People Should Prepare For Machine Learning, Thinks One Of Google’s Top Scientists

Dark warnings of a world where computers become so sophisticated, so quickly, that humanity loses control of them—and its own destiny as a result have been issued by people like famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla’s Elon Musk. However, such warnings are farfetched, thinks Peter Norvig, a leading artificial intelligence scientist and a director of research at Google.”I don’t…

Widely Followed Chinese Technologist Says In Next Decade, AI Will Replace Half Of All Jobs

According to Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a top voice on tech in China, robots are likely to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next decade. Terming Artificial intelligence (AI) as the “singular thing that will be larger than all of human tech revolutions added together, including electricity, [the]…

JPMorgan Chase & Co leaves blockchain consortium R3 CEV

Although JPMorgan has left the consortium, it has cleverly distributed its bet in the blockchain technology. It has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and is an investor in blockchain startups Digital Asset Holdings and Axoni. It is also a participant in the Hyperledger Project, a cross-industry group led by the Linux Foundation. JPMorgan Chase &…

CEO Of World’s Largest Ad Firm Says Facebook, Google Need To Accept They Are Not Tech Companies But Media

Despite both U.S. firms trying to distance themselves from the label of media, Facebook and Alphabet-owned Google must and they must accept that they are media, not technology companies, said Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP. Questions about the “brand safety” issues seen on both Facebook and YouTube, such as ads being placed next to extremist content…