These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence

The COVID-19 crisis is going to accelerate a number of changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Read full Article

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The 2020 data and AI landscape

When COVID hit the world a few months ago, an extended period of gloom seemed all but inevitable. Yet many companies in the data ecosystem have not just survived but in fact thrived. Read full Article

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‘Machines set loose to slaughter’: the dangerous rise of military AI

Autonomous machines capable of deadly force are increasingly prevalent in modern warfare, despite numerous ethical concerns. Is there anything we can do to halt the advance of the killer robots? The video is stark. Two menacing men stand next to a white van in a field, holding remote controls. Read full Article

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Here’s how we can break up Big Tech

Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist. Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world. It’s a great story — but also one that highlights why the government must break up monopolies and promote competitive markets. Read full Article

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4 scenarios for the future of Facebook

As of June 30, a record 2.7 billion people — exactly a third of the population of Earth — enter the social network at least once a month. Some 1.8 billion of us, another record, use Facebook at least once a day. Just counting these devotees, Facebook has a population larger than the U.S. Read … Continue reading "4 scenarios for the future of Facebook"

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Big powers must set rivalry aside to combat shared threats like COVID and climate change – but how?

The United Nations is 75, and, according to Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, it is showing its age. Read full Article

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Preparing For Tomorrow’s Workforce In A World Run By Machines

Our increasing fascination with the hyper-performance of machines, smart software and AI is casting a shadow over our elusive and ephemeral ‘human-only skills.’ As our working environments shift dramatically it’s time for a change in our performance metrics, too. Read full Article

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Best Futurists Ever

Through history there have been many wonderful visionaries, seers, futurists and writers who have presented us with glimpses of the future. Read full Article

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‘The Social Dilemma’ Documentary Director Compares Tech Giants to Fossil Fuel Industry

Jeff Orlowski, director of the new documentary on Netflix about how tech giants affect everything from mental health to politics, says, “only years later did we realize there are huge, huge consequences” There’s an oft-quoted saying about tech companies: If you aren’t paying for the product, you Read full Article

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How to build a fairer gig economy in 4 steps

You’ve probably heard at least two things about the gig economy. First, that it’s big. In 2019, roughly one-in-10 workers in the UK earns a living in the gig economy. In the US, the equivalent figure is an estimated 8%. Earlier this year, there was a pan-African survey that showed that 1. Read full Article

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Neuralink: 3 neuroscientists react to Elon Musk’s brain chip reveal

What does the future look like for humans and machines? Elon Musk would argue that it involves wiring brains directly up to computers – but neuroscientists tell Inverse that’s easier said than done. Read full Article

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Study: Global business travel will survive COVID-19

Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Read full Article

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The case for regulating Amazon just like a railroad

Looking at Big Tech as the next Big Oil. On Wednesday, the US House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from four titans of tech: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple’s Tim Cook. Read full Article

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Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better

We worship efficiency. Use less to get more. Same-day delivery. Multitask; text on one device while emailing on a second, and perhaps conversing on a third. Efficiency is seen as good. Inefficiency as wasteful. There’s a sound rationale for thinking this way. Read full Article

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The semi-satisfied life

Two years earlier, in Hamburg, Johanna’s husband Heinrich Floris had been discovered dead in the canal behind their family compound. It is possible that he slipped and fell, but Arthur suspected that his father jumped out of the warehouse loft into the icy waters below. Johanna did not disagree. Read full Article

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Facebook is training robot assistants to hear as well as see

In June 2019, Facebook’s AI lab, FAIR, released AI Habitat, a new simulation platform for training AI agents. It allowed agents to explore various realistic virtual environments, like a furnished apartment or cubicle-filled office. Read full Article

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Jeff Bezos Explains Why His Best Decisions Were Based Off Intuition, Not Analysis

Jeff Bezos shared some advice on entrepreneurial decision-making on Thursday, saying he made all his best decisions based on instinct, not analysis. He also repeated a previous mantra that Amazon’s secret sauce is “obsessive compulsive” focus on the consumer, rather than its competitors. Read full Article

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A Human-Centric World of Work: Why It Matters, and How to Build It

Long before coronavirus appeared and shattered our pre-existing “normal,” the future of work was a widely discussed and debated topic. Read full Article

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This is what decades of research tells us about the difference between men and women’s brains

People have searched for sex differences in human brains since at least the 19th century, when scientist Samuel George Morton poured seeds and lead shot into human skulls to measure their volumes. Read full Article

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The Panopticon Is Already Here

Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe. Read full Article

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