Business Insider spoke to economist Garrick Hileman, from the University of Cambridge, about central banks experimenting with blockchain technology. Hileman said an increasing number of central banks are looking to the system due to its resilience and transparency. He adds that although blockchain could become important as banks move away from physical currency, there are privacy issues with the technology. From Business Insider UK.
On the TED@BCG stage, AI pathfinder Philipp Gerbert dispels the myth of AI as a complex and mysterious tool for business. In reality, he says, even those of us outside Silicon Valley can have an intimate understanding of AI and put it to work today. Gerbert walks us through the ABC’s of AI and what it can mean for your organization. From the TED Institute.
The average computer user has 27 passwords, and it can be tough to keep track of them all. But our devices themselves contain biometric sensors that can read all kinds of identifying information about us. That could put an end to the password. Brook Silva-Braga reports. From CBS This Morning.
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Are you watching too many screens? From AsapSCIENCE.
As more and more companies experiment with self-driving cars, new questions arise about how the vehicles should respond in certain situations. If someone runs into the middle of the street, should it swerve and kill the driver or keep going and kill the pedestrian? These are some difficult moral dilemmas, and so researchers at MIT have created a website called "Moral Machine" to let humans decide what the cars should do in various scenarios. From Tech Insider.
In the digital age, we have access to all the information that we could ever want. But that means there’s also a lot of misinformation out there. How do we know what’s true and what isn’t? That’s what Daniel Levitin attempts to teach readers of his new book, “A Field Guide to Lies.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Levitin to learn how we can sift through the digital field of information. From the PBS NewsHour.
Gallium is a metal that's extracted during aluminum and zinc production. From the INSIDER.
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