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Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 4)

April 7, 2017

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Sensors are unlikely the future. If there is one, it’s vision. Our leg pressing study again- “The restrictions of the presented approach are […] it is not possible to observe other pre-conditions like, for example, the correct sitting position or placement of the feet, which would be important parameters for the application of the implemented models […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 3)

April 5, 2017

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Liability If an AI is now coaching people, telling them what’s too hard and what’s not, who is responsible when something goes wrong? Craig Venter, the most known name in genetics, did “the most thorough physical in the world” and likely gave himself prostate cancer. Who’s responsible for that? When the inevitable “Oh shit, we didn’t […]

The financial reality of being a personal trainer (part 2)

February 17, 2017

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This is a two part series: Part 1- The Negative Part 2- The Positive   The Positive Some careers are tough. Chefs come to mind. They always work more than eight hours per day; on their feet. They’re constantly trying out new techniques and learning, changing menus, things they aren’t getting directly paid for. The pay […]

The financial reality of being a personal trainer (part 1)

February 15, 2017

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This is a two part series: Part 1- The Negative Part 2- The Positive – The Negative According to the Bureau of Labor, in 2015 personal trainers made an average of $36,160 per year. Money, wealth, rich, poor, these can be quite relative. Making six figures in Manhattan will have some manhattanite turdbag saying they’re “barely getting by.” […]