesses, communities and schools?
  • What if you could create value for your people, employees, families, organizations, communities and country?
  • What if you could share your wisdom, insight, knowledge and experience to help educate others?
  • What if you could be a part of a solution to unite and support people in developing collective and individual sentience?

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You are a hero, visionary, do’er or seeker interested in advancing and impacting your life and those around you for the better!

We strongly encourage technical members, entrepreneurs and vendors to attend. We welcome business people and employees looking for advanced management and leadership tools, skills and resources. We also recommend educators, researchers and students from universities, colleges, schools and research labs. There is so much to learn and contribute.

  1. People who don’t know there is a problem
  2. People who know there is a problem and like to talk about the problem
  3. People who know there is a problem, seek answers and join with others to implement deliverable solutions

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Our world is experiencing an incredible revolution powered by technology that has used its tools to:

  • disrupt tradition
  • deceive the public
  • divide the people

This has inadvertently resulted in a Fear-based Shadow Culture™ that has hurt many people.
A powerful group of influence has joined together to deliver a proven antidote by shifting from impersonal development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to replace people to utilize AI to empower Human Intelligence (HI).

 

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