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One Important Way To Think About Your Job

September 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am » Comments Off

As we are entering the third Industrial Revolution, more and more of our jobs will be replaced by robots and algorithms. Some estimates claim that 5 million jobs or more will be lost to machines by 2020. And it’s not science fiction or paranoia; as advances in big data, deep learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence […]



Spaceflight startup Ripple Aerospace want to launch rockets from the ocean

September 20th, 2016 at 6:13 am » Comments Off

In the constant search for low-cost spaceflight, Norwegian startup Ripple Aerospace has come up with a unique solution: How about we just get rid of, like, the land? Their plan calls for reusable cargo rockets to be built in shipyards, transported to open ocean, and launched from the sea, without so much as a floating […]



Bill Gates Doubles His Bet That Mosquitoes Will Be Wiped Out with Gene Editing

September 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am » Comments Off

But the technology for extinguishing species is dividing conservationists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to double the sum it is spending to create a mosquito-killing technology that relies on CRISPR gene editing.



Google’s Ray Kurzweil: The Business Of Extending Human Life Going Into “High Gear”

September 16th, 2016 at 6:57 am » Comments Off

The futurist says that we’re getting closer and closer to “reprogramming” the human body. Over the last many centuries, human life expectancy has very gradually lengthened with improved health and medical technologies and research. In the next 20 years, we can expect our expected life spans to be extended at a far more rapid pace […]



The Construction Industry Loves Drones

September 16th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

The thinking: Spend billions of dollars, save even more. The $8.5 trillion global construction industry isn’t exactly known for its efficiency. The U.K. Green Building Council estimates that 15% of materials delivered to construction sites end up in landfills, the result of mismanaged scheduling and purchasing.



By 2040 Robots ‘will commit more crime than humans’

September 14th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

Researchers have warned that robots and computers will pursue more criminal activities than humans by 2040. Tracey Follows from The Future Laboratory, which helps businesses plan for the future, said: “Once robots can be hacked to become suicide-bombing machines, lone-robot attacks could become rife.”



A robot could be the best boss you’ve ever had

September 14th, 2016 at 6:09 am » Comments Off

Would you like to work for a robot? Although the automation of skilled jobs is a reality, your boss is probably (still) a human. Even though the most optimistic artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast would struggle to persuade us that the technology to create non-human leaders is upon us just yet, robots could be managing people […]



Machines might replace humans—and might not

September 7th, 2016 at 6:51 am » Comments Off

The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities. As automation technologies such as machine learning and robotics play an increasingly great role in everyday life, their potential effect on the workplace has, unsurprisingly, become a major focus of research and public concern. The discussion tends toward a Manichean guessing game: which jobs […]



AI disrupting the world’s largest industries

September 7th, 2016 at 6:44 am » Comments Off

Intel’s acquisition earlier this month of Nervana Systems is another example of how startups are preparing to disrupt the worlds largest industries using Artificial Intelligence.



China: 13 million ghost children getting official recognition and documents

September 7th, 2016 at 6:00 am » Comments Off

Birth controls still exist in China: The one-child policy was replaced by a two-child policy. Authorities in Beijing quietly began to give undocumented 2nd and third children legal status without first paying fines. Hukou registration is being provided which is like an internal passport and provides access to government services. It allows registration in school.



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