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We Should Make AI And Blockchain Boost Global Trade

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It wouldn't be unfair to assume the risk of deglobalization and the emergence of industry 4.0 as perhaps the two most important dynamics unfolding in the world today. And there are certainly many actions beyond the realm of trade that must be taken in order to make both globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution work. Retraining ― and therefore the "reskilling" of the labor force ― is definitely one of them. But by scanning the technological horizon out there, we feel there are innovations that may actually propel trade and globalization forward, in a way that is both inclusive and smart.


Is Artificial Intelligence A (Job) Killer?

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Artificial intelligence consists of large collections of connected computational units called artificial neurons, loosely analogous to the neurons in our brains. To train this network to "think," scientists provide it with many solved examples of a given problem.


Self-Driving Car Technology Foiled By Kangaroos

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The BBC points out that the problem would hardly be a trivial one for self-driving cars in Australia, since kangaroo collusions are a significant problem for regular cars. About 80% of vehicle collisions with animals in Australia involve kangaroos, adding up to more than 16,000 kangaroo-related collisions every year.


7 Scary Things That Can Happen If You Neglect Your Kid's Online Privacy

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Everyone has the right to privacy, especially in their own home. But home assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Mattel Aristotle are designed to butt their noses into conversations. These devices collect ― and store ― untold amounts of data. The suspect agreed to hand over the recordings, and Amazon was compelled to make them available.


Our Data Could Be The Biggest Monopoly Ever

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I think what many of us gloss over is the sheer amount of profitable data that each of us creates on a daily basis. The music you listen to, videos you watch, articles you read, feeds you scroll through, and links you click generate terabytes of data per second, all the while producing billions of dollars. This data sharpens the ever-present edge of machine learning clusters that know you better than yourself. They know what you're buying next and where you're going before you grab your keys.


JetBlue Could Soon Let You Scan Your Face To Board Planes

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The process begins after customers check in for their flights, go through security and arrive at their gates. Travelers will step up to a camera at a Self-Boarding station, where they will have their photos taken. CBP will match the photo with travelers' passport, visa or immigration documentation. A message indicating the photo has been verified will flash on a screen, and customers will then be allowed onto the jet bridge.


Uber Fires Self-Driving Car Chief At Center Of Court Case

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Uber had hoped Levandowski, one the most respected self-driving engineers in Silicon Valley, would help the ride services company catch up to rivals including Waymo, in the race for self-driving technology. Instead the hiring led to a court fight and the threat of criminal charges. Uber replaced him as the head of its self-driving car unit in April before finally making the decision to fire him.


Catholic School Teacher Says He Was Fired After Students Outed Him As Gay

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A religion teacher at one of the city's most prestigious private high schools said he was harassed and threatened by students after they found his online dating profile -- and then he was fired by the school.


The Tech Giant Suing Uber Is Taking Its Technology To Lyft

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Both Lyft and Waymo confirmed to HuffPost the news of their partnership, although neither company could share details about the deal ― which comes at a curious time. Waymo is currently engaged in a fierce legal battle with Uber, as it has accused the company of stealing the self-driving technology it's now sharing with Lyft.


Uber's Self-Driving Program At Risk As Judge Considers Heated Case Brought By Rival

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That evidence includes emails Levandowski exchanged with Uber while he still worked at Waymo, and 5.3 million shares of stock (worth approximately $250 million) Uber granted Levandowski on Jan. 28, 2016, the day after he left Google. Uber responded by clarifying it actually awarded Levandowski the stock months later during the Otto acquisition, but set the vesting date earlier as a courtesy.