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LAST_UPDATESun, 19 Feb 2017 9pm

Here’s What Elon Musk Thinks About Brain Implants, AI, And Basic Income

Every year since 2013, the world’s most powerful leaders and forward-thinking innovators have gathered in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for the World Government Summit, an event dedicated to helping mold the governments of the future. Attendees work together to identify potential problems and then determine ways that today’s technology can be used to alleviate those challenges.

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Future Robots May Be Considered “Electronic Persons”

Science fiction likes to depict robots as autonomous machines, capable of making their own decisions and often expressing their own personalities. Yet we also tend to think of robots as property, and as lacking the kind of rights that we reserve for people.

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Indian Rival Slams Uber's Business Model

Uber's top rival in India has some unsolicited advice for the U.S. startup: Go local.

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‘Japanese Robot Culture: Performance, Imagination And Modernity’: Yuji Sone Examines The Enduring Love Of Robots

It is an experience many in Japan now know: a visit to a SoftBank mobile phone vendor that ends in an attempt to converse with a small, white machine called Pepper.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For "Massive Campaign" Against Fake News

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against "fake news" stories that are polluting the web.

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Senator Asks The FBI To Explain Its New FOIA Rules

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Faxing the government may not be the most efficient way to get information. And one senator wants to know why the FBI is going back to the eighties.

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I Rented A Guy's $145,000 Tesla Model X

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I recently rented a Tesla Model X while I was in San Francisco for a work trip. I didn't rent it from Hertz or Avis. I rented it from a person. It was his own personal electric SUV and I paid about $900 to drive it for three days

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Samsung Chief Appears For Second Round Of Questions In Graft Probe

Pic: ReutersSamsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office on Monday for questioning as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye.

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Amazon Warns That Trade Protectionism Could Hurt Business

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) warned on Friday that government actions to bolster domestic companies against foreign competition could hurt its business, in a possible reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

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Facebook To Provide Ad Data For Independent Audit

Pic: ReutersFacebook Inc (FB.O) said it would provide information about ads displayed on its platform for an audit, months after the social network admitted to overstating key ad metrics.

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