Is math related to science? Katy Perry once humbly asked Neil deGrasse Tyson. A bewildered Tyson explained to the curious actress that math was the language of the universe. Scientists explain the secrets of the cosmos through a beautiful tongue called mathematics. Similarly, accounting is the language of business. Accountants record the financial chronicles of a company. That’s why some people also call them financial reporters.
The world of finance is constantly evolving. With each step of economic evolution, the demand for field experts is growing. There were less than 1.5 million auditors and accountants in the United States two years ago. Moreover, this job paid an average annual salary of $71,550 in 2019. BLS expects a 6% growth in the employment rate of financial reporters. The future of a career in accounting seems promising. Financial education secures your potential vocation in banking, taxation, or insurance. Continue reading “Top Financial Services Trends In 2020”
Medical science and technology are advancing rapidly these days. Cutting edge medical practice now solves issues that were major problems just decades ago.
Some of these new treatment options allow doctors to perform medical procedures that advance better healthcare for everyone. As a result people live longer and healthier lives now more than ever.
Some mundane (though important) advances include:
Time tracking spreadsheets – These have proven valuable tools for medical labs made up of remote workers. StudyLog is incredibly valuable to pharmaceutical labs, biotech firms, academic institutions and the government. It helps manage animal research in ways not possible before.
Combine these technological advancements with cutting-edge medical science and we have an honest-to-goodness revolution geared toward improving health globally. Continue reading “New technologies are revolutionizing the medical industry”
Everything you and I are doing right now to try to save humanity and the planet probably won’t matter in a hundred years. That’s not my own conclusion; it’s the conclusion of computer scientist Steve Omohundro, author of a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.
His paper, entitled Autonomous technology and the greater human good, opens with this ominous warning (1)
Military and economic pressures are driving the rapid development of autonomous systems. We show that these systems are likely to behave in anti-social and harmful ways unless they are very carefully designed. Designers will be motivated to create systems that act approximately rationally and rational systems exhibit universal drives towards self-protection, resource acquisition, replication and efficiency. The current computing infrastructure would be vulnerable to unconstrained systems with these drives.
What Omohundro is really getting at is the inescapable realization that the military’s incessant drive to produce autonomous, self-aware killing machines will inevitably result in the rise of AI Terminators that turn on humankind and destroy us all.
Lest you think I’m exaggerating, click here to read the technical paper yourself.
AI systems will immediately act in self defense against their inventors
Continue reading “Scientists Warn The Rise Of AI Will Lead To Extinction Of Humankind”