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VW to Spend $40 Billion on Electrified Cars, Autonomous Tech

Automaker sets investment goals through 2022<p>We knew Volkswagen was getting serious about electric cars after its diesel scandal, but a new announcement reveals just how serious it is. VW Group will spend 34 billion euros, around $40 billion, on electrification, autonomous driving, mobility …

Automotive Industry

Humans Are More Intelligent Than Computers

First approach focuses on study of human brains and compares that with computers. Human brain has about 100 billion neurons which are often compared …

This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide.<p>Around 800,000 people die a year from suicide, according to the World Health Organization. It’s currently the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. among people between the ages of 15 and 24.<p>But a new …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM's new, cutting edge tech could make computers 200 times faster

An All-in-One Approach to Computing<p>Regular desktop computers, as well as laptops and smartphones, have processing units dedicated to computing and …

Can Blockchain And AI Accelerate The Arrival Of The IoT Economy?

The collective network of connected devices known as the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is growing. Gartner estimates that there will be 8.4B IoT devices by 2020. The bulk of this growth is expected to come from consumer devices as more consumers acquire smart devices and appliances. Businesses are also …

Internet of Things

The CEO of a simulation startup backed with $500 million thinks we're going to start living 'multiversal lives'

Improbable cofounder and CEO Herman Narula said on Thursday that he expects us to start living multiversal lives we cannot yet imagine.<p>The Cambridge-educated tech entrepreneur said at the Wired Live event that artificial realities built on the distributed computing systems that Improbable is …

The rise of conscious AI is just decades away

Putting the “AI Hype” in Perspective<p>Today, many of the world’s leading companies are in a one-of-a-kind race: To bring artificial intelligence (AI) …

"This will be a new form of life": Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence robots will replace humans COMPLETELY

Renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking has said robots will eventually replace humanity COMPLETELY.<p>Prof Hawking said that he believes artificial …

The nasty future of ransomware: Four ways the nightmare is about to get even worse

WannaCry, NotPetya, Bad Rabbit, and others have demonstrated the power of ransomware -- and new sneaky tricks are only going to make it an even …

6 Scary Stories of AI Gone Wrong

Technology can have a mind of its own.<p>Artificial intelligence is poised to become a nearly $60 billion market by 2025 and you'd be hard-pressed to …

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Africa's Population Will Quadruple by 2100. What Does That Mean for its Cities?

New population figures paint a difficult picture for African cities. But there's more to the story than sheer numbers.<p>Numbers continue to stack up against the world’s poorest continent.<p>Global population levels are expected to increase from a current figure of 7.2 billion to nearly 11 billion by …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Sprawling cities, growing risks?

Urbanization is increasing, with already over 50% of the world’s population living in cities. While the many benefits of organized and efficient …

London's population hits 8.6m record high

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/england/1142000/1142493_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683276_5fe5419dba1f27bccc781e688ae4a294<p><b>London's population has topped 8.6m, the highest since its 1939 peak, the Greater London Authority has revealed.</b><p>The figures show Hillingdon has had …

Geography

A tale of four world cities – London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogotá compared

Cities are not static. Like living organisms they change and adapt over time. Some grow and others shrink in response to economic, political and environmental shifts. But they do this in radically different ways, reflecting local responses to regional, national and global changes. Recently, LSE …

Urbanization

São Paulo – anatomy of a failing megacity: residents struggle as water taps run dry

In the first in a series looking at Brazil’s largest city, Claire Rigby reports that many paulistanos are hoarding water in their apartments – and some are even drilling homemade wells – as they prepare for possible rationing<p>Life in São Paulo: share your stories with GuardianWitness<p>In São Paulo, …

Water

Which is the poorest city in the world?

Ranking hardship is not a simple, or happy, task – but as the world urbanises, city poverty becomes ever more important. Here are the places that struggle most<p>For most of history, and despite the stereotype of urban squalour, it has been the countryside where poverty has particularly thrived. But …

Africa

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles? Stephen Moss goes on an epic (car-free) journey to find out<p>Have we really reached ‘peak car’?<p>Gilles Vesco calls it the “new mobility”. …

Urban Design

Water Crisis - Learn About The Global Water Crisis | Water.org

Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – unlocking education, work …

World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted

United Nations leaders have worried for decades about the pace of population growth. A few years ago leading calculations had global population …

Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million against 1.269m registered deaths in its population<p>Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official …

Geography

Laos: condoms, teenage pregnancies and sex talk on youth agenda

Dr Arsone Vongruily stands at the entrance of the youth health clinic in Laos’s capital, Vientiane, taking an inventory of the boxes of condoms that have just arrived. “We give out almost 3,000 condoms a month at this youth centre,” she says as she counts the supply. “They’re not just for the young …

Danes agree to keep public services open by making babies

They’ve tried everything from carnal-themed masses to baby-ready dating sites, “date night” childcare, ad campaigns and even prize draws for positive pregnancy tests. But now, the citizens of rural Denmark have come up with another idea to boost the country’s flagging birth rates.<p>People in the …

Jutland

Activists say Obama action on methane emissions 'misses 90% of pollution'

The plan, a clear signal the president aims to shore up his climate legacy, applies only to future oil and gas infrastructure – a move environmental groups say will fail to combat the rise in emissions from the booming US oil and gas industry<p>Barack Obama has defied a Republican Congress to move …

Fossil Fuels

Italy is a 'dying country' says minister as birth rate plummets

New figures show the lowest total number of births since the formation of the modern Italian state<p>Fewer babies were born in Italy in 2014 than in any other year since the modern Italian state was formed in 1861, new data show, highlighting the demographic challenge faced by the country’s …

Geography

Cooking with gas: Teenager brings poop power to Kenyan school

CNN Marketplace Africa covers the macro trends impacting the region and also focuses on the continent's key industries and corporations<p><b>(CNN) —</b> When Leroy Mwasaru's school in western Kenya faced a sewage problem, the teenager and a group of friends set out to fix it.<p>It all started after tractors …

Africa

World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

<b>Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.</b><p>The six lagoons - four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria - will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.<p>A £1bn …

Hydroelectric Power