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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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It’s easier than ever to buy things online. It’s so easy that Ryan Cassata sometimes does it in his sleep. Read full Article

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Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. Read full Article

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Garry cringed, like someone just spit in his breakfast. Pawn to f5. Blue remained silent, like it just spit in someone else’s breakfast. Rook to e7: taking Garry’s queen. Read full Article

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A growing number of governments and public sector organisations are adopting artificial intelligence tools and techniques to assist with their activities. Read full Article

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Silicon Valley has lost some of its shine in recent months, what with the “fake news” and the bots and the hacks and the hate speech. All the promises about the democratization of information and power ring a little hollow these days. I’d say they rang a little hollow all along. 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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Even though we haven’t quite hit the final quarter of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in digital transformation. Read full Article

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