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Millennial heirs must prove their worth | Financial Times

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith wrote of the heirs of Cornelius Vanderbilt that they “dispensed their wealth for frequent and unparalleled …

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The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?

<i>Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives</i><p>Deep within the inner sanctum of Google’s downtown HQ in Toronto, past the rooftop crazy golf …

Amazon is still getting dominated in China

Amazon has become near-synonymous with online shopping in the US, but as this chart from Statista shows, it's barely a blip in the largest market out East: China.<p>According to a recent report from Chinese market research firm iResearch China, Amazon's Chinese site holds less than 1% of the country's …

India continues its war on cash

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The Indian government has introduced a number of new proposals in its 2017 budget to encourage both consumers and merchants to reduce their use of cash, according to Tribune …

Donald Trump and the Threat of Global Conflict

A conversation with Robert Jervis of Columbia University on the potential consequences of the president’s combative rhetoric<p>In the opening days of his presidency, Donald Trump appears to be taking an unpredictable, albeit hawkish approach to foreign policy.<p>On Wednesday, his administration issued …

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Bank of England sharply raises UK growth forecast

Central bank predicts economy will grow by 2% this year as consumers and businesses appear to shrug off Brexit blues<p>The Bank of England has painted a brighter outlook for the UK economy this year, with faster growth, lower unemployment and a more modest rise in inflation.<p>After further signs that …

Harvard Launches Open-source Neural Machine Translation System

On December 19, 2016, a Monday, at exactly half past nine, the Twitterverse was alerted to the existence of the OpenNMT project over at the Harvard …

Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are using Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine

Cloud Imperium Games announced today that its Star Citizen and Squadron 42 games will use the Amazon Lumberyard game engine. These are two of the most ambitious games being built today, and the switch from other engines is a coup for Amazon.<p>Previously, Cloud Imperium Games indicated it was using …