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The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics

In a dramatic man versus machine encounter, AlphaGo has secured its third, decisive victory against a renowned Go player. With scientists amazed at how fast AI is developing, it’s vital that humans stay in control<p>Let us all raise a glass to AlphaGo and mark another big moment in the advance of …

Oil

It's Not All About EQ: Study Suggests A New Balance Between Emotions And Intellect

It turns out that emotional intelligence isn’t the biggest aspect of a leader’s success, based on a comprehensive big data-driven assessment recently released by Development Dimensions International (DDI).<p>Daniel Goleman and other writers popularized the notion emotional skills are the biggest tool …

Leadership

Technology's Next Big Wave -- Virtual Reality

Technology innovation moves in waves, and a big part of success for tech entrepreneurs is timing. Try to catch the wave too early, and you’ll waste a lot of effort and be out of position when it hits. Start paddling too late, and it will crash on top of you. But if you catch it at the right time, …

Virtual Reality

After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

Artificial Intelligence

These technologies are shaping the future

Cloud computing has been named the technology most likely to shape the future, according to an IBM survey.<p>The poll questioned C-level executives from …

At what age does happiness peak?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>If it’s no fun getting old, then why do surveys of national well-being show that …

The latest high-speed internet breakthrough? Balloons

Google has started testing its balloon-powered high-speed internet service in Sri Lanka this week as part of an effort to get remote parts of the …

Electric Car Revolution said to begin in 2022

2020 used to be the scheduled year for when we’d all be driving electric cars and automakers would have an average mpg of a million across their …

Taiwan -- A green island with magnificent beauty

Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation

Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it.<p>Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of disruptive innovation in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> (<i>HBR</i>). Two years later, he published his …

Oil & Gas Industry

New York needs 4 GW of storage by 2030 to meet REV goals, advocacy group says

Dive Brief:<p>New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, or NY-BEST, says in a new report says the state needs to add 2 GW of multi-hour …

Utilities

Is a national high voltage transmission system the cheapest way to cut emissions?

Numbers from a new modeling tool built by top scientific researchers have sparked new talk of a national transmission system.<p>A high voltage direct …

Utilities

Why Negative Rates Could Spark Recession

When global markets are in turmoil, the last thing you want to hear from the person in charge of U.S. monetary policy is that she’s surprised.<p>In testimony before Congress last week, Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen said they had not anticipated the strong U.S. dollar and were also surprised by …

Economics

What’s at Stake in an Economy with Low Oil Prices

In the past, low oil prices have been seen as a boon, particularly at the gas pump. They’ve been credited with boosting economies and stirring growth. But recently oil prices have dropped so low that warning bells rippled through global markets, and they remain volatile. What does all this mean for …

Another Reason to Worry About Banks

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

One-Third of Oil Companies Could Go Bankrupt this Year

About a third of the world’s publicly-traded oil companies are at high risk of going bankrupt this year, according to a new report out …

Good News: China’s Dropping Coal Consumption Is Putting the Brakes on Global Carbon Emissions

*Note this post originally appeared on Switchboard*<p>New analysis finds that China holds the key to achieving the 2 degree Celsius global climate goal …

Love Can Make You Smarter - Facts So Romantic

Elsa Einstein and her husband, Albert, on the SS Rotterdam in New York. (1921)WikicommonsLove is supposed to make you stupid. We’re used to seeing …

Love

Solar roads in France will provide power to over 5 million people

Building on the momentum created by last December’s Paris Climate Change Summit, France’s minister of Ecology and Energy recently announced plans to …

What is the best predictor of success?

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new …

Self-improvement

Yellen's dilemma: a downturn with no easy response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve’s carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and begin a return to “normal” policy, may now become a nightmare for the U.S. central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods.<p>Fed chair Janet Yellen told …

Economy

5 Reasons Wall Street is Freaking Out About a Recession

Oil<p><b>Why it’s a problem:</b> The collapsing price of oil had economists bullish on growth for a while, as cheaper oil should give consumers more money to …

Prepare for the worst: Venezuela is heading toward complete disaster

THE POLITICAL drama in Venezuela, where a populist, authoritarian government is attempting to cling to power despite losing a legislative election by a landslide, tends to obscure a deeper crisis. Though it is awash in oil, the country of 30 million people is facing an economic collapse and a …

Venezuela

The Impossible Particle: Japanese Physicists Say They've Found The Tetraneutron

The Tetraneutron<p>Recently, scientists in Japan uncovered the most convincing evidence to date of a tetraneutron, which is a particle with four …

Is Germany dragging down the eurozone?

<b>New eurozone economic figures released today have shown continued, if rather sluggish growth, with significant variation between countries.</b><p>Germany is in line with that: growth but not very strong. Both Germany and the eurozone as a whole have come in at 0.3% growth for the final three months of …

Economics

Sweden’s central bank Riks-rolls the market

2016-02-12T09:00:07.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Imagine someone told you about a country where real output per person is at an all-time high and growing …

Economics