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Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

US regulatory thumbs up brings small modular nuclear reactors a step closer

The first small modular reactor (SMR) application has passed an intensive Phase 1 review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), potentially …

Energy

99 Percent of Great Barrier Reef Green Sea Turtles Are Hatching Female

Australia's 1,200-mile (2,000 kilometer) Great Barrier Reef is an enormous climate change experiment that's not happening in the safe isolation of a …

A Tool for Making Sense of the Cryptocurrency Markets

Bitcoin rose 88 percent from Dec. 1 to 19, then fell 23 percent by Dec. 30, a net 44 percent increase for the month. Attention naturally focused on those events, but the important longer-term story is what's happening within the entire cryptocurrency sector.<p>The market value of all non-bitcoin …

What Lessons Can Be Learnt From Tezos ICO Debacle

Our London Correspondent Nick Ayton, the Sage of Shoreditch, explores the infighting at Tezos that reveals the ICOs structural challenges.<p>Some …

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they’re doing it again, starting with a free preview on October 21st when the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks.<p>Just like last year, …

Oculus ‘Dash’ replaces your computer monitor with VR

Oculus Rift has a whole new user interface that lets you customize your VR Home space and replace your traditional computer monitor with nearly unlimited VR screenspace. Oculus Core 2.0 is rolling out in beta in December.<p>Oculus Dash<p>Dash is reminiscent of a Minority Report-style interface, where …

Virtual Reality

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …

Tesla

10 Artificial Intelligence and Robots books you should read today

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share110<p>+1<p>Shares 147<p>Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think of technology. It is radically changing the various aspects of …

Millennials Are Changing The Legal Profession In An Unexpected Way

Millennials have made an impression on the modern workplace that will forever change how companies operate. Benefits, recruiting, and company culture often change because of expectations set by young employees.<p>Some industries, however, are changing due to an indirect impact by the largest …

Scientists Create Microprobe 200 Times Smaller Than A Human Hair

Researchers from the IIT- Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia <i></i>in Italy and Harvard Medical School say they’ve co-developed an optical microprobe to control electrical activity in the brain through light beams.<p>The scientists believe the probe, which is optical fibers with a tapered tip that’s 500 …

11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where …

Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

From many passengers’ perspective, Uber is a godsend — lower fares than taxis, clean vehicles, courteous drivers, easy electronic payments. Yet the company’s mounting scandals reveal something seriously amiss, culminating in last week’s stern report from former U.S. Attorney General Eric …

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

AI everywhere

N<p>vidia’s Jensen Huang is one of those rare CEOs who has, for a remarkably long and storied period, been at the helm of a company he helped create. In 1993, at the age of 30, he co-founded Nvidia and has occupied the top executive spot ever since. What began as a provider of relatively niche …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk thinks automated manufacturing will help make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks he can make his company as valuable as Apple — by “going at the machine that makes the machine.”<p>MarketWatch reports that three Tesla manufacturing facilities across the U.S. will soon start trying out the company’s advanced robotics machinery and software to crank out the …

The First Mars Astronauts Could Be Trapped Inside a Tube For Years With No Chance of Escape

And they don't even get to land.<p>For years, NASA has talked about sending people to Mars with its gigantic new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), …

A Chinese warehouse reportedly cut its labor costs in half with a fleet of tiny robots

It’s a disconcerting narrative to the American government, but the US is being outspent and out-scaled by the implementation of robots in China. Asia produces more robots than the rest of the world combined, and Chinese workers fear unemployment at the hands of robots more than anyone else. Even …

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

No one is prepared to stop the robot onslaught. So what will we do when it arrives?

You’ve heard about the robots—how they are on their way to vaporize the jobs of tens of thousands of bankers and brokers on Wall Street, in the City of London, and in trading hubs around the world. How they are bent on inflicting similar mayhem in law and accounting firms, and in …

Artificial Intelligence

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say<p>An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI

Internet platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk let companies break jobs into smaller tasks and offer them to people across the globe. But, do they …

Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence is now trying to make sense out of the mess that is Congress

Governing is hard. Predicting what the, ahem, disjointed members of Congress are going to do on any given day is even harder.<p>So why not give your …

Google AI Just Beat Human Pathologists at Detecting Cancer

Artificial intelligence is tailor-made for sifting through massive amounts of data to find patterns. GoogLeNet AI just used image recognition and …

Three game changers for energy

New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.<p><b>Change is afoot</b> in the energy system. Soaring demand in emerging …

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer

Cells are basically tiny computers: They send and receive inputs and output accordingly. If you chug a Frappuccino, your blood sugar spikes, and your …

Study: 60 percent of rural millennials lack access to a political life

Like older voters, young ones were divided by the 2016 presidential election.<p>A recent study of millennial voters by Tufts University found that young …

Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, …