This new service won’t use those trucks, at least not at the beginning. Instead it will function much like Uber’s existing platform: Some people will sign up to drive items across the country, and others will join so they can send packages without having to sign a contract with established shipping companies. The service will likely bring “surge pricing” to trucking, too.
Highly educated workers aren’t safe from automation.
The White House says the U.S. will need a stronger social safety net to help workers displaced by robots – Recode
Advances in automation and robotics may one day leave millions of Americans out of work.
An agreement on December 16, 2016, at an international disarmament conference in Geneva could set the course toward a ban on “killer robots,” fully autonomous weapons that would strike without human intervention, Human Rights Watch said today.
In 2017, Google will reach 100% renewable energy for our global operations — both data centers and offices. To reach this goal we’ll be directly buying enough wind and solar electricity annually to account for every unit of electricity our operations consume.
Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy, which echoes the messy complexity of natural systems, such as the growth of living organisms and the bouncing of atoms.