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Jul 1, 2020

Tesla is now worth more than Toyota, Disney and Coke

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, food, sustainability

Elon Musk’s electric car business exceeds the value of almost every company in the S&P 500, including some iconic American companies.

Shares of Tesla (TSLA) were up 4% in midday trading Wednesday to a new record high of above $1,120 a share. At that price, Tesla’s market cap is nearly $210 billion.

Jul 1, 2020

New mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices

Posted by in categories: business, mathematics, robotics/AI

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices—an ethical eye on AI.

Jul 1, 2020

Clearspace One: The First Attempt At Cleaning Up Space Junk | The State of Science

Posted by in categories: business, science, space

As mentioned in previous videos, space junk is a deadly threat to our GPS, telecommunications, and satellite infraustructure. As such, in this video, we will talk about humanity’s upcoming, first mission to attempt to clean up orbital debris: Clearspace One, which is commissioned by the ESA.

Here is the petition link: https://www.change.org/p/save-vital-industries-call-for-subs…satellites

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Jun 29, 2020

‘Travel will never, ever go back to the way it was,’ Airbnb CEO says

Posted by in categories: business, transportation

Chesky predicted that vacationers will stay closer to home in the future, largely limiting their travel to places within driving distance, with national parks becoming even more popular destinations.

“I think you’re going to start to see travel becoming more intimate, more local, to smaller communities,” he said, citing Airbnb data that shows travel within countries is recovering to normal levels. But its international business is still being hit hard. “People are not getting on airplanes, they’re not crossing borders, they’re not meaningfully traveling to cities, they’re not traveling for business.”

Read: Is it safer to stay at a hotel or an Airbnb during your summer vacation? ‘We need to balance sanity and risk’

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Jun 27, 2020

Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Normal?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, existential risks

He stresses that these are not “luxury bunkers” for the top 1 percent, and only a small part of the calls are coming from Doomsday preppers or Cold War-era holdovers. Rather, about two-thirds of his business comes from consumers who pay approximately $25,000 for an underground livable dwelling. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Woodworth said he has been unable to keep up with the demand.


When we were told to stay inside our homes, a portion of the population quietly went below ground.

Jun 27, 2020

Outbreaks After the Coronavirus: Bioterrorism and Encroaching on Nature

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, terrorism

In recent days, the coronavirus pandemic is wrecking havoc on our society. However, the next pandemic is likely to come from one of either two sources: 1) man-made bioterrorism agents or 2) man’s encroachment on nature.

PS: The stock footage from this photo comes from Videvo!

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Jun 27, 2020

Three Big Tech Players Back Out of Facial Recognition Market

Posted by in categories: business, ethics, robotics/AI

In the span of 72 hours, both IBM and Amazon backed out of the facial recognition business this week.

It’s a chess match on the geopolitical playing board, with AI ethics and data bias in play.

Jun 27, 2020

Why an integrated analytics platform is the right choice

Posted by in categories: business, internet, robotics/AI

The lifecycle starts when data is collected or ingested from any source. With the advent of 5G, this includes ever more data that’s streamed and generated in real-time.


Companies realize that in order to grow, connect products and services, or protect their business, they need to become data-driven. In selecting the tools to realize these goals, organizations effectively have two choices: a self-selected combination of analytics tools and applications or a unified platform that handles all. In this blog we will discuss the challenges of the former choice that will provide justification for the latter. Let’s take a step back and ask: what do organizations need in terms of analytics to realize their data-driven goals? What is needed to combat customer churn, provide a predictive maintenance service or identify fraud as it happens? One thing is clear: it is not one single analytical capability. Implementing innovative and differentiating business use cases is not simply selecting the perfect data warehouse solution and calling it good. Today’s solutions require more than a better individually functional tool. Going from data to insight to action demands a complete range of capabilities that spans the data life cycle from the edge to AI.

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Jun 27, 2020

The Rise Of Connected Manufacturing And How Data Is Driving Innovation

Posted by in categories: business, internet, robotics/AI

Is Industry 4.0 applicable to only machines or is there scope for businesses to leverage the concept of ‘Connected Workers’?


The shift towards Industry 4.0 is improving manufacturing efficiency and the factory of the future will increasingly be driven by technology like the Internet of Things (IoT), Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Cloud Computing.

Jun 26, 2020

Elon Musk believes he has a 70% likelihood of flying to Mars

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, space travel

Mars — YES or NOT?


Multi-billionaire founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk said he believes there is a 70% chance of him getting to Mars on one of his spacecraft. The Independent reports:

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