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Who are his potential buyers, if no one reads, as he claims?
Believe me there is nothing more scary than 24 angry players with huge repair bills, and no epic loot.....
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I want to develop a small iPhone applications, I dont have a mac to develop nor an iPhone (I want to build apps for friends, family).
What is the approximate cost or investment I need to start developing?, cause the article mentioned around $20,000 which I don't think it applies to the applications I'm planning, but for starting who much will it be?
Robots will do all the restocking of the shelves and cashiers in stores, there will probably be McRobots instead of McDonalds.
Why would we use a very expensive robot to do menial work that a human with minimum wage can do?
No, the ones that should be worried are the ones that their work could not only be replaced but improved by a robot, see lets say some architect which has a huge salary, a robot with his abilities would replace him and save money for the company.
I think that when that happens humans will be the ones doing the menial work, not robots
Why? because human computing its not based on producing the best and optimal result, it produces a set of results that are likely to be right. You could link every single one computer in the world and still you wouldn't have the same computing power.
Exactly this behavior is what AI is studying, because in most cases finding the optimal solution using the traditional ways its impossible on a short time, but maybe we dont need the optimal solution, just one good enough for the purpose.
Take for example walking, the human brain does not compute the movement of each step precisely, it only says "ok this step is good enough for not falling", and sometimes very few times we fall, or trip, why? because of that non optimal solution, yet those non optimal solutions solve the problem very well and could be applied for most of our actions.
Computing power has nothing to do with AI, important yes but not crucial to AI, there are things that are better solved using computing power than AI (like complex calculations), and there are other problems that are only solved by AI
actually you don't even need a robot to replace some menial work.....
A lot of works could be replaced by a simple script, since most work are just some modification or a repeating task
We are investigating robots in order to reproduce the hardwork that requires thinking, so that the discovery and generation of knowledge becomes faster and of better quality, replacing the human work, will only be a happy consequence
Having coded and released applications for Blackberry, Nokia, and other java based platform I know that in order for your application to get the best of the phone you need to use the specific API of each vendor, so at the end you must have very different code for each platform....
So if you are loosing the multiplatform code, then I see no actual reason to use java, and maybe change for a faster and more efficient languaje.
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