Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time — say, maybe 60,000 years ago — a man stood in the forest with his eyes wide and mouth ajar. Read full Article

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NEW DELHI—Indian policy makers are looking for ways to tamp down American tech behemoths, a shift that could crimp growth potential in one of the biggest remaining open markets for their expansion. India wants to slap new rules on Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. Read full Article

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To many people, cryptocurrencies seem like they’re a technology plucked from the future. But if you’re not a futurist, it can be difficult to imagine some of the ways that blockchain could influence our lives and society in general in the coming decades. Read full Article

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When it comes to online comments and discourse and what you can do to limit their toxicity, you only have a certain amount of power. The real leverage lies with the tech companies. This column is going to be a bit unusual. Typically, I write about a broad tech problem and offer some solutions. Read full Article

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In a first of its kind case, the Kerala police nabs a man who helped his lover keep track of her husband in real time by secretly installing an app on his mobile phone ~By NV Ravindranathan Nair in Thiruvananthapuram Life sometimes may look stranger than fiction, and the seemingly unreal may tran Read full Article

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A great deal has been written in recent years about the perils of automation. With predicted mass unemployment, declining wages, and increasing inequality, clearly we should all be afraid. By now it’s no longer just the Silicon Valley trend watchers and technoprophets who are apprehensive. Read full Article

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ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station. Read full Article

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“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. Read full Article

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“Almost all of them raised their hand and got dreamy looks in their eyes,” she told me. They talked about it “like a tidal wave would sweep over them,” he said. Sploosh. Huzzah! It’s accounting! Would they have unlimited motivation for their passion? They nodded solemnly. Read full Article

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When Google introduced Google Duplex, its AI assistant designed to speak like a human, the company showed off how the average person could use the tech to save time making reservations and whatnot. Read full Article

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What if a deep learning algorithm misses a diagnosis, the doctor accepts the judgment and the patient dies? What if a surgical robot injures a patient during a procedure? Who will be held liable in the future when robots and artificial intelligence (A.I. Read full Article

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Today, an artificial intelligence (AI) system engaged in the first ever live, public debates with humans. Read full Article

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The internal-combustion engine has been dominant for over a hundred years—not because it’s the best possible engine, but because it gained an initial advantage through historical accident. Read full Article

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These and many other fascinating insights are from Stanford University’s inaugural AI Index (PDF, no opt-in, 101 pp.). Read full Article

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California lawmakers on Thursday adopted sweeping new rules that restrict the data-harvesting practices of Amazon.com, Facebook, Google and Uber, a move that soon could spur other states, and even the U.S. Congress, to take aim at the tech industry. Read full Article

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Mein gesamter Vortrag beim 2018 Executive Forum der OEBB (GERMAN language): die Zukunft von Transport, Logistik und Mobilität (Wien).Thanks to Habegger Austria for ÖBB Executive UPDATE 2018Thanks for visiting GerdTube!Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Zürich / Switzerland http:/ Read full Article

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CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.
In 2014, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft, making him only the third leader in the software company’s 40-year history, following Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Read full Article

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The sensationalist hype around AI has a lot of people believing that the technology may be too advanced or too technical for their businesses to take advantage of. This is false. AI is here now and you can start using it today. Read full Article

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Since 2013, Chinese machines have occupied the number one slot in rankings of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Now America is back on top again. Read full Article

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AI, robotics and other forms of smart automation have the potential to bring great economic benefits, contributing up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030 according to PwC analysis. Read full Article

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