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Poll: Majority of Americans worried about sharing roads with driverless cars

January 18, 2018

A recent poll found that a majority of Americans are worried about operating cars on the same roads as driverless vehicles. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said they are concerned about sharing the streets with driverless vehicles, according to a poll from Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety.

How to stop 'extremely disruptive' AI from harming society

January 18, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) could be the biggest challenge facing the jobs market and even humanity itself, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller. However, the Yale University professor told CNBC that he had a radical idea that could be implemented to mitigate AI's potential harm to society.

Apple Accelerates US Investment and Job Creation

January 18, 2018

Combining new investments and Apple's current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers -- an estimated $55 billion for 2018 -- Apple's direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple's ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees' wages and the sale of Apple products.

Apple To Create 20,000 Jobs At Expanded U.S. Data Centers And New Campus

January 18, 2018

iPhone maker Apple announced today that it is making immense investments in the U.S. economy including building a new campus at an as-yet unnamed location and hiring 4,000 new workers a year for the next five years, many of whom will be employed at existing data centers.

Is This Science Hacker a Heroine or a Villain?

January 17, 2018

In 2011, 23-year-old Alexandra Elbakyan did something radical: She created Sci-Hub, a digital repository housing copies of 64.5 million scientific journal articles. That might seem, on its face, ho-hum. But Sci-Hub was radical because it was free to anyone with an internet connection, threatening to disrupt the research publishing industry, which holds its copyrighted material behind a paywall.

Should Apple do more to limit children's screen time?

January 17, 2018

Eye problems, bad posture, carpal tunnel syndrome, social disconnection, depression, insomnia. All of these are symptoms of excessive screen time, and Apple has recently responded to a request by shareholders for the company to address youth screen time issues.

Trump Administration Moving Forward on Self-Driving Vehicles

January 16, 2018

The hope among industry attendees at CES was that the new guidelines will put more states on the same page when it comes to self-driving regulations, whether those regulations relate to cars, trucks or trains. "What we are trying to do is to reduce the number of regulations that are hampering the growth of technology in this area," Chao said during a Q&A session.

Best of CES 2018: the most impressive, innovative products from the show

January 16, 2018

From Android TVs to phones, connected speakers, smartwatches, long-awaited components, and unified services, we’ve got a mixed bag this year for the Android Authority Best of CES 2018 awards.

Will Space Policy Directive 1 benefit or hinder human missions to Mars?

January 11, 2018

The administration genuinely appears to be motivated to accomplish real human space exploration goals within its term of office. It remains unclear, however, whether a sufficient budget will actually be allotted to enable execution of its ambitious policy, either in whole or in part. Federal budgets are challenging—and will be for the foreseeable future--but there is an extremely compelling reason why the administration should go “all in” on this plan and propose a budget that will enable the United States to aggressively move forward.

Slowly but surely, gains from AI innovation are coming

January 10, 2018

Each day we read about amazing technology breakthroughs, particularly when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). But if AI is so great, why are these breathtaking technological achievements not matched with soaring productivity and economic growth? Or, to paraphrase an old jibe: If the economy is so smart, why aren’t we all rich?

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