Big Picture Science – Humans Need Not Apply

by Gary Niederhoff on April 16, 2012

You are one-of-a-kind, unique, indispensible… oh, wait, never mind! It seems that computer over there can do what you do … faster and with greater accuracy.

Yes, it’s silicon vs. carbon as intelligent, interactive machines out-perform humans in tasks beyond data-crunching. We’re not only building our successors, we’re developing emotional relationships with them. Find out why humans are hard-wired to be attached to androids.

Also, the handful of areas where humans still rule… as pilots, doctors and journalists. Scratch that! Journalism is automated too – tune in for a news story written solely by a machine.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Computer-Human Interaction
Part 2: The Future of CGI
Part 3: Computer Journalists
Part 4: Computers Need Not Apply
Part 5: Human Astronaut
Part 6: Human-Computer Interaction

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