Links and quotations for October 5, 2015: An artificial brain, changes at the TVA, and the war of the …

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is investing in building an artificial brain, prompting ever-relevant ethical debates about “runaway machine intelligence” and the perceived versus actual dangers of AI. That, why the TVA is shifting away from coal, why politicians are trying harder to learn about freelancers and the ‘gig’ economy, and how the silent warring among giant tech firms (“near-monopolies”) changes the economy. How the Nobel Prize became the most controversial award on Earth – Vox Soon, Power Will Be Delivered to Your Device by Air – WSJ – “Wireless power will be, in other words, not just a convenience, but a fundamental enabler of whole new platforms. The players in this field are myriad, but their technology can be boiled down to four basic types.” Thought process: Building an artificial brain – Washington Post – “Now 62 and…


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