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A new piece of protectionism legislation aimed to take effect on July 1st of this year will now require that all computers and mobile devices sold in Russia will need to have pre-installed Russian software. This would require foreign companies to now pre-install a web browser developed by Yandex alongisde other applications. What this would mean is increaed costs for licensing fees and technological developments at the companies' expense. This new piece of legislation will affect companies such

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), this technology is quickly reshaping the economic activity and human behavior. Several estimates suggest that AI could create trillions or tens of thousands of dollars in wealth. Right now with AI, we have a set of partially connected national economies playing a global stage.

Now everyone would have this doubt how machine learning could boost the global economy. Most of them think that machine learning is used only for statistics to train computers to independently

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Just when the holiday season is around the corner, American Airline’s computer error could not have come at a worse time. The computer error allowed too many pilots to schedule time off during the upcoming Christmas season, which can potentially create a pilot shortage for the busiest time in the airline industry. American Airlines hopes to avoid the canceling of flights during the holidays and has taken measures in calling reserve pilots and offering other pilots 150% of their salaries to work

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A fantastic article published on BBC earlier this week outlined a recent study by Michael Osborne and Carl Frey, from Oxford University's Martin School. The data is based on UK numbers, and the page provides graphic representations of the likelihood of a given profession to be replaced by robots in the next 20 years.

View the interactive results here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34066941

Maybe some of us should start thinking about changing our majors!

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Unbelievable.  How much more technology do we really need?  Don't get me wrong.  I'm all for it when there is a good reason involved.  But, seriously, how much is too much?  Personally, I do not have a smartphone and I try not to be on the computer unless I must.  I believe it is exhausting to be around unnecessary information all day.  But enough of my opinion.  Below is an article describing the layers of marketing techniques through technology and how the fifth level is already underway.  Aga

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The Boss

Before you click "I agree"

Think of the websites you use on a daily basis. Think of all of the Terms and Conditions that you must agree to just to do basic tasks--check your University e-mail, log onto a social network, read and share an article, use Adobe Flash software, and even to use the browser app from your phone.  Do you really know what is in those agreements? While our technology grows and changes, the laws that govern this technology sometimes lag behind. 

This is an article from 2012 about ToS;DR, a site that a

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