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Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Millennials Are Screwed

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

Bitcoin Quietly Rages on While Global Currency Markets Implode

It’s been a year since I argued that bitcoin was too big to fail, but it has only got stronger. And yet, you don’t have to look far to find a new …

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Are About to Transform Business. Here's How to Be Prepared. | Inc.com

Discussions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) inevitably evoke descriptive images of a room full of gamers. But, AI and VR will change the way you communicate and do business. This post comes from the perspective of Montserrat Corominas Founder & Managing Partner at …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Technology Trends That Will Revolutionize Small Business

Changes in technology inevitably mean changes in the way we shop and do business. Below are five emerging technology trends to watch in 2017.<p><b>Distributed Teams</b><p>Between the booming freelance market and the rise of robust cloud collaboration tools, more and more employees are working remotely. Many …

Small Business

Seven Ways Super-Productive People Stay Motivated

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

Neuroscientist on How to Survive a Future With Superhuman Artificial Intelligence

Excited? Wrong answer, according to neuroscientist and bestselling author Sam Harris.<p>Super human artificial intelligence is coming, says Sam Harris, a Stanford grad with his PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. He has five <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers under his belt. "It's very difficult to see how they …

We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically.<p>So much so, that renewable …

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalisation.<p>Addressing the theory that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections was …

Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future. But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll …

The Future

Automation and Robots Could Permanently Disrupt Capitalism

Automation is Real<p>Many articles that talk about automation and its resulting job displacement may sound alarmist. However, studies have shown that …

Bridgewater Associates has a team of engineers working on a project to automate decision-making to save time and eliminate human emotional volatility<p>The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other …

Artificial Intelligence

World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France

France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday.<p>The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the “unprecedented” new road on Thursday, which is covered by solar panels and stretches for more than half mile …

France

Watch Elon Musk’s emotional rollercoaster during successful SpaceX Falcon 9 landing

A year ago, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time at Cape Canaveral, Florida, making history with the early …

Elon Musk Says Tesla Autopilot's Neural Net is "Working Well"

Tesla’s Autopilot system has had a few bad trips over the past year, but as of Wednesday evening, Elon Musk says everything is pretty much hunky …

Tesla

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

Renewable Energy

Why we are still light years away from full artificial intelligence

Clara Lu Contributor<p>Clara Lu is the marketing manager at ViSenze, an artificial intelligence company that makes search by images possible without keywords.<p>The future is here… or is it?<p>With so many articles proliferating the media space on how humans are at the cusp of full AI (artificial …

How Much Does Solar Panel Installation Really Cost? Here’s How To Find Out

<b>Published on</b> December 13th, 2016 | <i>by Sponsored Content</i><p>0<p>December 13th, 2016 by <b>Sponsored Content</b><p>By Justin Lonson<p>Want to generate clean energy and pay …

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened

Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content<p>The University of Oxford has unveiled its first massive open online course (Mooc), becoming the latest prestigious …

Online Education

These 20 companies are racing to build self-driving cars in the next 5 years

We rounded up a whopping 20 companies — from traditional automakers to Silicon Valley start-ups — who are working to build a self-driving car by 2021. Naturally, when we will see a fully driverless car hinges just as much on the regulatory environment as advancements in self-driving tech.<p>But …

Amazon’s new stores track what you pick off the shelves and bill your account for it later – and that’s just part of what’s coming in retail<p>Amazon may be set to bring its hi-tech till-free stores to the UK after registering the Amazon Go brand name in the UK last week. At the test store near …

eCommerce

Lego, Crayola, and Others Imagine Autonomous Cars of 2050 in Futuristic Design Challenge

For those of us more interested in the far future than the near future or present (both of which tend to be comparatively dull), the best part of the …

'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion …

The Robot Economy: A Caution

The science fiction author Isaac Asimov was a prolific writer on the subject of robots, having written numerous short stories addressing the problems …

Will a robot take your job?

<b>Type your job title into the search box below to find out the likelihood that it could be automated within the next two decades.</b><p>About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and …

How AI Will Change Software Development And Applications

Developers: Will AI run you out of your job?

Forrester: AI will disrupt how developers build applications and the nature of the applications they build.<p>Much has been written about how artificial …

Elon Musk: We Need Universal Income Because Robots Will Steal All the Jobs

Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”<p>“People will have time to do other things, …

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

Great Depression