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The brave new world of robots and lost jobs

Job insecurity is a central theme of the 2016 campaign, fueling popular anger about trade deals and immigration. But economists warn that much bigger job losses are ahead in the United States — driven not by foreign competition but by advancing technology.<p>A look at the numbers suggests that the …

Universal Basic Income

How do you create energy from magnets and plasma hotter than the centre of the Sun?

Tokamak Energy says fusion energy could be powering UK homes in just 15 years.<p>Nuclear fusion is often touted as the Holy Grail of sustainable energy. …

MegaBots raises $2.4 million to create league of human-piloted, giant fighting robots

Oakland, Calif. startup MegaBots Inc. has raised $2.4 million in seed funding to bring the robot-fighting stuff of manga and anime to a venue near you.<p>According to MegaBots cofounders, Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein, and Brinkley Warren, the startup aspires to follow in the footsteps of major sports …

From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over

Vivek Wadhwa Contributor<p>Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur, and author who holds appointments at Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape<br>• Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the …

Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know …

Artificial Intelligence