Changing AI Development With EFFECT.AI

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“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We're nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” —Larry Page

At the exponential rate at which the world is moving, it could be an entirely different thing in the next decade in terms of technology. It's leaving humanity dead in it's wake and people are worried about this, I was too until further reading and researching damaged my ignorance entirely. People are always of the opinion that they technology is coming for our jobs and are scared for the future but what I say is "Let Them Have It". People tend to forget one thing, human itself is evolving as technology is also evolving. It may not be totally clear as in the way of technology but on a society oriened level. Both are indispensable of one another.
When people hear AI (Artificial Intelligence) Their first thought in displaying its disadvantages is saying it has significantly reduced division of labour thus making many out of job, saying jobs opportunities haven't been as numerous as in the 70's, 80's, 90's and what they refuse to mention is how AI has created another means of job opportunities that has not been around in those years. Who was blogging on a steemit blockchain in the 80's? Who was earning from posting videos online as we have on YouTube then?? Was there ever freelancing job online then? No!!*. All these are questions to dispute the fact that AI is a threat but rather a necessary useful tool for the betterment of human beings and blockchain will only make it more useful and better. So this brings us to a concept called EFFECT.AI
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The EFFECT.AI team is pioneering a project which introduces a free to all, decentralized network that provides services in the AI market. They termed this project THE EFFECT NETWORK. They are bringing this amazing project to a lot of people, that is why it is decentralized and this creates jobs for such people. This project is made totally free in 3 phases which means no fees is paid, having a low barrier of entry that runs on a NEO block chain that brings fast growth to its users.
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Th first phase is an Effect Mechanical Turk which is an amazing service to help challenge Mturk-Oriented platforms with the goal of training AI services. By joining EFFECT.AI, you'll be tasked to help with this advancement. These are minor tasks which includes labeling things, transcribing an audio, sorting images. Works that are burdensome but very simple. They are difficult to perform because there are no permanent employers assigned to them. These is where AI should come in and help since it is perfect for them to complete. While people will say these advancement will deprive people doing it of the financial which is otherwise very small before, it will benefit the advancement of many social services and open projects organizations who do not have the financial capability to pay people to do them but wants to provide a very valuable service to the public. Can also help individual who owns small businesses and are unable to perform all operations nor pay other people to do small tasks that can take a lot of time thus saving his time and money.

The second phase is the Effect Smart Market which provides a decentralized market where people can buy and sell AI algorithms and services. EFFECT.AI does not only provide services that will enable you to train AIs, but also plan to initiate a totally decentralized market where you'll be allowed to buy or sell trained AIs. Software market is already up there in terms of transactions and it can only get better as it will allow smaller developers to be rewarded for their works. This decentralized blockchain is interested in creating an expansion in the opportunities created and also making it more efficient for all parties involved.

The third and last phase is the Effect Power where computational power required to carry out deep learning frameworks and AI algorithms are distributed.

Just think yourself of being a developer who already made a AI robot to help integrate to a website to answer FAQs. It'd not be so cool to just introduce it to the world. It requires training and testing to ascertain you have been successful in the creation. EFFECT.AI helps you to train it and provide an instant access to a ready made community that is ready to give their honest feedback of their experience, then using their computed dat, you can improve your robot. As we all know machines are never 100% efficient, their data can go a long way in helping your robot to answer almost 97% of questions without issues. And these people also help train your robot question asked in a different ways but requires the same answers.

EFFECT.AI being a decentralized network places the power to develop powerful softwares in the hands of people that can use AI to enhance our lives greatly creating more job opportunities thus squashing the belief that AI takes away human job as it creates an even better ones for us.
I personally see AI taking works that was never really wanted in the first place and providing higher value job in return.

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I Think AI will be as intelligent as their creators are, but they will never be able to give the AI a spirit like humans have, that was one of my arguments with a Professor who was pushing the idea that AI would replace humans at the work force. My argument earned me a C+, but I take it because I know how unique human beings really are.