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In 2017, China published its “Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan”, which laid out plans to ultimately become the world leader in artificial intelligence, with a domestic AI industry worth almost US$150 billion. Read full Article

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In terms of pioneering data-based technology, IBM are the gold standard. Indeed, IBM has held the record for receiving the most patents every year for the past 25 years and has developed countless revolutionary technologies, from SQL to the world’s fastest supercomputer. Read full Article

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One day soon, you’re going to open your closet in the morning and find a sparse array of clothes: a few T-shirts, perhaps, a couple of jeans, and maybe one dress. But don’t feel sad for your future self: You’ll still have plenty of chic outfits—you’ll just be renting them. Read full Article

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Artificial intelligence, the capacity of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior, now exists as a significant feature in our lives and is increasing rapidly in scale and scope. Read full Article

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Bewilderment is the antidote to scientific reductionism.When did you realize you were a machine? A fancy machine, for sure. But one whose parts and operations can be described like the components…By Kevin Berger When did you realize you were a machine? A fancy machine, for sure. Read full Article

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The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity)[1] is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence (ASI) will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. Read full Article

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For more than a year, Facebook has endured cascading crises — over Russian misinformation, data privacy and abusive content — that transformed the Silicon Valley icon into an embattled giant accused of corporate overreach and negligence. Read full Article

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For humans to survive the automation revolution, we need to double down on our humanity. The argument goes like this: Artificial intelligence is getting better and better at automating things that humans do. Read full Article

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This white paper, a collaboration between T-Systems and the House of Beautiful Business, explores the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read full Article

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With all the hype around cryptocurrency, growth accelerators, start-ups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and big tech giants looking for their next “advantage-gaining innovation”, I went to Web Summit 2018 expecting a festival of technology, opportunism and overt capitalism. Read full Article

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Google is facing more challenges today than at any time in its 20-year history. Employees are outraged over sexual harassment. Executives are under scrutiny for an effort to secretly make a censored version of its search product for China. Read full Article

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By now you’ve probably heard how robots are going to take over our jobs. And how this will leave future generations with plenty of time on their hands to take up hobbies and pursue creative interests. Read full Article

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Superman versus Batman. Captain America versus Iron Man. Zuckerberg versus Musk? The reported clash between the two technology titans is proof that not everyone sees the benefits and dangers of artificial intelligence in the same light. Read full Article

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Machines, you may have heard, are coming for all the jobs. Robots flip burgers and work warehouses. Artificial intelligence handles insurance claims and basic bookkeeping, manages investment portfolios, does legal research, and performs basic HR tasks. Read full Article

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Not that long ago, accountants were often – and in a slightly derogatory way – referred to as “paper pushers” because of the vast quantities of paper records and receipts they dealt with. But these days, everything is going digital. Read full Article

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As the machines working alongside humans continue to evolve, workers will need to adapt. Read full Article

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Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. I was fascinated by the idea that a crime could be prevented before it occurred. Read full Article

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Technology companies have a unique advantage over other businesses, and it’s called the network effect. Each new user who joins a platform adds value to everyone already on it. Facebook would be boring if you were the only one on it. Read full Article

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SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them. Read full Article

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Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world. So when its CEO lambasts other tech companies for “weaponizing [user data] against us with military efficiency,” people are going to take him seriously. After all, Tim Cook is the de facto leader of the tech world. Read full Article

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