Man & Machine โ€“ A Mutually Beneficial Partnership in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


Analysis predicting major societal problems caused by artificial intelligence (AI) surfaces every other day: how AI could be used to manipulate elections and launch drone attacks. The major fear seems to be that AI is set to make humans a redundant force in the workplace. Yes, AI, like any evolving technology, is set to change our jobs, but could it also be the key to unlocking creativity and productivity in the business sector? It's clear that nothing is holding AI back. Replacing an existing business process requires a clear investment case.

Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

AI Magazine

Success in the quest for artificial intelligence has the potential to bring unprecedented benefits to humanity, and it is therefore worthwhile to investigate how to maximize these benefits while avoiding potential pitfalls.

Humanity In The Age Of AI


Combining psychometrics and AI can be used to identify and modify people's behaviours. These modifications don't need to be major, a slight uptick in apathy is all that might be required in many cases, especially in elections. It was these small margins in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin that won Trump the election, thanks in part to hyper-targeted advertising from the Trump campaign to particularly disenfranchised groups. There is no question humanity is quickly changing, our relationship with technology has become symbiotic. Sit in a park or on a train, and you'll see the majority staring aimlessly into their phones.

Xi tells new Maldives president he wants to deepen cooperation

The Japan Times

BEIJING โ€“ China wants to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with the Maldives, President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory message to the newly elected Maldivian president, the leader of an opposition that has vowed to review Chinese projects. China and India are going head-to-head for influence in the Indian Ocean nation, a string of palm-fringed islands and atolls over 500 km (300 miles) southwest of India's southern tip. The Maldives opposition said before the election it will review China's investments in its "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative, partly out of concern over terms, as experts have warned that the archipelago risks falling into a debt trap. Xi told Ibrahim Mohamed Solih that China and the Maldives share a long-standing friendship, China's official Xinhua News Agency said late Sunday. "China is willing to work with the Maldives to continue to cement their friendship and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields to better benefit the people of both countries," Xinhua said.

Tropical fruit 'helps to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Dieters have long sworn that grapefruit and even pineapple can magically help people lose weight. Now scientists have added another fruit to the mix, claiming mangoes may also help to stop obesity and type 2 diabetes, new research claims. The superfood was found to boost gut bacteria which can ward off the conditions. The study found eating the fruit can prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria which can be caused by a high-fat diet. Researchers said the specific bacteria in the intestinal tract may play a role in obesity and obesity-related complications, such as type 2 diabetes.