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Mattel’s New AI Will Help Raise Your Kids

The toy company’s Aristotle device is a voice-activated speaker that will understand, educate, and entertain children.<p>“Okay, Google, how fast do lions run?” yelled my toddler to our new Google Home smart speaker. “Okay, Google, how far is our moon?” The voice assistant had understood me perfectly …

There's a New Prediction for the Singularity: 2047

In 30 years, the singularity will happen and artificial intelligence in all the smart devices and robots will exceed human intelligence.<p>That was the …

Singularity

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take …

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Forever is a long time to hold a stock. Most investors hold on to a stock for less time than the late Elizabeth Taylor held on to a husband. …

Investing

A warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking

“The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend …

Bill Gates

Canada is betting on a universal basic income to help cities gutted by manufacturing job loss

Of all the ideas to pull people out of poverty, one of the more contentious is also the simplest: governments should just hand out monthly checks to the poor, no strings attached.<p>That’s exactly what the Canadian province of Ontario plans to do, and it’s already causing a ruckus. The Liberal Party …