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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 […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 2)

April 3, 2017

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Classification is done by people. Not AI.  Back to our leg pressing study- “For the current study, the use of supervised learning methods, mapping input objects to desired output values, appeared to be a suitable modeling technique, considering the inclusion of the measured time series and the experts’ evaluations of the executions. These assessments in […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers

March 31, 2017

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AI is tag-alonging trickling into every field. Exercise and personal training are no different. In this series we’ll stick to what’s currently being worked on and purportedly near term. Science fiction such as Ex Machina is not going to be considered. The impetus is: –Artificial Intelligence in Sports on the Example of Weight Training These researchers put some sensors on a leg […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #18

February 6, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – For the “exercise has failed” crowd Some have said exercise and […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #17

December 7, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Fun marketing Though it was plugged in. Maybe some day! – Another […]

How personal trainers are doing in regards to automation

November 7, 2016

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A couple years ago I wrote a piece on dementia using artificial intelligence as a jumping point. I alluded to AI taking jobs, what’s commonly referred to as job automation. One way I framed this was artificial intelligence, or machines, can do a lot of things. Things we often consider very hard. You might have […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #14

June 8, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Uhh, does Jeff Bezos read this site??? In Changing our energy […]