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Why tech billionaires are throwing millions at ethical AI

Worried about a dystopian future in which AI rule the world and humans are enslaved to autonomous technology? You're not alone. So are billionaires (kind of). First it was the Partnership on AI formed...

Davos: In age of AI, business leaders urge new thinking

It’s no secret that automated machines and robots are rapidly replacing human workers. France, for one example, could lose three million jobs by 2025 due to automation, a former education minister campaigning for the French...

Infosys study: AI adoption driving revenue growth for businesses

Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, has released multinational research findings on artificial intelligence (AI) business impact, market maturity and expectations. The research report, “Amplifying Human Potential: Towards Purposeful Artificial Intelligence,” polled 1,600...

Microsoft’s CEO: AI should help people, not replace them

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has spoken out on how artificial intelligence should not be seen as a way of replacing humans. The leader made the comments as Microsoft enters new fields of AI research...

Priorities shoud change for OpenAI, which has admirable intentions

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in both business and science. Developers and industry analysts are all-in, building castles in the sky with tales of an impending AI “awakening.” In preparation for this...

NY professional drivers officially begin backlash against self-driving cars

An organization that advocates for professional drivers has urged New York to ban self-driving cars from the state's roads for 50 years. The Upstate Transportation Association fears that self-driving cars will eliminate thousands of...

AI for the public interest gets $27 million research backing

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Omidyar Network anchor a newly formed $27 million fund to support research into the social impacts of artificial intelligence. Hoffman and Omidyar are each kicking in $10 million to get the...

Japanese insurer to replace humans with AI

A Japanese insurance company reportedly is replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system, and industry analysts say the same could start happening in the U.S. this year. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company, a 94-year-old...

Here is more productive debate about productivity

Slumping productivity in the midst of rapid technological innovation presents a paradox. Information and communication technology (ICT) is experiencing a boom, as evidenced by impressive advances in computers and software, smartphones, and robotics. Yet,...

The long-term jobs killer is inconvenient villain – automation

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out pages. Later, she watched machines...

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