Whenever some politician talks about “bringing back the good manufacturing jobs” that’s what they’re talking about: trying to bring that 2% back to America, in the form of a few thousand new jobs. Jobs that would only exist with the help of heavy subsidies from the government, and would die off the moment the government quit paying those subsidies.

I don’t agree with all of his solutions, but the premise is compelling. We need to skate to where the puck is going to be; Drumpf is currently doing the opposite.

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/we-cant-bring-back-the-old-manufacturing-jobs-12214a0ab057#.ksat52y1d

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  1. Dave Turner The “just make everyone program” thing seems a little pat to me, but I can attest to the fact that my own company has a really hard time finding qualified developers. Not to mention, huge swaths of our dev and IT staff are all from various parts of Asia. Booting out “immigrants” would basically leave us unable to get any work done.

  2. < ![CDATA[Dave Turner The "just make everyone program" thing seems a little pat to me, but I can attest to the fact that my own company has a really hard time finding qualified developers. Not to mention, huge swaths of our dev and IT staff are all from various parts of Asia. Booting out "immigrants" would basically leave us unable to get any work done.]]>

  3. Sure. But AI will be doing that better than humans in the not-too-distant future.

    From an article I wrote last week:
    “After play ended each day, a meta-algorithm analyzed what holes the pros had identified and exploited in Libratus’ strategy,” Sandholm explained. “It then prioritized the holes and algorithmically patched the top three using the supercomputer each night. This is very different than how learning has been used in the past in poker. Typically, researchers develop algorithms that try to exploit the opponent’s weaknesses. In contrast, here the daily improvement is about algorithmically fixing holes in our own strategy.”

    http://www.cio.com/article/3164228/artificial-intelligence/in-major-ai-win-libratus-beats-four-top-poker-pros.html

  4. < ![CDATA[Sure. But AI will be doing that better than humans in the not-too-distant future. From an article I wrote last week: "After play ended each day, a meta-algorithm analyzed what holes the pros had identified and exploited in Libratus' strategy," Sandholm explained. "It then prioritized the holes and algorithmically patched the top three using the supercomputer each night. This is very different than how learning has been used in the past in poker. Typically, researchers develop algorithms that try to exploit the opponent's weaknesses. In contrast, here the daily improvement is about algorithmically fixing holes in our own strategy." http://www.cio.com/article/3164228/artificial-intelligence/in-major-ai-win-libratus-beats-four-top-poker-pros.html]]>

  5. Wait until the trucking industry is blown up disrupted. I was just talking to a C-level guy at a trucking startup in Seattle, and he says it’s coming way faster than anyone expects.

    Trucking is the number one employer in a lot of states in America.

    I haven’t heard any politicians talking about this.

  6. < ![CDATA[Wait until the trucking industry is blown up disrupted. I was just talking to a C-level guy at a trucking startup in Seattle, and he says it’s coming way faster than anyone expects.
    Trucking is the number one employer in a lot of states in America.
    I haven’t heard any politicians talking about this.]]>

  7. < ![CDATA[The trucking industry is more than just drivers, and other jobs in that industry are in modernity's crosshairs. For example, truck dispatching and freight brokering are still largely people work.]]>