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On February 11, The New York Times published a story with the headline “AI Shows Promise Assisting Physicians. Read full Article

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Stuart Russell is one of AI’s true pioneers and has been at the forefront of the field for decades. His expertise and forward thinking have culminated in his newest work, Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. Read full Article

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How providing your child with an education rich in the performing arts will equip them for success in tomorrow’s working world. Read full Article

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Moravec’s paradox is the discovery by artificial intelligence and robotics researchers that, contrary to traditional assumptions, high-level reasoning requires very little computation, but low-level sensorimotor skills require enormous computational resources. Read full Article

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What are the implications for management? First, let’s look at the data. The research, conducted by the Korn Ferry Hay Group, used data from 55,000 professionals in 90 countries. Their key finding? In 11 of 12 “emotional intelligence competencies” women outperformed men. Read full Article

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Chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers. Read full Article

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They call it the “lights out factory.” A manufacturing complex run by the Japanese company FANUC, it spans 22 facilities producing 23,000 computer parts each month for companies like Tesla and Apple. The plant runs close to 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Read full Article

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From AI to machine learning, algorithm to automation, dizzying advancements of technology are changing the nature of the workplace. Sarah Darrall asks what this means for women. Read full Article

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems. To analyze potential applications for social good, we compiled a library of about 160 AI social-impact use cases. Read full Article

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Many waited with bated breath as two of some of the greatest tech minds of the generation, Elon Musk and Jack Ma, came together at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Wednesday. As expected, the energy was high and the discussion, at times, tense. Read full Article

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We will soon learn if a much-hyped, rapamycin-like drug can boost the immune response by targeting how the body ages. This publication has been writing about human longevity for at least 90 years. In some ways what’s amazing is how little has changed. Read full Article

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A couple of years before he was convicted of securities fraud, Martin Shkreli was the chief executive of a pharmaceutical company that acquired the rights to Daraprim, a lifesaving antiparasitic drug. Previously the drug cost $13. Read full Article

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Mathematicians, computer engineers and scientists in related fields should take a Hippocratic oath to protect the public from powerful new technologies under development in laboratories and tech firms, a leading researcher has said. Read full Article

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There’s an emerging market called Dataism, which venerates neither gods nor man – it worships data. From a Dataist perspective, we may interpret the entire human species as a single data-processing system, with individual humans serving as its chips. Read full Article

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Published in around thirty languages, with millions of copies sold, ‘Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind’ traces the evolution of Homo sapiens, combining history and science and both delving back into our past and looking into our future. Read full Article

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Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journalists in 50+ countries covering politics, business, innovation, trends and more. Read full Article

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Salesforce.com recently decided to bar businesses that sell military-style rifles to consumers from using its CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, The Washington Post recently reported. Read full Article

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Salesforce has updated its policy to turn away customers that sell a wide range of firearms to private citizens online, including a small number of existing clients. Read full Article

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Recent debates over the general ethical principles underpinning autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) have highlighted many of the possible societal consequences of developing and deploying A/IS without proper forethought and governance. Read full Article

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