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Jul 16, 2019

Craig is on with Jack Heath this Monday morning. Jack was extremely interested in some military tech he saw in the news and the future of tech as it related to AI and medical robotics, so that is what we talked about today. 

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

Airing date: 07/15/2019

Flying Soldiers, AI, Robots

Craig Peterson

Hey, good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson, here. I was on with Jack Heath this morning talking about something that this was not in my weekly newsletter, right? If you get that my show notes for my weekly newsletter, in fact, I haven't even got it sent out today. It's been so busy, so busy. My brother came down with his wife and kids, late last week, and we helped them out with a few different things. It was, quite lovely to visit with them, but it threw my whole schedule off. So, you're going to be getting my weekly newsletter a little bit late this week. It was a crazy week. Earlier last week, I was down in DC, and with all of the stuff I've been doing it has been a busy time. So this morning, I got to talk with Jack about some of the futurist stuff. I don't know if you saw on the coverage of the Bastille Day celebrations over in Paris, and the guy on a kind of a board, kind of like you would see going down on Hill, a ski hill, but he was flying over Paris. Very, very cool technology. We talked about the future, and where's it going?
We discussed how artificial intelligence would impact us as we move forward as well as one or two other things right along those lines, including a small local entrepreneur who owns a limo service and the way he's fighting back against Uber and Lyft. So, it was a fun conversation this morning. I am getting ready, of course, for my security summer summit and they sponsoring today's podcast. Security summer is all about you learning the things you need to know about security. It is good for your business, for your home, and if you are a CEO, we have an exclusive track for you as a business owner as well. So keep an eye on your email box will be sending out notifications about that soon. And you can sign up just by going to Craig Peterson dot com. All right, guys. Here we go.

Jack Heath
So this is pretty cool. The Flying soldier its called and it is pretty cool and maybe the stuff of the future but Craig Peterson his show airs Saturday mornings Tech Talk, and he joins us live now, Good morning, Craig.

Craig Peterson
Hey, good morning. Yeah, Bastille Day is quite a celebration there in Paris. Is he soaring over the streets? It's kind of cool to think about, you know, we've been promised for how many years from James Bond that we would all have these jetpacks, right or at least flying cars. And somehow it just hasn't happened for any of us. There's also another interesting article, I don't know if you saw this in the union leader, but a local Manchester couple owns a limo service. And he was lobbying the state to try and get some restrictions on ride-sharing services. So he decided, hey, if you can beat them, join them. And he has started a new app called ride links RYDELIMX. And then hoping that that's going to compete with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But one of the main differences is it allows the driver to set the price. And you know, that's kind of a bit of an innovative thing for them to do. With Uber, the many people I know that that drive for Uber are not happy with the company and some of them have shifted over to Lyft. With this, there is now gives them another opportunity.

Jack Heath
Interesting, but I want to go back to the flying jet pack. You can imagine down the road like Hey, what are you doing this weekend, I'm going to just literally going to fly up and go skiing this afternoon is going to fly up and go through the notch and my jetpack just going to you know, go. Justin's going to be I mean, it's pretty cool video, have you seen it?

Justin McIsaac
I have. But you know, this isn't going to go very far. So I can let you go up to the mountains.

Craig Peterson
But they're a little bit ridiculous. But you know, this one, but there are about a half a dozen companies right now, Jack, who are making various types of personal transportation planes if you will. Most of them use electric power to charge them up. They're suitable for give-or-take an hour of flight. And they are being automated. The FAA is responsible for setting up flight rules for some of these things. They are trying to figure out how do we handle this. NASA is involved with some of the technology too. Currently, anyone could apply for a license like you would your driver's license, and with just a few hours worth of training, would be able to fly some of these. They're expecting them they hit the skies, certainly by 2025. And maybe a little bit earlier. So you could hop in your plane no matter where you are in the states fly up north in the wintertime, be up there in a matter of about 45 minutes or so and have the plane fly itself the whole way. It's that it's finally going to happen.

Jack Heath
I imagined it would and in one of our movers and shakers episodes, had a guest who's a futuristic type thinker, and he was talking about them and come back to it. But just on the personal jetpack things with a battery that you want to make. It's big. What do you want to make sure it's charged? Because if you're out there, and it doesn't work, I don't know how well the parachute works. Do you follow me? Is it hard to pull over? And like 2500 feet, right? Yeah. But um, you know, yeah, there's a gentleman that was in Florida. And he was on our movers and shakers show and one of these upcoming episodes. And his big thing was how AI really over the next 15 trying to think of the years less than 20 years. So the AI of what it's going to do to our workforce. And you know, well beyond just like automatic checkouts at the supermarket. We're talking transforming industries, not all good because you know, the reduction of jobs, but impact things in our lives that you don't think about whatever happened in our lives are going to happen. So you're very much right about that.

Craig Peterson
Well, and it's going to be huge, because there are alternate opinions on that Jack where they're saying, if you look at machine learning, Ai, right now, it has created three times as many jobs as it has eliminated. And so there's either futurists are looking at this saying we look back years ago, right when we had steam coming in, and we had cars, motorized cars, and all of these ended up creating more jobs, and they eliminated. But ultimately, I think what we need is, and I think Justin would agree with us like a Star Trek universe if we can turn energy into matter. And then we have the ability, and we have unlimited power, we can have a society where anyone can do almost anything they want to because everything is effectively free. And hopefully, we'll get to that point. But AI itself, yeah, it's going to eliminate a lot of the first jobs. But it is ultimately going to create a lot of jobs to disruption, I think, is probably the name of the game for the next 50 years, frankly, but Jack has not always been the case.

Craig Peterson 7:16
Yeah, it takes a while. But you know what, what, what I've found interesting is you could take the number of aging Americans who live alone. And as they age and get older, you know, nursing homes have been had been such an expensive thing for families. I'm reading and seeing some stories, where a small robot in a home can be beneficial. Now you see Alexa or something on the table, you can talk to it and play this or do something, but a small robot that has other capabilities like to speak to you with maybe daily instructions in an entertaining way. Or even do some functions around the house, will change the entire nursing home industry. You're going to go into some fast-food restaurants, and then maybe one human being working and five robots, not just at the checkout area, but preparing your food and hence to medical.

Jack Heath
The medical industry, you know, more procedures are going to be done by robots, you know, then surgical assistance. Yeah, well,

Craig Peterson
That's going to happen to and but it's also going to allow us to have an expert in a foreign city, do surgery, etc. But Amazon has a prototype of something called the vest, its a robot. And this thing's waist-high, it can be summoned by voice. Amazon's have already invested very heavily into robots. And Bloomberg is reporting right now that this investor robot is going to do what you were talking about Jack, it's going to be in the system for people who are at home who are aging and who may have various types of capabilities that are limited. Amazon revealed that this whole interest is frankly not only in prototype right now, but they're hoping to have it out within the next year. It should be in our homes. So yeah, you're again, you're spot on Jack, this is going to be huge. The robots as far as surgery goes, that is still a ways away but using robotic assistance, so that you can have a world-class surgeon perform surgery is going to be a big deal. As you may know, I was in emergency medicine for ten years as a volunteer, and the ability then to have a surgeon as we have right here in New Hampshire at any of our Southern central hospitals or out on the Seacoast. The ability to have those types of surgeons available and doctors available, who can then examine a patient in some small rural community in northern New Hampshire and even treat them, that's coming very, very quickly. We already have some of that technology and with the physical feedback, where the robot is remotely-controlled, but the doctor can feel exactly what that robot is feeling, right Palpate and do various things. Man, I'm so looking forward to some of this feature.

Jack Heath
I can tell. All right, thanks, Craig. Appreciate it, right. Don't fight it. Embrace it. All right. That was some tech talk. And we come back to the tropical storm.

Craig Peterson
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