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March 12, 2019 Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?Source: NY Times
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company...
General Electric GE, +2.67% fell to under $7 a share in December. From the beginning of 2014 to the start of 2019, GE plummeted 67% while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.96% increased 45% in the same five-year period. And GE’s dividend is...
March 6, 2019 Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnologySource: Genetic Literacy Project
Russian trolls are meddling wherever and whenever they can to cause societal strife. Radio Free Europe reports that Russian trolls may have contributed to the massive measles outbreak in Europe ...
February 25, 2019 Warren Buffett touts the 'American tailwind' and trashes gold-touting preachers of doomSource: Yahoo Finance
Buffett not only touts the United States’ economic track record but also takes a jab at the doomsayers he’s met along the way. Including a younger version of himself.
February 20, 2019 Three experts weigh in on Walmart as the company soars on earningsSource: CNBC
Walmart shares soared Tuesday after the company beat on earnings, a move that took the stock's gains into double-digit territory for 2019. The retail giant saw better-than-expected returns on grocery sales and managed to grow...
February 20, 2019 Warren Buffett Says 3 Decisions in Life Separate High Achievers From Mere DreamersSource: INC
Warren Buffett is smarter than me. Much smarter. But, outside of his complete mastery of all things related to investment, is the earthly wisdom Buffett imparts on us mind-boggling?
February 19, 2019 Why people afraid of raising the minimum wage are missing the pointSource: Treehugger
If our society can produce what people need without employing everybody full time, that's not necessarily a problem. The problem isn't less work; it's bad resource distribution. There's plenty to go around, there just isn't a...
February 13, 2019 Why Tech Companies Hire So Many EconomistsSource: Harvard Business Review
Over a recent coffee discussion, the COO of a multi billion-dollar tech company told us he was interested in building an internal team of economists. He had collaborated with economists before and was excited about the results....
February 11, 2019 Editorial: The anti-vaxx movement is a worldwide pandemicSource: Metro West Daily News
It’s not quite six weeks into 2019, and it’s already looking like it will be another banner year for measles in the United States. An outbreak in the Pacific Northwest that began in late January continues to spread, with more...
February 11, 2019 Seven Fixes for American CapitalismSource: Bloomberg
That makes this a good time to look at some of the ideas for fixing American capitalism that will be debated in the 2020 presidential campaign. Here, we identify potential remedies, name their advocates, and explain the schools...
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