Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Kodak makes last desperate bid for relevance with cryptocurrency
- Crypto cards just suffered a major setback
- Bank analyst very proud of his cryptocurrency mining rig
- Crypto startup wants to revive the non-dollar petrocurrency idea
- Crypto bust alert [siren]
- What ICO valuations tell us about the state of modern monopolies
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Cryptocurrencies
- This is nuts. When’s the crypto crash?
- Do crypto enthusiasts fear credit?
- What is tokenisation really?
- Trouble in ICO paradise
- An update on Harry Redknapp’s favourite cryptocurrency
- Congratulations on your sudden interest in cryptocurrencies, Harry Redknapp
- Crypto-Apple dealer attempts to avoid US regulators — updated
- Lol a FoHFs ICO, srsly
- The FCA’s belated views on the ICOmedy
- The hot new thing in initial coin offerings is…
- Dubai or bust for Baroness Bitcoin
- Don’t be fooled, the authorities are coming after ICOs
- Paris Hilton backs an eyebrow-raising crypto project
Here’s a fun fact: The gender balance in Bitcoin is reportedly more skewed than the gold rush. The actual gold rush in the 1850s.
On macaque copyright law ;Krugman on “formerly true” ideas; Tabarrok suggests a Golden Age of Conservative Intellectuals; Shkreli as pied-piper; data as the monopolists tool; robots chat to each other on stage; ATM traps man/man traps himself inside ATM; humans decide to allow swords to be carried openly once more; Brookings Institution think tanker runs aground off Crimea coast; other stuff.
Romer slaughters kittens; hedge fund got bananas bonanza of inside information; moar quants, less jocks; Moon Juice, Brain Dust and whatever other $ sucking innovation is being cooked up right now; teenagers everywhere don’t understand money; other stuff.
Millennial analysts rethinking Snap call; how A.I. pricing poses a challenge to antitrust law; Chinese political propaganda videos and WMP love; a history of the entire world (ish); Bayesian vampires; other stuff.
Being US president is surprisingly hard, says US president; Dalio gave a TED talk about radical transparency; trade and technology duke it out at CUNY; fun with central bank Calvinball; the race to build the world’s first sex robot; other stuff.
In a rebuttal to Bill Gates, Larry Summers argues robots are wealth creators which should not be taxed accordingly. He’s right. But only if the driving motivation for robot innovation is enhanced productivity. Not if it’s a Silicon Valley god complex.
If we want an economy full of meaningful jobs, not just ones that pay the bills or enable subsistence, we need to cater to the full spectrum of the human condition. This means understanding that for those who are that way inclined, manual work can be deemed a fair trade for security, simplicity, a good base standard of living and a peaceful life — and that this in itself is meaningful.
Most of civilised history has been spent trying to reduce the number of hours humans work in back-breaking menial jobs and increasing the number of hours worked in safe and intellectually rewarding knowledge jobs. Technologists, for some reason, think it’s now logical to encourage the opposite, and the phenomenon is leading to an inflation paradox.
Despite ample reports suggesting the opposite, there is no hard proof self driving cars will necessarily be any cheaper, safer or economical than human-driven cars, let alone capable of displacing public transport systems on a mass level.