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Robotic companions are being promoted as an antidote to the burden of longer, lonelier human lives. At stake is the future of what it means to be human. After Constance Gemson moved her mother to an assisted living facility, the 92-year-old became more confused, lonely and inarticulate. Read full Article

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Computers have learned to see the world more clearly in recent years, thanks to some impressive leaps in artificial intelligence. But you might be surprised—and upset—to know what these AI algorithms really think of you. Read full Article

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Let me share my vision of 2030. By then, we are living in a global circular economy that has become ‘intentionally transparent’. Read full Article

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(Jeff Chiu/AP)November 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM ESTTwo days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them still contained details that could be used to id Read full Article

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By analyzing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles, researchers have created the first-ever “index of national happiness” going back to 1820. Read full Article

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The software inside the Uber self-driving SUV that killed an Arizona woman last year was not designed to detect pedestrians outside of a crosswalk, according to new documents released as part of a federal investigation into the incident. Read full Article

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Earlier this year, the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku published a book, The Future of Humanity, in which he grappled with a question central to most of our lives: what will our future look like? Kaku is a popular scientist. Read full Article

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Neuroscientists may have crossed an “ethical rubicon” by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals, researchers warn. The creation of mini-brains or brain “organoids” has become one of the hottest fields in modern neuroscience. Read full Article

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San Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology by city and county agencies has received international attention. Read full Article

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October 25, 2019 at 9:04 PM EDTGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged the tech giant is struggling with how to deal with internal debate over controversial topics and the company defended hiring a former government official who backed the Trump administration’s travel ban, according to video of an Read full Article

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The widely-renowned Australian moral philosopher, Peter Singer, is at the forefront of thinking on the social impact and ethical implications of new technologies. In June 2018, Professor Singer gave a public lecture on ethics and technology at WIPO. A summary of his lecture follows. Read full Article

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The next big tech trend is humanity, was a big theme coming out of the World Government Summit in Dubai in February 2018, delivered by an all-star cast including Narendra Modi, Christine Lagard, Malcolm Gladwell and will.i.am. Read full Article

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Almost two years ago, Dennis Degray sent an unusual text message to his friend. “You are holding in your hand the very first text message ever sent from the neurons of one mind to the mobile device of another,” he recalls it read. “U just made history.” Read full Article

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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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