Artificial intelligence is the future of humanity?

This blog post is an experiment. This is how the post was generated:

  1. I set the task to an AI writing Engine (GPT-2 generation) by seeding the first line in the text: “Artificial intelligence is the future of humanity, but we should be careful pursuing our goals.”
  2. Then, I generated multiple answers (all different)
  3. I ignored some clearly irrelevant versions
  4. I removed some parts that were either incomplete or meaningless/irrelevant
  5. I have compiled this article with all the answers arranged in the order I preferred
  6. I checked its grammar using Grammarly–another grammar AI (and made no other changes)
  7. I ran the plagiarism check (with Grammarly) but found no issues with the text.

Now, let’s see what how AI completes this text. Let me know if you think this makes sense. Below is AI-generated text only except for my comments marked ‘AK.’

Artificial intelligence is the future of humanity but we should be careful pursuing our goals. Artificial Intelligence does not mean that machines can have perfect consciousness, rather it means they cannot think and reason at all so humans must continue to strive for a more intelligent human being. “I believe artificial intelligences are on their way here in 2017… therefore this could give birth both towards technological breakthroughs like self-driving cars and deep learning which will transform business with AI into other industries including financial services.” – Richard Dawkins

Artificial intelligence is the future of humanity but we should be careful pursuing our goals. But how does AI help you? Can a self-driving car take over your job or would it just make life difficult for workers if they were driving on their own? Will these developments change who people are with regards to hiring and employment, which in turn will affect wages/costs etc.? (AK: Good questions.)

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Playing More Serious Chess

And don’t think I only have funny games… this one was really exciting (I am playing black):

https://lichess.org/ReS7OWgf3BOq

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The Best Chess Game I Ever Played

I am just kidding… my opponent blundered in the beginning and, after that, it was just a joke.

I even considered winning the game without losing one piece… but that didn’t work as expected.

Anyway, this funny game is here (I am playing for Whites):

https://lichess.org/KHYaKkRLcWrR

Have you ever won a game without losing one piece?

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The Slowest Growth on Record for the Nation’s Population

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2021 national and state population estimates and components of change released, the population of the United States grew in the past year by 392,665, or 0.1%, the lowest rate since the nation’s founding. The slow rate of growth can be attributed to decreased net international migration, decreased fertility, and increased mortality due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Highlights:

  • The largest net domestic migration gains were in Florida (220,890), Texas (170,307) and Arizona (93,026).
  • With a population of 29,527,941 in 2021, Texas had the largest annual and cumulative numeric gain, increasing by 310,288 (1.1%) and 382,436 (1.3%), respectively.
  • New York had the largest annual and cumulative numeric population decline, decreasing by 319,020 (1.6%) and 365,336 (1.8%), respectively.
  • Over the past year, the District of Columbia’s population declined by 2.9%, or 20,043 residents, to a population of 670,050 in 2021. This was the largest annual percent decrease in the nation.
  • Three states had populations above 20 million in 2021: California (39,237,836), Texas (29,527,941) and Florida (21,781,128). New York dropped below 20 million people in the last year, decreasing from 20,154,933 to 19,835,913.
  • All 50 states and the District of Columbia saw positive net international migration. Florida (38,590), Texas (27,185) and New York (18,307) had the largest population gains from net international migration.
  • Twenty-five states experienced natural decrease in 2021, where there were more deaths than births. This was attributed to further decreases in fertility combined with increased mortality. Florida had the highest natural decrease at 45,248, followed by Pennsylvania (30,878) and Ohio (-15,811).
  • In 2021, 20 states and the District of Columbia lost residents via net domestic migration. Largest domestic migration losses were in California (-367,299), New York (-352,185) and Illinois (-122,460).

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Engineering and science doctorate recipients in the United States from 1957 to 2017

The graph below (link) shows the number of science and engineering doctorate recipients in the United States from 1957 to 2017. The number has increased from 8,611 in 1957 to 54,664 in 2017, a 6.3x increase.

Over the same time, the US population increased from 172M to 325M in 2017 (link), or by 1.9x. 

I hope they all found the right place to apply their skills and knowledge.

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