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Should we make way for the teacherbots?

February 14th, 2018 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Will teacherbots applied with artificial intelligence be doing our job one day? Will they do it better than us? Jude Barback takes stock of some of the recent thinking around the future of education.

Before and after the nation state

February 7th, 2018 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

I’ve been thinking about the connections between the rise of Bitcoin and the unraveling of the EU (Brexit), Spain (Catalan), the Middle East and presumably more countries and regions to come (what Juan Enriquez calls “Untied States” in his book of that name).

Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

February 6th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.

10 drone stats that will blow you away

February 4th, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

The global drone market is enjoying explosive growth. Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is reshaping major industries and creating new ones. In all, drone-powered solutions are projected to have demand that reaches into the tens of billions of dollars.

Study: Women treated differently after heart attack

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

‘The findings from this study suggest that there are clear and simple ways to improve the outcomes of women who have a heart attack’

China now publishes more research than the U.S.- a shift in global influence?

January 31st, 2018 at 10:26 am » Comments Off

In 2016, for the first time ever, China published more scientific papers in one year than the U.S. did. This could suggest that the balance is beginning to shift in terms of each country’s global scientific influence.

82 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the one percent of the global population

January 22nd, 2018 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

LONDON) – Four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing, a report published by Oxfam found on Monday.

Google and others are building AI systems that doubt themselves

January 19th, 2018 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.

Electric and hybrid car sales hit record numbers in 2017

January 12th, 2018 at 1:31 am » Comments Off

Registrations for EVs and plug-in hybrids increased by more than 27% compared to 2016, up from 36,535 to 46,522.

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

January 7th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.

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