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Now, Even Artificial Intelligence Gurus Fret That AI Will Steal Our Jobs

It’s easy to find lots of people who worry that artificial intelligence will create machines so smart that they will destroy a huge swath of jobs currently done by humans. As computers and robots become more adept at everything from driving to writing, say even some technology optimists such as …

Artificial Intelligence

Must stop Jeb: Romney prepares to make peace with Christie

After announcing that he would not, after all, be mounting a third campaign for the US presidency, Mitt Romney signalled on Friday that he may forge a reconciliation with Chris Christie to stop Jeb Bush’s bid for the Republican nomination next year.<p>Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, had been …

Government

The End of Console Competition and the New Game Development Era in China

The price of the Xbox One, which was released in China in September 2014, got slashed recently in an effort to preempt demand for the globally dominant PlayStation 4 (PS4), which has yet to launch in China due to an unexplained delay. But thanks to some corporate restructuring, once the PS4 does …

gamehardware

Breached webcam and baby monitor site flagged by watchdogs

<b>The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.</b><p>Data watchdogs across the world have drawn attention to the Russian-based site, which broadcasts footage from systems using either default passwords or no log-in …

The very rich get very richer (very quickly) in Canada

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Friday, Nov. 21, 2014</i>.<p><b>Rich in Canada</b><br>The number of people you'd consider very, very rich is on the rise in Canada.<p>According to an annual report by Wealth-X and UBS AG, the number of ultra-rich people in the world now stands at a record 211,275, with …

China's central bank cuts rates. Surprise!

China surprised markets Friday by cutting its interest rates for the first time in more than two years.<p>The cut comes against the backdrop of a slowing Chinese economy and rising concerns about global growth.<p>"Today's move is a major -- and largely unanticipated -- change of tack," said Mark …

New York taxi drivers' group calls for Uber to have license suspended

One of New York’s largest taxi driver groups has called for rival Uber to have its license suspended after reports that it has been abusing access to data about its passengers’ rides.<p>The move, the latest in a bitter feud between the tech firm and traditional cabs, follows a Buzzfeed report that New …

Current immigration laws hamstring U.S. economy, tech industry says

The presidential orders on immigration Thursday night offered little relief to the nation's technology industry, with company executives, venture capitalists and lobbyists expressing frustration that Congress hasn't moved to improve the processes that would allow more highly skilled foreigners to …

Immigration

European Parliament reportedly wants Google to be broken up

The European Parliament is about to call for the “unbundling” of Google’s search business from the rest of its operations, as one potential way to …

Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started

Here come more leaks, and more reasons to suspect that the European Union is not going to get the hard-won net neutrality law it seemed likely to get …

The Economics of Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey is cheaper this year, but your holiday dinner will be more expensive.<p>From negotiating family politics at the dinner table to managing the misery of holiday travel, the entire Thanksgiving enterprise is fraught with challenges for which we're supposed to be grateful. (And, of course, we …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Physics

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …