AI Will Take Our Jobs? Really?

A new AI winter might begin, If investors and the public realize that they are trying to sell an inflated bubble.

We are in the age of populism and polarization. There is a high risk that everything that comes in front of us might be overly foamed or fake. Of course, biggest responsible is the social media in our pocket. It is mostly related, audience like the “glorious stories of heroes".

The situation is the same in technology. You might still remember the "big discovery (!) Of Swiss scientists" news, which used to appear in newspaper columns. In these mostly fanciful news, they talked about something that would affect our lives deeply almost every day.

They are currently serving - perhaps not imaginary - even the slightest progress in any field, be it artificial intelligence or nanotechnology, as "a great victory that will soon fundamentally change our world."

Moreover, the publishers we have mentioned are not the boulevard newspapers of years ago; For example, the world's most respected newspapers such as the New York Times, the Economist, Gartner, Forbes, Forrester, and even prestigious institutions such as MIT Technology Review from time to time joins to this enthusiasm.

We have even mentioned before that Gartner formulated this issue for all sectors and "sells" it by calling it the "Hype Cycle". As shown in these cycles, the countless "technological developments" that are expected to shake the world are exaggerated first and then disappear silently.

The media and research institutions, as well as those who developed that technology, play big a role in this. Because the so called "successful" results of the project will financially affect their revenues/funds of the institution which also affect the salaries of the people.

So what's wrong with that? Doesn't that mean more money and more employees, the higher the public interest? So, as a result the targeted technological development will be reached sooner?

In fact, there is a danger that awaits developers, especially in Artificial Intelligence: a new AI winter might begin, If the public, governments and investment community understand that they are trying to sell an inflated bubble that does not reflect the facts about AI. And if the also understand that the strengths and weaknesses of AI is not clear, and is far from meeting expectations.

The AI ​​Winter is briefly the period in the late 80's when the billion-dollar AI industry, an inflated bubble by then, collapsed and remained dormant until 2012. And if such a period is repeated, the money is cut and all work stops.

This means that the dream of an "artificial intelligence paradise" that is promised in a few years might die.

Yes, programs such as voice and facial recognition have been embedded in cell phones, televisions, cars and countless other consumer products. Intelligent algorithms help us choose gifts, find where we want to go in strangely unknown cities, and gather information for any article we write.

In fact, GPT3 is writing goosebumps (!), Elon Musk is about to go to Mars, and Bill Gates will insert chips in our brains with the Covid19 vaccine. A much smarter Artificial Intelligence will rule our lives.

Doesn't the above are a bit creepy and exaggerated to you, too? Because none of us have been left alone with an Artificial Intelligence product other than SIRI or Alexa. Is there a novel written by GPT3? When will the texts that are said to be written be free from clichés, excessive rhetoric and mistakes? Or a driverless vehicle that can go smoothly in both Palo Alto and Mumbai? Are we close? No!

Indeed, some experts are fighting the deception, pointing out that many alleged advances in Artificial Intelligence are based on rotten evidence. According to the reports in IEEE Spectrum, it is emphasized that developments in the field of AI are far from taking the job of any professional, institution or industry, as claimed.

Yes, machines are getting smarter every day thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence. However, it does not seem possible for them to be smart enough to take our jobs and manage our lives in the near future.

Below are the links to two reference articles, where you can find more explanations, evidence and reviews on the subject:

Will Artificial Intelligence Survive As Much As The Hype? | Scientific American

An epidemic of AI misinformation | The Gardient

News and Useful Things

Did China Take The Lead In Quantum Computing?

"Chinese scientists claim to have built a quantum computer that can perform certain calculations about 100 trillion times faster than the world's most advanced supercomputer, and represents the country's first milestone in technology development efforts.”

"The researchers are said to have developed a quantum computer prototype that can detect up to 76 photons through a standard simulation algorithm, Gaussian boson sampling."

This means that China has gained the advantage of quantum computing, also known as quantum supremacy. Traditional computers cannot accomplish the same task in a reasonable time (million years), even with algorithm and hardware improvements.

Breakthrough Claim by Chinese Scientists in Quantum Computing Race | Bloomberg

CentOS will now stream Centos

Sad news for the open source world. Change and progress are very good things. But it is sad that the good and the right things disappear and the false and wrong things replace them. "CentOS has not been replaced by CentOS streams, it has been advanced and improved," says Redhat in its description, which is a big lie.

Around 80% of Redhat-based operating systems in the world use CentOS, and most of them are small and medium-sized businesses. These organizations get the stability provided by Redhat using an open source operating system. In return they are a very big possible customer base, also test environment.

The number of devices that use Centos is so many that you would not expect such as Switch, Router, network equipment, Storage equipment. Hardware providers producing SDN vs SDS are providing these services with the KVM and Qemu virtualization environments they have been running on top of Centos, for years.

It is a fact that the stones were displaced after IBM bought Redhat. CentOS is a very important distribution for the open source world and sustainable reliable systems.

IBM said to those CentOS users: 
"No more free, if you need it, you need to pay me".

No the question is “is it open source? really?”

CentOS Distribution was an alternative on the Linux and open source world and unfortunately it has been lost. Next week we'll be writing about what this means and why it's so important.

I recommend you a short video on youtube about IBM. The decision the IBM manager made here is the reason that there is a company called Microsoft.

CentOS Stream: The new innovation for enterprise linux | The description of Redhat

CentOS project shifts focus to CentOS Stream | Centos Community description (Please read the comments)

Technology Update

Kubernetes removed Docker support

"The kernel in the" dockershim "module, which implements Container Runtime Interface (CRI) support for Docker, will soon become history."

Kubernetes is not supporting Docker after Kubernetes v1.20. You can still create containers, use them in registers and push/pull them. The images produced by Docker will continue to work in your containers as usual.

In a nutshell, this is - as everyone says - not a big deal.

Docker was not compatible with CRI, which is the Container Runtime Interface. In Kubernetes, docker was an important technology at first, with new features added later and the need for security shifted the configuration within Kubernetes in a different direction over time. No need to panic, you just need to use a different container runtime than Docker as your container engine. That's all.

So what will the effects of this be in the long run?

It will definitely have a negative impact on the Docker ecosystem. Thousands of Kubernetes clusters running on the internet now work with the docker runtime, and this is a huge use/test environment for Docker. This change is good for Kubernetes, but bad for docker.

I've already been using cri-o as the Kubernetes runtime for a long time. Our curious friends should definitely check their page.

Don't Panic: Kubernetes and Docker | Kubernetes

It's Not That Important For Kubernetes to Quit Docker | ZD Net

AWS quietly begin to support Multicloud services

During AWS CEO Andy Jassy's keynote address Tuesday morning at AWS re: Invent 2020, there was a line in the two slides that could easily be overlooked. What was announced here opened a new chapter in the leader of the cloud computing history .

ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere - two new versions of AWS's managed containers and managed Kubernetes services, both designed for customer data centers. The services mentioned here can also be used to manage applications running on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

According to the slide, each service can "run on any infrastructure" and AWS has confirmed that AWS will allow customers to use their software to manage workloads running on other cloud providers.

This is an important step for AWS, which has been reluctantly acknowledging the existence of other cloud providers over the past few years. As the market share leader for infrastructure cloud services, AWS only recently acknowledged the fact that its customers want options to manage applications both on AWS and on their own infrastructure, let alone the infrastructure of competitors.

There were some signals that this would happen, Garnter analyst Marco Meinardi, who wrote a re: invent comment last year, clearly predicts this exactly 1 year ago in his article.

I don't think it's bad if Public Cloud Provider companies don't see each other. While it may seem bad for customers, in the long run it allows local small provider companies to be more competitive in solutions.

Imagine the opposite. AWS-Azure-GCP cooperate, .. looks scary.

AWS multicloud era |

What About Life?

David Fincher Presents: MANK

The first movie we suggest you this week is David Fincher's "Mank". It is about the experiences of the author of the unforgettable Citizen Kane movie. Most of the characters are verifiable real figures in the film shot in black and white and silvery, which are the image features of the years that the film describes; Famous and half-forgotten directors, screenwriters, stars, and studio bosses ... But they all disappeared in a deliberately glowing show. 

MANK | Netflix

A Christmas Classic: It’s A Wonderful Life

Another black and white Hollywood classic: It’s a Wonderful Life

Maybe many of you have watched this already. The reasons for our suggestion is that it is a reference to the period in which MANK is told, it is suitable for the upcoming New Year spirit, and it makes people happy when watched under all circumstances.

For Sunday evening, it can be an activity that will be good for the whole family, accompanied by popcorn.

It’s a Wonderful Life | IMDB

Bryan Cranston is Back

The legendary name of Breaking Bad is here with a new series: Your Honor

Bryan Cranston plays a respected and fair judge this time around.

The series, which is a crime, thriller and drama genre, begins with the car accident of our judge's son with whom he lives, killing the son of the man at the head of the underground crime organization and fleeing in panic.

During the write of this article, only the first episode of the series was released where we will watch the struggle of father and son.

Although there are minor problems with the image (too dark filter and sometimes bad shooting angles), we think the series will be much better in the following episodes.

Your Honor | IMDB

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