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Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

If the Trump administration starts a trade war, Kentucky bourbon may get caught in the cross-fire.<p>The administration is weighing strict new limits on imported steel and aluminum in hopes of shoring up home-grown metal industries.<p>But European allies are warning of possible retaliation, including …

Pat Toomey

Experts Warn AI Is Now A 'Clear And Present Danger' In Major Report

From creating fake news to hacking fleets of self-driving cars.<p>In a major new report, a team of 26 international experts have warned that artificial …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Cardiovascular System

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

Kim Jong Un 'impressed' with South Korea's efforts, state media says

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has praised South Korea for its "very impressive" and "sincere" efforts in hosting the North's high-level delegation during the opening of the Winter Olympics.<p>Kim expressed "satisfaction" over the visit, according to state media Tuesday, "expressing …

North Korea

U.S. Strikes Said to Kill Scores of Russian Fighters in Syria

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the …

Middle East

3 reasons to retire as early as you can

Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for 40 or 50 years trading their time for this thing we call money.<p>The great news is that there's a corollary to that fact: If people are willing to give you money for your time, you can spend …

Retirement

After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived, drowned out by images of the two Koreas marching and competing as one.<p>And as the South appeared to look favorably on warming ties on the Korean …

North Korea

AI could win the next Cold War

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The United States and Russia each accuse the other of interfering in domestic affairs. Russia has annexed territory over U.S. objections, raising concerns about military conflict.<p>As during the Cold War after World War …

War

This Japanese Budgeting Trick Could Save You Thousands in 2018

You’ve already Marie Kondo’d your closet. Now we’ve got a new (and equally brilliant) Japanese organizational tactic called Kakeibo for you to test …

Marie Kondo

This in-demand AI genius just got $175 million from Silicon Valley’s biggest investors

Andrew Ng may not be a household name like other tech entrepreneurs, but he's very in-demand among techies both in Silicon Valley and in China.<p>Ng is one of the top experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies in the world — he's taught at Stanford, worked at Google, and most …

Artificial Intelligence

SpaceX is planning to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6th

The rocket will take off from Launchpad 39A<p>Just days after SpaceX performed a successful static fire of its Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk says that the company is planning to launch the rocket for the first time on Tuesday, February 6th from Cape Kennedy in Florida.<p>SpaceX originally intended to …

Space Travel

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence

The Apple Watch gets serious — may soon be able to serve as an EKG

Fitness wearables are making a New Years resolution of their own — to be taken more seriously as medical devices. And it looks as though that …

Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog gets a makeover; loses a head

My dog’s got no nose. Or eyes. Or mouth.<p>Two weeks ago, Sony announced it was bringing its Aibo robotic dog back from the dead. That’s all very well …

Robotics

Citigroup, Twitter, Lyft: Prince’s Arrest Touches Many

HONG KONG — With the arrest of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the prominent billionaire investor, Saudi Arabia has touched one of the richest and most influential investors in the world.<p>Among Prince Alwaleed’s crown jewels: sizable stakes in Twitter, Lyft and Citigroup. He has gone into business with …

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

AI can write surprisingly scary and creative horror stories

Writing and creativity may be traditionally thought of as the domain of humans, but AIs are making strides in this area. We've previously covered how the UK Press Association is handing off writing duties in newsrooms to robots, thanks to Google, and even how a robot wrote for Engadget. Now, …

Amazon now employs a whopping 542,000 people and plans to hire thousands more

It's hard to imagine a company that already employed 382,400 people could grow its headcount 77% in just three months.<p>But that's exactly what Amazon did. At the end of September, the e-commerce giant employed 541,900 people, up 159,500 from the end of June.<p>The boost in employees mostly came from …

Enterprise Tech

Rent the Runway CEO: Gender discrimination is larger workplace issue than sexual harassment

Jennifer Hyman runs a fast growing startup and helps women become successful in their businesses through Project Entrepreneur accelerator …

Scientists Have Worked Out How To Save A 'Dead' Heart After A Heart Attack

This is pretty incredible stuff.<p>Surviving a heart attack is only half of the battle as 20% of patients will go on to have another cardiac arrest …

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention<p>I. The Question<p>A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extradimensional physicist, a psychology geek, an electronic-materials wrangler, and a journalist walk into a room. The …

Innovation