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The Messy, Secretive Reality Behind OpenAI's Bid To Save the World

OpenAI has a glossy exterior. In the four short years of its existence, it has catapulted itself to a spot among the leading AI research labs in the world. Part of it is its consistency in producing headline-grabbing research. Part of it is its co-founders Elon Musk and legendary investor Sam Altman. But above all, OpenAI is lionized for its mission. Its goal is to be the first to create artificial general intelligence, or AGI -- a machine with the learning and reasoning powers of a human mind. ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Microsoft, Tech, World, Sam Altman, Agi, MIT Technology Review

What science says about your kids’ tech habits

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to bringing the biggest names in tech to showcase inspiring talks from those driving the future of technology this year? Check out the full ‘Impact‘ program here. It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. A few years ago I wrote a book, Hooked, about how technology can be used to change our habits. I intended the book to teach startups how to build healthy habits, but now I’m not so sure. Wit...
Tags: Startups, Tech, World, Syndication

E-scooters are just as safe as cycling, but that’s not saying much

A study just released by an intergovernmental group has found that using an e-scooter is no more dangerous than cycling. The study, from intergovernmental organization the International Transportation Forum (ITF), says fears over e-scooter safety “have been exaggerated.” What’s more, the ITF says that if alternative forms of transport like bikes and e-scooters get people out of cars it will make the roads safer further still. [Read: The UK is finally ready to discuss legalizing e-scooters, with ...
Tags: Startups, Apps, UK, Cars, Tech, World, ITF, International Transportation Forum ITF

Climate change: Why trains are not as green as you thought

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring how tech can help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this year? Check out the full ‘Sustainable Societies‘ program here. The 2020s will have to involve some very big decisions about transport – the UK’s most polluting sector. The UK government’s response so far has been erratic, choosing to intervene to prevent the collapse of Flybe (Europe’s biggest regional airline) and give the green light for the high-s...
Tags: Startups, UK, Science, World, Syndication, Flybe Europe

Henry Ford’s $5 Day – A Decision That Changed The World

Any decision you make isn’t worth a tinker’s damn until you have formed the habit of making it and keeping it.  — Henry Ford Imagine that this is your situation: Your young company is a raging success. Its product, a simple one that can be produced easily because of a manufacturing process that you invented, is wildly popular. Then imagine that this is your problem: You have to replace your workers three or four times a year. Your great manufacturing process is driving your employees away. They...
Tags: Decision Making, Startups, US, World, Ford, Fortune, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, Fortune Magazine, Thinking Aloud, Robert L. Dilenschneider, Karl Benz, Kensington Books Copyright

The 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge was a slam dunk fest

The 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge was held in Chicago on Friday night as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend, and it did not disappoint.On the scoreboard, the USA team dominated the World team 151-131, but both sides put on a show for the fans. Thanks to Bleacher Report, we have a video compilation of every slam dunk from the game.The standout highlights feature this year's Rookie of the Year candidates (and former AAU teammates) as Ja Morant set up Zion Williamson with the alley oop slam. Wit...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Sport, World, Chicago, Nba, Charlotte Hornets, Unknown, Williamson, NBA All Star Weekend, Zion Williamson, Ja Morant

Just Ask This Russian Submarine: The Cuban Missile Crisis Nearly Ended The World

It was a closer call than you think.
Tags: News, World

What Happens Next in Ireland

Political drama in Britain and Ireland continues… but not because of Brexit (mercifully). Roughly a week after the UK officially left the EU, Ireland held elections that catapulted Sinn Fein from political periphery to possible king-maker as the one-time political arm of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) surprised everyone—including themselves—by receiving the most votes. It’s hard to overstate how dramatic an outcome this is for Irish politics. For years, Sinn Fein was a political pariah bec...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Wales, Uncategorized, Eu, World, Ideas, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson

Want to take your partner on a romantic EV road trip? Head to Norway

Picture it now: It’s early in the evening, you’ve just picked up your sweetheart to surprise them with a romantic road trip in your brand new grass-friendly electric vehicle. But where should you go when you have to stop every 200-300 miles (483 km) to charge up? According to British car marketplace Carwow, you should head to the romance capitals of Northern Europe, Norway and the Netherlands, obviously. [Read: Tesla nosedives in Norwegian consumer satisfaction rankings — but drivers still loyal...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Netherlands, Norway, Carwow, Northern Europe Norway

Tesla finally returns Autopilot to second-hand Model S owner after secretly wiping it from his car

Tesla’s unsolicited removal of additional vehicle features appears to have been resolved, but it’s highlighted a much bigger issue with buying second-hand Teslas from third-party dealers. Last week, a report from Jalopnik revealed that Tesla surreptitiously removed the Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features from a Model S that was sold second-hand, through a third-party dealer. On one hand, it looks like a quick attempt to make more money by selling upgrades multiple times...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Jalopnik, Teslas

5 Moon myths and how to debunk them yourself

This year’s first supermoon will potentially grace the sky on February 9. A supermoon is usually defined as the largest full moon possible. This is a very loose definition and roughly means this happens when the full moon occurs within 10% of its closest to Earth. But in reality, supermoons are not huge at all. There are in fact countless misunderstandings about the Moon and how it appears in the sky. Here are five such examples – and how to disprove them yourself. The supermoon is huge From an ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Earth, World, Syndication

Gabrielle Union Introduces Dwyane Wade’s Transgender Daughter, Zaya, To The World

The "Being Mary Jane" star praised her 12-year-old stepdaughter for deciding to live as her authentic self.
Tags: Gabrielle Union, News, World, Dwyane Wade, Mary Jane, Zaya

Canada-heavy Rising Stars roster showcases nation's rising basketball clout

It's not quite the United States versus Canada at the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, but it's getting there.Friday's game, part of this weekend's all-star festivities in Chicago, will feature a record four Canadians in action.The contest for NBA rookies and sophomores pits 10 Americans against 10 players from the rest of the world. This year, rookies RJ Barrett (Mississauga, Ont.), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Toronto) and Brandon Clarke (Vancouver) join forces with sophomore Shai ...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, World, Chicago, Canada, United States, Nba, Clarke, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Detroit, Duke, Denver

World War II Veteran Receives 70,000 Valentines From Around The World

At age 104, Purple Heart recipient William White loves to scrapbook. His friends invited people on social media to send him valentines. The mountain of well-wishes will keep him busy for a while.
Tags: News, World, William White

Nissan drops 5-track EP to help children sleep in electric vehicles

With virtually no engine noise, electric vehicles are smooth and nearly silent. But is that a good thing? Some parents, and their children, would disagree. According to research from Nissan, more than half of all the UK-based parents surveyed resort to hopping in their car with their restless children to help them get to sleep: A practice Nissan charmingly refers to as a “dream drive.” And Nissan is close to replicating this in otherwise-quiet electric vehicles. [Read: A tricked-out Nissan Leaf ...
Tags: Startups, UK, Cars, Tech, World, Britain, Nissan, Plugged

Cover Reveal: The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis

We are delighted to be revealing the cover for Corinne Duyvis‘ upcoming new novel The Art of Saving the World, a fantasy YA. It sounds SUPER GREAT AND WE CANNOT WAIT. But for now, and without further ado, please behold the smugglerific cover: Illustration by Owen Freeman  About the book: One girl and her doppelgangers try to stop the end of the world in this YA sci-fi adventure.When Hazel Stanczak was born, an interdimensional rift tore open near her family’s home, which promp...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, World, Covers, Pennsylvania, Netherlands, Young Adult, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Hazel, Corinne, Smugglerific Cover, Corinne Duyvis, Abrams Books, Kidlit, Owen Freeman

EV startup Nikola takes on the Tesla Cybertruck with hydrogen-powered ‘Badger’

Electric truck designer Nikola (yes, as in like, Tesla) is throwing down the gauntlet to the auto industry with the announcement of its 600-mile range EV pickup truck. According to the announcement, it’s going to stand toe to toe with the likes of GMC’s Hummer EV, and Tesla‘s Cybertruck. If you hadn’t heard of them, Nikola is an electric vehicle design firm that has so far focussed on developing green semi-articulated haulage trucks. [Read: New Tesla registrations up 168% in Germany — adding to ...
Tags: Startups, Germany, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Gmc, Nikola, New Tesla, Hummer EV

CO2 regulations hold up the crazy fast Ford Focus RS until 2022

Amid growing emissions regulations, the future of the super-hot Ford Focus RS is in doubt. According to Autocar, Ford bosses are banking on its engineers to make a “high-output, full-hybrid” drivetrain for the new Focus RS in order to meet average fleet CO2 emissions. The new Focus RS was originally planned to be a “mild-hybrid,” using a battery and electric motor to supplement power and reduce emissions. But Ford wants to pivot to a “full-hybrid” to further improve the vehicle’s emissions figur...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Eu, World, Ford, Ford Focus Rs, Insider, Focus RS, Plugged, Autocar Ford

Taika Waititi Dedicates His Oscar to Win the Indigenous Kids of the World

Taika Waititi has won best adapted screenplay at the 2020 Academy Awards for “Jojo Rabbit.” Taking the stage the actor, director and writer joked about his statue, “This is really light! It’s supposed to be heavy.” Turning to serious Waitit started to get emotional thanking his mother the original author of “Jojo Rabbit” Christine Leunens […]
Tags: Awards, World, Oscars, Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit, Waitit, Jojo Rabbit Christine Leunens

Taika Waititi Dedicates His Oscar Win to the Indigenous Kids of the World

Taika Waititi has won best adapted screenplay at the 2020 Academy Awards for “Jojo Rabbit.” Taking the stage, the actor, director and writer joked about his statue, “This is really light! It’s supposed to be heavy.” Turning serious, Waititi started to get emotional thanking his mother, as well as the original author of “Jojo Rabbit” […]
Tags: Awards, World, Oscars, Taika Waititi, Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

The Controversial Actress Whose Invention Changed The World

By Mac Faber  Published: February 08th, 2020 
Tags: World, Humor, Mac Faber

500 People Will Get Ten Day Clinical Trial for Antiviral Drug Versus Coronavirus

Doctors in Washington State gave remdesivir (Gilead antiviral drug) to the first coronavirus patient in the United States last week after his condition worsened and pneumonia developed when he’d been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, United States, Innovation, Washington State, Gilead

New Tesla registrations up 168% in Germany — adding to Model 3’s EV dominance in Europe

Tesla‘s most affordable vehicle, the Model 3, is growing in popularity in Germany, helping the number of new car registrations for the EV maker surge. According to the monthly vehicle registration report from the country’s Federal Transport Authority (KBA), in January 2020, Tesla registrations increased by 168 percent over December 2019. [Read: Tesla Model 3 drives surge in UK’s battery-powered vehicle registrations] Indeed, while Tesla managed significant growth — the most of any carmaker in Ge...
Tags: Startups, Europe, UK, Germany, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Federal Transport Authority KBA

A tricked-out Nissan Leaf just completed Britain’s longest fully autonomous drive

An all-electric Nissan Leaf has just completed a 370 km (230 m) trip around Britain, completely on its own. As part of a Nissan support initiative, driving in fully autonomous mode, the Leaf drove from the company’s technical center in Cranfield, just outside Milton Keynes in southern England, to its factory in Sunderland, way up north, Reuters reports. [Read: Tesla’s Autopilot dangerously fooled by drone mounted projectors] According to the report, this is the longest, most complex journey ever...
Tags: Startups, England, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Britain, Sunderland, Nissan, Milton Keynes, Reuters, Nissan Leaf, Cranfield, Plugged

Court orders moratorium on black box AI that detects welfare fraud amid human rights concerns

The Hague District Court in The Netherlands yesterday ordered the Dutch government to halt its use of a black box AI system designed to predict welfare fraud. The ruling was issued over privacy concerns and is being heralded as a civil rights victory by activists and privacy advocacy groups. The particular program, System Risk Indication (SyRI), uses government data to predict whether welfare recipients are “likely” to commit welfare fraud. In use for years, the Dutch government has asserted tha...
Tags: Startups, Tech, World, Artificial Intelligence, Netherlands, United Nations, Neural, Hague District Court

Benefits Of Using CBD Legally While Travelling The World

Traveling the world is a one-of-the-lifetime experience. Exposing yourself to new people, sceneries, and traditions can improve your social and communication skills, enhance your tolerance for uncertainty, and provide real-life education. Traveling the world can also ensure peace of mind, broaden your horizon, and boost your confidence. And while beneficial, not everyone is fond of traveling. The idea of leaving home and socializing with other people can create feelings of worry and fear to some...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, World

Not deterred by coronavirus

China (MNN) — Bibles For The World is not letting the coronavirus get in the way of bringing scripture to the Chinese people. The coronavirus has caused over 500 deaths around the world since it began in Wuhan, China. It has sickened over 25,000 people, although over 1,000 have already recovered. But John Pudaite, President and CEO of Bibles For The World, says, “we continue to feel that it should not deter us from our commitment to provide God's word there and to get the Gospel to the peo...
Tags: China, World, John, Christ, Wuhan, Jesus Christ, Pudaite, Wuhan China, John Pudaite, Wikipedia Commons Risk

The Precise Meaning Of Emotion Words Is Different Around The World

By Emily Reynolds. The study raises questions about the universality of the human emotional experience.
Tags: Psychology, World, Language, Cross-cultural, Emotion, Emily Reynolds

Ray Donovan Cancelled by Showtime

Ray Donovan cancelled by Showtime All good things must come to an end. So it goes with Ray Donovan, which Showtime has ultimately decided to cancel after seven seasons. The news came courtesy of a statement made by the network (via The Hollywood Reporter). “After seven incredible seasons, Ray Donovan has concluded its run on Showtime,” reads Showtime’s statement. “We are proud that the series ended amid such strong viewership and on such a powerful note. Our deepest thanks go to Liev Schreib...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Instagram, World, Fbi, Netflix, Showtime, TV News, Series, Ray Donovan, Cancel, Quantico, Jon Voight, Schreiber, ComingSoon

Rockin’ The World

See how the next generation shines! Madshus racers clean up the podiums across the board, first at the FIS Nordic Junior Competition in Falun (SWE) and then at the 2020 IBU Youth and Junior World Championships in Lenzerheide (SUI) and at the Norwegian National Championships. Starting with the IBU biathlon Junior World Championships, Madshus racer Vebjørn Sørum (NOR) went straight for the podium. First, he took home the silver medal in the junior men’s 15km individual competition on January 27....
Tags: News, Coc, Sport, World, Skiing, Norway, Fis, Lausanne, Lenzerheide, Falun, Skoglund, Sui, Sponsor News, Geir Olsen, Vebjørn Sørum, Madshus