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Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them? Ms. Singer is a technology reporter at The New York Times. Read full Article

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In 1990, Kai-Fu Lee packed his bags and left Carnegie Mellon University, where he had been teaching artificial intelligence and speech recognition. He headed west to his first Silicon Valley job, running a new group trying to build speech interface technologies at Apple. Read full Article

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Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a ‘second brain,’ allowing us to navigate new cities without getting lost and speak fluently in different languages. Read full Article

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It’s only been, what, 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, am I right? And it wasn’t until fairly recently that women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to rev up those Jaguars, and get in the driving seat for once, true? Read full Article

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China and should protect employee whistleblowers who raise ethical concerns, Human Rights Watch and other organizations and advocates said in a letter released today. Read full Article

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Strippenzieher und Stichwortgeber: John Brockman. Foto: dpaFOTO: picture alliance / Robert Schles / Robert SchlesingerUS-Netzwerker John Brockman lässt auf seiner Homepage die hellsten Köpfe der Gegenwart über die Welt von morgen nachdenken. Read full Article

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Jack Pouson worked for Google’s lresearch and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems. Read full Article

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Bruce Schneier is a world-renowned cryptographer and security technologist whom the Economist has dubbed an “internet-security guru. Read full Article

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Move over GDP: happiness is angling to become the metric of the future. Nation states have begun to compete in global happiness rankings and plan policy according to statistics of well-being. Read full Article

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None of these big changes are quite here, Leonhard qualified. “We don’t have 100 percent language translation,” he said. “The Internet of Things is limping along but getting better. AI most of the time is just fancy software. It’s not really thinking machines.” Read full Article

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Yuval Noah Harari was catapulted into the international literary spotlight in 2014 following the English translation of his book Sapiens. Read full Article

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Quartz AfricaThe important stories of innovation across the continent’s wide-ranging economies Read full Article

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AI GLOBAL GOVERNANCE Commission is an executive body composed of governments, industry and civil society commissioned to deliver the global Convention on AI. Read full Article

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On August 30, the State of California unanimously adopted legislation in support of the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar AI Principles. The Asilomar AI Principles are a set of 23 principles intended to promote the safe and beneficial development of artificial intelligence. Read full Article

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Facial recognition is everywhere — airports, police stations, and built into the largest cloud platforms in the world — with few federal rules to govern how it’s used. Read full Article

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For 17-year-old Mary Amanuel, from London, it happened in Tesco. “We were in year 7,” she remembers, “and my friend had made an Instagram account. As we were buying stuff, she was counting the amounts of likes she’d got on a post. ‘Oooh, 40 likes. 42 likes. Read full Article

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The battle against propaganda bots is an arm’s race for our democracy. It’s one we may be about to lose. Bots—simple computer scripts—were originally designed to automate repetitive tasks like organizing content or conducting network maintenance, thus sparing humans hours of tedium. Read full Article

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BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. Read full Article

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The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health. Read full Article

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There is no denying that improvements in technology allow machines to perform tasks that were once performed best by humans. This is at the heart of the technological displacement we see throughout the economy. Read full Article

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