China’s Tech Moguls Warn of AI’s Troubling Trajectory

China’s tech moguls warn of AI’s troubling trajectory #AI #automation

  • I recently spent a few weeks in the country, talking to researchers and entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge AI technologies and products.
  • What stuck with me—beyond the growing ambition of China’s researchers and the overall vibrancy of its tech scene—is how much people are starting to talk about the potential for AI to eliminate jobs across the country.
  • Speaking at an event organized in Detroit by his company last week, the CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, said that artificial intelligence could displace many workers in both China and the U.S., thereby heightening tensions that some fear could lead the two countries toward armed conflict.
  • In a compelling op-ed piece in the New York Times this week, Kai-Fu Lee, a renowned technical expert, entrepreneur, and educator and the chairman of an AI lab run by his VC firm Sinnovation Ventures, argues that AI will cause widespread job displacement in coming years.
  • But this in and of itself may be a cause for concern, as public perception regarding jobs and economic prospects in both the U.S. and China will be incredibly important in coming years.

Never mind the singularity; artificial intelligence could eliminate countless jobs, and perhaps reshape global politics in the process.
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5 EBooks to Read Before Getting into A Machine Learning Career

5 EBooks to Read Before Getting into A #MachineLearning Career #KDN

  • A carefully-curated list of 5 free ebooks to help you better understand the various aspects of what machine learning, and skills necessary for a career in the field.
  • This book covering machine learning is written by Shai Shalev-Shwartz and Shai Ben-David.
  • This introductory text on Bayesian machine learning is one of the most well-known on the topic as far as I am aware, and happens to have a free online version available.
  • This is the soon-to-be-released-in-print deep learning book by Goodfellow, Bengio and Courville, which has a freely-available final draft copy on its official website.
  • I wish you well on your quest to learn more about machine learning from free ebooks.


A carefully-curated list of 5 free ebooks to help you better understand the various aspects of what machine learning, and skills necessary for a career in the field.

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5 EBooks to Read Before Getting into A Machine Learning Career

5 EBooks to Read Before Getting into A #MachineLearning Career

  • A carefully-curated list of 5 free ebooks to help you better understand the various aspects of what machine learning, and skills necessary for a career in the field.
  • This book covering machine learning is written by Shai Shalev-Shwartz and Shai Ben-David.
  • This introductory text on Bayesian machine learning is one of the most well-known on the topic as far as I am aware, and happens to have a free online version available.
  • This is the soon-to-be-released-in-print deep learning book by Goodfellow, Bengio and Courville, which has a freely-available final draft copy on its official website.
  • I wish you well on your quest to learn more about machine learning from free ebooks.


A carefully-curated list of 5 free ebooks to help you better understand the various aspects of what machine learning, and skills necessary for a career in the field.

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Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology  #Robots #AI

  • Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology
  • The new technologies included quantum simulation, quantum sensors, quantum imaging, quantum clocks, and quantum software and algorithms.
  • Quantum sensors and quantum imaging will be especially useful in medicine.
  • A 10-year-long megaproject will go beyond quantum computing and cryptography to advance other emerging technologies
  • The 93-petaflop Sunway TaihuLight takes the top ranking 20 Jun

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A 10-year-long megaproject will go beyond quantum computing and cryptography to advance other emerging technologies


Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology