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Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my usual concerns—but the beginning of the presentation held me in my seat. Read full Article

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Does all the hype about AI sound just a little too familiar? If you’re old enough to remember the first beginnings of the Internet and the dotcom bubble, you might also remember the tsunami of hype that attended these events as they unfolded. Read full Article

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You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat. On digital work platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com, you can also buy nearly any service—often from someone halfway around the world, sometimes for just a few bucks. Read full Article

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Police found 19 spent shell casings scattered in the San Diego street where Gregory Benton was murdered on April 12, 2014. Benton and his cousin had gone to buy cigarettes, a witness later said. As they returned to a family party, two men pulled up in a car behind them. Read full Article

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Each year, millions of Americans walk out of a doctor’s office with a misdiagnosis. Physicians try to be systematic when identifying illness and disease, but bias creeps in. Alternatives are overlooked. Read full Article

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It’s a blizzard of bad news out there: an ongoing economic crisis, a burgeoning education crisis, healthcare turmoil, energy poverty, water scarcity—to name but a few of our fears. So pervasive is our sense of doom and gloom, that those telling a different story can rarely be heard. Read full Article

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We live in a world where technology is consuming society, ethics, and our core existence. It is time to take responsibility for the world we are creating. Time to put humans before business. Time to replace the empty rhetoric of “building a better world” with a commitment to real action. Read full Article

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SAN FRANCISCO — You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research. Every two years, hundreds of scientists enter a global competition. Tackling a biological puzzle they call “the protein folding problem,” they try to predict the three-dimensional shape of proteins in the human body. Read full Article

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BRIGHTON, England — Alex McIntyre was raised on budget cuts. The youth center where he went after school was shuttered when he was 10. When he was 11, his mother’s housing benefit was shaved away, a casualty of the Welfare Reform Act. Read full Article

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The process of systems integration (SI) functionally links together infrastructure, computing systems, and applications. SI can allow for economies of scale, streamlined manufacturing, and better efficiency and innovation through combined research and development. Read full Article

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There are a lot of worries today about technology’s harmful effects. How do you retain your famous optimism about it? Look at how long people are living, the reduction of under-five mortality, the reduction in how poorly women are treated. Read full Article

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Tech workers are increasingly uneasy about their employers’ work with the US government, especially the military. Read full Article

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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature reveals its strong business and leadership strand, which sees world class experts deliver powerful advice on how to boost business potential. Sessions will help the audience prepare for career success and future leadership. Read full Article

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Some of the biggest and most famous brands in America are making big bets on health care. Read full Article

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We would not be comfortable giving emotionally impaired people real-time decision-making authority over our family members’ health, our life savings, our cars or our missile defense systems. Yet we are hurtling in that direction with today’s emotionally impaired AI’s. Read full Article

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I spent a recent Saturday morning talking to a group of grade school kids about artificial intelligence. Many of them had never coded before, let alone heard of AI. During the session, one exercise required them to come up with ideas for how the AI they create would be used in the real world. Read full Article

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Artificial intelligence is set to become one of the most disruptive technological developments ever. Understanding the associated opportunities and threats from a human-centric perspective is key to ensuring acceptance and delivering maximum business benefit. Read full Article

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The ethics of artificial intelligence is the part of the ethics of technology specific to robots and other artificially intelligent beings. Read full Article

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Today it is difficult to imagine a technology that is as enthralling and terrifying as machine learning. Read full Article

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