Quote from @gleonhard's new book #techvshuman “The worst way to invent the future is to predict it”… https://t.co/MTumQt7bJY

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Interview with me: “If You Can Describe Your Job, it Can Be Automated” https://t.co/68OI1tgk4w #techvshumanhttps://t.co/nh6x7QsCUl

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meet @gleonhard June 29 London, closing keynote Innovation Summit 2017 Europe | The Economist Events… https://t.co/bqy13494AD

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How voice could be the new frontier for brands https://t.co/XqDFCeRjo6 truly #hellven #techvshuman again https://t.co/dm5OuHydDM

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"Technology is not WHAT we seek but HOW we seek" from my book Technology vs Humanity #techvshuman more at… https://t.co/cKSTFYGt6T

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if u missed this, spend 6 mins on it today: new film Technology vs Humanity -The Future is already here… https://t.co/Au2TLKFh1A

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Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases – even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said Tuesday.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/23/google-now-knows-when-you-are-at-a-cash-register-and-how-much-you-are-spending/

The long, winding road for driverless cars

CARMAKERS like to talk about autonomous vehicles (AVs) as if they will be in showrooms in three or four years' time. The rosy picture they paint suggests people will soon be whisked from place to place by road-going robots, with little input from those on board.

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21722628-forget-hype-about-autonomous-vehicles-being-around-cornerreal-driverless-cars-will

14 Fallacies of the Coming Robot Apocalypse

Over the past few weeks I’ve come across a growing number of tirades warning us of the dangers of robots. If you were concerned about A.I. in the past, once it’s tied to a robot, the warnings seem to escalate to imminent peril.

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/job-opportunities/14-fallacies-of-the-coming-robot-apocalypse/

Yoshua Bengio Interview

The following is an interview with Yoshua Bengio about the Beneficial AI 2017 conference and The Asilomar Principles that it produced. Bengio is a Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Montreal and Head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA).

https://futureoflife.org/2017/01/18/yoshua-bengio-interview/

In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender

Many people fear that the path of artificial intelligence will eventually lead to a standoff between humans and machines, with humans as the underdogs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-a-robot-showdown-humanity-may-happily-surrender/2017/03/09/b03dea32-f3cd-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program. In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/what-is-artificial-intelligence/518547/

No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream

Defenders of globalization are on solid ground when they criticize President Trump’s threats of punitive tariffs and border walls. The economy can’t flourish without trade and immigrants.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/no-robots-arent-killing-the-american-dream.html

Why upgrading your brain could make you less human

Within the lifetimes of most children today, bioenhancement is likely to become a basic feature of human society. Personalised pharmaceuticals will enable us to modify our bodies and minds in powerful and precise ways, with far fewer side-effects than today’s drugs.

https://aeon.co/ideas/why-upgrading-your-brain-could-make-you-less-human