Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Universal Basic Income

Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless.: Now, the Finnish government is exploring how to change that calculus, initiating an experiment in a form of social welfare: universal basic income. Early next year, the government plans to randomly select roughly 2,000 unemployed people — from white-collar coders to blue-collar construction workers. It will give them […]

Killed With a Robot

From a The New York Times story on the deadly shooting in Dallas yesterday where 5 police officers were killed by a sniper: “The negotiations broke down, and we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect,” the chief said. “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device […]

Apple and Big Data

Marco Arment worries that Apple isn’t skating to where the puck is going to be: Today, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are placing large bets on advanced AI, ubiquitous assistants, and voice interfaces, hoping that these will become the next thing that our devices are for. If they’re right — and that’s a big “if” — […]