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Virtual Reality Simulated Job Interviews
#1
From http://insights.globalspec.com/article/6...-land-jobs comes an application to assist U.S. veterans practicing job interviews. The simulated interviewer can be one of six different genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds; these can emulate three behavioral dispositions or interview styles, and can be placed in a variety of interchangeable background job contexts.

Not to sound like an anti-technology Luddite, but how long before a company uses one of these to actually interview a job applicant? And then let's take it another step. Suppose the job seeker builds an interactive holographic reproduction (see http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-...heyre-gone ) of her/himself. Then the job seeker could launch an Internet agent scouring for job openings, and the employer could use their VR interviewer to interview the applicant's interactive hologram.

(I either need a life or s/b writing Science Fiction to be thinking these things)
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Wow, that sounds like something right out of science fiction! I'm glad it's being used for good, instead of, say, replacing the jobs of people like those at hotel front desks, receptionists, and other people-oriented jobs. I hope that doesn't come next though.
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#3
Its a comfort we've picked a future proof career, isn't it?

... At least until the Internet becomes conscience and the kitchen IoT rise up and wipe us out. Good post @rrroberts

We already have online/semi robotic GP's and various other jobs - @Yozora - the Japanese are way ahead of it all and  responsible for this - and this is a few years ago now, I haven't kept up with it. I know there was another discussion in the community about the possibilities of tech making life death decisions and having the weapons to carry out the death part...

I imagine the toaster texting his drone buddy with the hellfire missiles - tech will no longer be benign when we arm it and give it freedom to make its own mind up - I wonder how far along AI is to actually give it a mind....

...OMG... Quantum computing, that will be the real singularity - Write the book... it could be the next Neuromancer.
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(10-23-2017, 09:29 AM)c0nvct Wrote: Good I imagine the toaster texting his drone buddy with the hellfire missiles - tech will no longer be benign when we arm it and give it freedom to make its own mind up - I wonder how far along AI is to actually give it a mind....

...OMG... Quantum computing, that will be the real singularity - Write the book... it could be the next Neuromancer.
Thanks for the reply - put a much needed smile on my face.

Must confess - never read Neuromancer (only seen movie made of Gibson's book "Johnny Mnemonic"), but have rough idea of what it is about. "toaster texting" just made me think of the movie "Demon Seed".

Ever read Isaac Asimov's robotic novels? All of the robots are ruled by the 3 Laws of Robotics:
"A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law." 

Any A.I. should have these hard-wired into its code, possibly as a 3 bit cost function (1 bit/law). Will industry do it? Probably not, especially if A.I. is used to replace human workers (could be interpreted as violation of 1st Law). Even if there was an International Agreement to adhere, some political leader may decide to pull out because "it's some socialist plot to destroy competitiveness" (sideways reference to recent development by an elected official). It's actually a little scary w/ the headlong rush of A.I. and IoT, not of the technology itself, but of the possible consequences not being addressed prior to implementation. I can see it now - when it starts hitting the fan industry will then try to build in controls.
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Yep, the 3 laws were very well thought out and never going to happen. iRobot (I enjoyed it) but imagine what happens when machines build machines. The first wave or military autonomous killing hardware almost certainly wouldn't have those kind of safeguards, and we've got to trust
  • A: Governments not to pull a flanker 
  • B: Corporations not to pull a flanker
  • C: Some nerd in moms basement - yes, not to pull a flanker and C.1 not to be a wanker
... lets face it, we've got an extinction coming one way or another Bomb Maybe humanity 2.0 will learn by our mistakes.

Hey, this is from 2015 but it's an interesting and there are a few signers of this that you'll recognize:

https://futureoflife.org/open-letter-aut...s-weapons/ 

I have actually downloaded quite a lot from the cyberpunk genre, I've much reading to catch up with. I haven't read any Issac Asimov, yet. It's on the list. I liked Johnny Mnemonic even if it did almost kill the movement stone dead. I just downloaded the 1984 Bladerunner to watch before the new Bladerunner 2049 - Have you seen it yet? I think it flopped at the box office because many hadn't seen the first B.runner - critics were giving it very good reviews - whatever, its all relative. 

Futurism is a passion, technology is, I enjoy philosophy and even though everything thing just points to 1984 actually happening, I still rather hope we get our s*** together as a species.  Unknown

Perhaps there is a fun Blog article that someone could put together on these subjects for the GigaRocket blog...
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(10-24-2017, 09:57 AM)c0nvct Wrote: Yep, the 3 laws were very well thought out and never going to happen. iRobot (I enjoyed it) but imagine what happens when machines build machines. The first wave or military autonomous killing hardware almost certainly wouldn't have those kind of safeguards, and we've got to trust
  • A: Governments not to pull a flanker 
  • B: Corporations not to pull a flanker
  • C: Some nerd in moms basement - yes, not to pull a flanker and C.1 not to be a wanker
... lets face it, we've got an extinction coming one way or another Bomb Maybe humanity 2.0 will learn by our mistakes.

Hey, this is from 2015 but it's an interesting and there are a few signers of this that you'll recognize:

https://futureoflife.org/open-letter-aut...s-weapons/ 

I have actually downloaded quite a lot from the cyberpunk genre, I've much reading to catch up with. I haven't read any Issac Asimov, yet. It's on the list. I liked Johnny Mnemonic even if it did almost kill the movement stone dead. I just downloaded the 1984 Bladerunner to watch before the new Bladerunner 2049 - Have you seen it yet? I think it flopped at the box office because many hadn't seen the first B.runner - critics were giving it very good reviews - whatever, its all relative. 

Futurism is a passion, technology is, I enjoy philosophy and even though everything thing just points to 1984 actually happening, I still rather hope we get our s*** together as a species.  Unknown

Perhaps there is a fun Blog article that someone could put together on these subjects for the GigaRocket blog...
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Afraid you may be right on 3 laws - as a species we don't have that much discipline. But extinction? I don't know, I doubt it (I'm 61, remember cold war, 1968 Czechoslovakia, etc.).  On the other hand, I fear a new Dark Ages.  People in U.S. very science illiterate.

2015 sounds right on the article (1st I seen that one) - various IEEE e-zines had actual debate on topic about the same time.

Blade Runner 1982 I've seen, good movie (but could use some work in tech details). Wonder if Bladerunner 2049 will detail what happened to Rachel, how long she lived? (came across interesting robotic article will be posting)

As far as 1984 actually happening, can see elements now - Corporate Newspeak (or if you prefer, Corporate duckspeak), at least here in U.S. w/ Corporations 'controlling' Congress through Political Action Committees (I post very little, if any of that here - figure it may not belong).  As an example, the debate on Net Neutrality, which has been around for YEARS - big name cable companies want to kill it, their lobbyists tell us it will be good for us. They claim it will remove government control of free speech (what they don't say it will hand it over to Corporate control).

One of my biggest tech disappointments?  U.S. didn't follow through after the Lunar Landings.  Such a waste.  Ideally back in the 60s should have continued lifting body program, then space station, then landings.  We could have been on Mars by now.
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I'm in the UK and the QoS as it were is dependant on your postal code. I was lucky to be born where I am though now look back and realise what opportunities I wasted. Recently I visited my old school for the first time in around 20 years. Can't say I wasn't shock with how much it had grown, easily doubled in size. The college is on the same grounds and that had also grown.

I don't think anyone with the internet has an excuse not to have at least a certain level of education. Science was one of the subjects I enjoyed, that and design and technology.

I only remember the latter part of the cold war, I'm 41 now, and yes, if anything good came from the war it was the space program and the internet. Some things should have more global interest, and if that isn't going to be led by governments because they're always so suspicious of each other, then perhaps the private sector will achieve it. Now that there is a commercial interests, I hope that space exploration programs will be revived.

I'm happy that someone like Elon Musk is leading the way with his vision. It takes people like him, and Gates even, people with a vision to do these things and the money to back it up.

Of course they will only make the effort if it is financially viable, but that is much better than not at all, it's money that can go into research and development for other stuff. I watched a documentary on the new Tesla factory, it was very impressive. Pretty much automated as well. I know that means less factory jobs, but it makes jobs available in lots of different areas.

There are never any quick and fast answers to the problems we face in society.

Yes, Rachel, I wonder if she'll reappear, the story says that they new blade runner has to find Harrison - he went in to hiding with her so it's possible. I'm not watching anything that gives the story away too much. I think it was made in 1982 or 84 - I think it was way ahead of its time. I don't remember how old I was the first time I watched it or my reaction to it. I enjoyed it a lot though, warts and all.

I rather hope that extinction will be avoided. I was watching a science documentary on asteroid impacts the night before writing that post. It covered the impact thought to have killed off the dinosaurs and evidence that its not the first mass extinction even the world has gone through.

They went to a lab where the scientists we're using the huge gas propelled gun to fire projectiles into a vacuum container with various materials to see how they reacted to impacts. The bigger idea being how to destroy meteors or asteroids. Mostly it turned on massive rock in to 5 or 6 huge rocks.

They we're looking at different options methods - this is where commercial space exploration might be helpful. Most asteroids are full of precious metals and ripe for harvest.

We have come a long way in a short time, there is no doubt. A new Dark Age is a frightening thought. It would be mayhem. Genesis talked about how life is cheap to criminals and how they are becoming more ruthless in S.Africa. It was a thread I posted about China and their face recognition system amongst other stuff. It linked to a blog post you might find interesting.

Anyway, I'm trying to get my head around compiling NginX at the moment, maybe I'll get another tutorial written for the VPS users here and elsewhere.
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(10-27-2017, 12:04 PM)c0nvct Wrote: realise what opportunities I wasted
Don't beat yourself up for that - realizing these things is called growing up, learning from your mistakes, and gaining wisdom.

By that definition, I am very learned and wise. Wink
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This is extremely far fetched, anyone wanting to hire a good, well mannered employee shouldn't use it. That is if it ever get's to be mainstream, which it can't since there isn't really money in it. I think, and know this is what I think, is going to happen, people in one town are going to do it, then realize how dumb it is then stop, and that's if it does catch on. I suggest that you find a different source of news.
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(11-12-2017, 05:21 PM)Johnluke Wrote: This is extremely far fetched, anyone wanting to hire a good, well mannered employee shouldn't use it. That is if it ever get's to be mainstream, which it can't since there isn't really money in it. I think, and know this is what I think, is going to happen, people in one town are going to do it, then realize how dumb it is then stop, and that's if it does catch on. I suggest that you find a different source of news.
The program is a "simulated interviewer" for helping applicants practicing job interviewing.  Give it a few years, wouldn't surprise me if it becomes practice to use these things for actual interviews.  Currently large companies required a resume in MS Word or PDF format.  Resumes can be "read" by s/w for weeding out.  This is why professionals are encouraged to use keywords in the their resumes.
  




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