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How AI Is Like Electricity—and Why That Matters

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘artificial intelligence’? For those raised on a steady diet of big budget Hollywood...

Make Sense of the Future With This Winter Reading List

It’s always jarring to society when we move from one way of doing things to another. Today’s rapid changes can leave us feeling like...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 23rd)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: This Is the Robot Maid Elon Musk Is Funding Will Knight | MIT Technology Review "Abbeel’s robots learn tasks from scratch, using a neural network that...

Will the Future Be Hellish, Heavenly, or Simply Better Than Today?

What will the future look like? Imagine it for a second. Maybe you see a gleaming city cleaner than anything has a right to be....

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 18th)

FUTURE OF WORK: Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream David H. Freedman | MIT Technology Review "What’s not to like about free money? ...Well, there’s...

Long Promised Artificial Intelligence Is Looming—and It’s Going to Be Amazing

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within...

Technology Feels Like It’s Accelerating — Because It Actually Is

This is the second in a four-part series looking at the big ideas in Ray Kurzweil's book The Singularity Is Near. ​Be sure to read the...

Will the End of Moore’s Law Halt Computing’s Exponential Rise?

This is the first in a four-part series looking at the big ideas in Ray Kurzweil's book The Singularity Is Near. ​Be sure to read...

Can We Control Our Technological Destiny—Or Are We Just Along For the Ride?

“Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world…” – Marshall McLuhan A standard assumption of technological progress is that new innovations are...

AI More Like Iron Man’s JARVIS Is Coming This Next Decade…Bring It On

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important technology we're developing this decade. It's a massive opportunity for humanity, not a threat. So, what is AI? Broadly, AI...

The Future of Crime: Smartphone Tracking, Neurohacking, and AI Assisted Murder

The world Marc Goodman outlines in exhaustive detail in his forthcoming book, Future Crimes, is as real, gritty, and frightening as life outside the...

Long Bets: Putting Money Where Your Predictions Are

Think you know what will happen in the future? Would you care to make a wager on that? Since 2002, Long Bets has served...

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