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8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could be cleaning up after you at home, and your financial advisor might be a computer investing for you automatically.<p>And with at least 90 countries operating unmanned aerial vehicles, …

Robotics

This sentence explains the striking importance that income inequality has for the economy

The FT described it as "an epic analysis of the roots and consequences of inequality."<p>It was a controversial book largely because it basically argues that the modern capitalist system is causing rising inequality.<p>But, in an IMF report released overnight Piketty gets all the support he needs from …

Income Inequality

Planarian Regeneration Model Discovered by Artificial Intelligence

<b>Robot science does more than just crunch numbers.</b><p>An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration …

Computer independently solves 120-year-old biological mystery

For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human …

The Highest-Paying Jobs Of The Future Will Eat Your Life

In the future, highly skilled people will be bringing home fatter paychecks, but they’ll rarely be home long enough to spend them.<p>For a glimpse of the future of work, especially the high-paying kind, look at finance and high-tech companies. Some of the biggest offer high employee salaries combined …

Fortune.com

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Soon, a 1-person startup will be worth $1 billion

Maybe I was a bit overzealous, suggesting a company could reach $1B in value without <i>any</i> full-time employees… but startup value per person (whether measured in users, or dollars, or some other way) is rising fast. Why?<p>Another way to look at the question: why do companies of more than one person …

Bitcoin Fees Explained - BitcoinFees.com

People often claim that with Bitcoin "you can send money between any two points on earth for free". While that is true in some cases, sometimes a …

DataRPM raises $5.1M for natural language business intelligence

DataRPM, a Fairfax, Va.-based startup that has built a business intelligence product based on search engine technology, has raised a $5.1 million …

Britain’s David Cameron announces more funding for Internet of things research

The Internet of things — sensor-filled devices that connect to the web — is about to get more congested in the United Kingdom.<p>Today UK prime minister David Cameron announced that the government is making available £45 million in funding for research on the emerging field of technology, as well as a …

What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it’s putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost.<p>Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at the top 20 feeder schools where current employees …

Employment

Ford Partners With MIT And Stanford To Research Autonomous Cars

Ford today announced that it is partnering with MIT and Stanford to research a number of technical challenges surrounding automated driving.<p>A team at MIT will look into how a car can best predict the actions of pedestrians and other cars around it, while another team at Stanford plans to look into …

Google Now Lets You Create Your Own Street View Experience

Google has unveiled a new way to allow anyone to create their own personalized Street View map of their location. The company states in a blog post that a Street View experience can be created just by using photos taken from either Google’s Photo Sphere technology or a dSLR camera.<p>Often times, a …

Meet Patrick Soon-Shiong, The LA Billionaire Reinventing Your Health Care

SANTA MONICA, Calif. –- You have been diagnosed with lung cancer.<p>There is a bewildering array of drugs, and combinations of drugs, that may shrink the tumor and prolong your life. Or they could make matters worse and give you terrible side effects.<p>In the past, this decision was mostly a crude …