Microsoft’s next act

CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change. In 2014, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft, making him only the third leader in the software company’s 40-year history, following Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Read full Article

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Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard: die 7 Zukunftsprinzipien: ÖBB Executive Update

Mein gesamter Vortrag beim 2018 Executive Forum der OEBB (GERMAN language): die Zukunft von Transport, Logistik und Mobilität (Wien).Thanks to Habegger Austria for ÖBB Executive UPDATE 2018Thanks for visiting GerdTube!Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Zürich / Switzerland http:/ Read full Article

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California lawmakers just adopted tough new privacy rules targeting Facebook, Google and other tech giants

California lawmakers on Thursday adopted sweeping new rules that restrict the data-harvesting practices of Amazon.com, Facebook, Google and Uber, a move that soon could spur other states, and even the U.S. Congress, to take aim at the tech industry. Read full Article

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10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective On Artificial Intelligence’s Growth

These and many other fascinating insights are from Stanford University’s inaugural AI Index (PDF, no opt-in, 101 pp.). Read full Article

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Let’s make private data into a public good

The internal-combustion engine has been dominant for over a hundred years—not because it’s the best possible engine, but because it gained an initial advantage through historical accident. Read full Article

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AI Learns the Art of Debate

Today, an artificial intelligence (AI) system engaged in the first ever live, public debates with humans. Read full Article

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Could You Sue Diagnostic Algorithms or Medical Robots in the Future?

What if a deep learning algorithm misses a diagnosis, the doctor accepts the judgment and the patient dies? What if a surgical robot injures a patient during a procedure? Who will be held liable in the future when robots and artificial intelligence (A.I. Read full Article

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Google is Reportedly Looking to Take Over Call Centers With Its Duplex AI Assistant

When Google introduced Google Duplex, its AI assistant designed to speak like a human, the company showed off how the average person could use the tech to save time making reservations and whatnot. Read full Article

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AI Will Put 10 Million Jobs At High Risk — More Than Were Eliminated By The Great Recession

Automation is coming after jobs, from fast food workers to accountants. We analyzed which jobs are most — and least — at risk, given factors including tasks involved, the current commercial deployment of technology, patent activity, regulations, and more. Read full Article

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How will automation impact jobs?

AI, robotics and other forms of smart automation have the potential to bring great economic benefits, contributing up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030 according to PwC analysis. Read full Article

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‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

“Almost all of them raised their hand and got dreamy looks in their eyes,” she told me. They talked about it “like a tidal wave would sweep over them,” he said. Sploosh. Huzzah! It’s accounting! Would they have unlimited motivation for their passion? They nodded solemnly. Read full Article

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Inside the Binge Factory

“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. Read full Article

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Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station. Read full Article

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A growing number of people think their job is useless. Time to rethink the meaning of work

A great deal has been written in recent years about the perils of automation. With predicted mass unemployment, declining wages, and increasing inequality, clearly we should all be afraid. By now it’s no longer just the Silicon Valley trend watchers and technoprophets who are apprehensive. Read full Article

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Use of Technology: Every Step He Takes

In a first of its kind case, the Kerala police nabs a man who helped his lover keep track of her husband in real time by secretly installing an app on his mobile phone ~By NV Ravindranathan Nair in Thiruvananthapuram Life sometimes may look stranger than fiction, and the seemingly unreal may tran Read full … Continue reading "Use of Technology: Every Step He Takes"

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The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do.

When it comes to online comments and discourse and what you can do to limit their toxicity, you only have a certain amount of power. The real leverage lies with the tech companies. This column is going to be a bit unusual. Typically, I write about a broad tech problem and offer some solutions. Read … Continue reading "The Internet Trolls Have Won. Sorry, There’s Not Much You Can Do."

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Transhumanism and Crypto: Interview with Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist

To many people, cryptocurrencies seem like they’re a technology plucked from the future. But if you’re not a futurist, it can be difficult to imagine some of the ways that blockchain could influence our lives and society in general in the coming decades. Read full Article

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India Looks to Curb U.S. Tech Giants’ Power

NEW DELHI—Indian policy makers are looking for ways to tamp down American tech behemoths, a shift that could crimp growth potential in one of the biggest remaining open markets for their expansion. India wants to slap new rules on Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. Read full Article

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Meeting Narciss; Meeting Ourselves

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time — say, maybe 60,000 years ago — a man stood in the forest with his eyes wide and mouth ajar. Read full Article

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Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends?

What are you doing? I don’t mean what are you doing with your life, or in general, but what are you doing right now? The answer, in one respect, is simple enough: you’re reading this magazine. Obviously. Read full Article

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