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03 Nov 2019

AI May Not Kill Your Job—Just Change It

Don’t fear the robots, according to a report from MIT and IBM. Worry about algorithms replacing any task that can be automated.  Martin Fleming doesn’t think robots are coming to take your jobs. The chief economist at IBM, Fleming says those worries aren’t backed up by the data. “It’s really nonsense,” he says. A new […]

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02 Nov 2019

AI Stats News: 64% Of Workers Trust A Robot More Than Their Manager

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the progress of AI highlighted workers’ positive attitudes toward AI and robots, challenges in implementing enterprise AI, the perceived benefits of AI in financial services, and the impact of AI on the business of Big Tech. AI business adoption, attitudes and expectations 50% of workers are […]

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31 Oct 2019

Employees Worldwide Welcome ‘AI Coworkers’ To The Office

Last year, many Americans worried that artificial intelligence (AI) might replace them at work. This year, employees around the world are wondering why their employers don’t provide them with the kind of AI-enabled technology they’re starting to use at home.  That’s one way to think about the results of a second annual survey about AI in the workplace, conducted […]

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30 Oct 2019

Using AI to Eliminate Bias from Hiring

Like any new technology, artificial intelligence is capable of immensely good or bad outcomes. The public seems increasingly focused on the bad, especially when it comes to the potential for bias in AI. This concern is both well-founded and well-documented. But what is AI? It is the simulation of human processes by machines. This fear […]

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29 Oct 2019

What’s Blockchain Actually Good for, Anyway? For Now, Not Much

Not long ago, blockchain technology was touted as a way to track tuna, bypass banks, and preserve property records. Reality has proved a much tougher challenge. In early 2018, Amos Meiri got the kind of windfall many startup founders only dream of. Meiri’s company, Colu, develops digital currencies for cities—coupons, essentially, that encourage people to spend […]

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28 Oct 2019

SCIENTISTS SAY THEY FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO SPOT WORMHOLES

Thinking With Portals Scientists think they’ve come up with a way to detect traversable wormholes, assuming they exist. There’s never been any sort of evidence that traversable wormholes — portals between two distant parts of the universe, or two universes within a theoretical multiverse — are real. But if they are, a team of scientists think they know what […]

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27 Oct 2019

Big Tech Is Making A Massive Bet On AI … Here’s How Investors Can, Too

Artificial intelligence is becoming the future of everything. Yet, only a few large companies have the talent and the technology to perfect it. That’s the gist of New York Times story published late last week. Rising costs for AI research are locking out university researchers and garage entrepreneurs, two of the traditional — and historically best — founts […]

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26 Oct 2019

Expert: VR Headsets Should Have Brain Interfaces

Brain-computer interfaces could make VR gaming way more immersive. Mind ControlVirtual reality headsets are already pretty good at fooling our eyes and ears into thinking we’re in another world. And soon, we might be able to navigate that world with our thoughts alone. Speaking at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, Mike Abinder, […]

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