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"In this [conceivably] terminal phase of human existence Democracy and Freedom are more than 'values to be treasured' - they may well be essential to survival." - Noam Chomsky.
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This $5 Billion Software Company Has No Sales Staff

This $5 Billion Software Company Has No Sales Staff | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Atlassian sold $320 million worth of business software last year without a single sales employee. Everyone else in the industry noticed.
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Keynote - Dr. Nick Bostrom, University of Oxford

CeBIT Global Conferences - 17 March 2016: Keynote Dr. Nick Bostrom, Director, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
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New Scientist - Farm Robots | Facebook

New Scientist posted this video on 2016-05-17. 915 likes. 167 comments. 10513 shares.
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IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors (Wired UK)

IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors (Wired UK) | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Watson, IBM claims, is better at cancer diagnosis than human doctors, and its deployment could also reduce healthcare costs
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The end of Hedge Funds

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Welcome to the Recovery – Poultry Workers Claim They’re Denied Bathroom Breaks and Wear Diapers on the Job

Welcome to the Recovery – Poultry Workers Claim They’re Denied Bathroom Breaks and Wear Diapers on the Job | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
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Ford: Self-driving cars are five years away from changing the world | ZDNet

Ford: Self-driving cars are five years away from changing the world | ZDNet | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The technical leader of Ford's autonomous car project speaks about what it's like to be driven by a driver-less car, and how big a deal self-driving vehicles will really be.
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Robots will make it even harder for poor countries to get rich

Robots will make it even harder for poor countries to get rich | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Robots are usually discussed as a threat to jobs in developed countries, but they could have an even more destructive effect on the developing world. A recent article in The Financia
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What to do with billions of useless humans?

What to do with billions of useless humans? | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
It is no news that machines have come to largely replace physical labor and computers surpass human beings in processing data. But in the future, the development of artificial intelligence may render humans obsolete even in the realm of emotional intelligence, according to Yuval Harari. “It is true that in one sense, AI doesn’t even come close to human emotion since it has no consciousness or mind and doesn’
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Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence

Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, undergoes makeover as 600 companies look to trim their headcount
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AI will create 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian

AI will create 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
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Self-Driving Trucks Are Coming—Here's Why They Make Sense

Self-Driving Trucks Are Coming—Here's Why They Make Sense | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Today sees the un-stealthing of a new company called Otto which plans to build self-driving systems for long haul trucks. The company has been formed by a skilled team, including... read more
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Google veterans head off on their own to work on self-driving trucks

Google veterans head off on their own to work on self-driving trucks | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Former employees of Google, Apple, Tesla, Cruise Automation, and others — 40 people in total — have formed a new San Francisco-based company called Otto with the goal of turning commercia
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What Is A Secretary Of The Future and Do We Need One?

Can The Paris Agreement Stop Global Warming? http://bit.ly/27tDBxD Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Corporations hire experts to analyze trends and mak
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How Long to Payback my Robot Investment?

How Long to Payback my Robot Investment? | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
How long before my robot investment is paid back? This is a crucial question when planning to integrate a robotic cell. Learn how to calculate it.
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Unemployment is down. Gas prices are low. Why isn’t America shopping?

Unemployment is down. Gas prices are low. Why isn’t America shopping? | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Dismal sales for major retailers despite an economic rebound suggest that consumers seem to be willing to spend on travel or home improvement instead of indulgent goods that fill closets or kitchens.
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Drones could replace $127 billion worth of human labor and services

Drones could replace $127 billion worth of human labor and services | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
For many people, drones are what they found neatly wrapped underneath the Christmas tree this past holiday season. But piloting flying lawnmowers around the park for fun is just part of the consumer side of the technology. Drones are also expected to transform how companies do business. A report released by PwC today (May 9) estimates that commercia
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AI Pioneer ROSS Intelligence Lands Its First Big Law Clients

Baker & Hostetler is the first law firm to make public that it has licensed the artificial intelligence product using IBM’s Watson technology for bankruptc
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An Autonomous Robot Surgeon Just Beat A Human Surgeon At Their Job

An Autonomous Robot Surgeon Just Beat A Human Surgeon At Their Job | Automation of Privilege == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Vocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.
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