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Can a self-driving car be negligent? A motorcyclist allegedly injured by one says yes

In one of the first–but surely not the last–lawsuits filed against a self-driving car, a California motorcyclist is accusing an autonomous car of negligent driving after injuring him in a crash. Oscar Willhelm Nilsson’s lawsuit against General Motors claims that he was injured when a Cruise AV swerved into his lane. The car hit him, … Continue reading “Can a self-driving car be negligent? A motorcyclist allegedly injured by one says yes”

Can a self-driving car be negligent? A motorcyclist allegedly injured by one says yes
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800 million workers worldwide will lose their jobs to robots by 2030

That’s according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute think tank, says Bloomberg. The firm looked at 800 occupations in 46 countries and discovered the job loses due to robots will occur in both developed and non-developed countries. The hardest hit countries will be China, followed by India, the U.S., and Japan. As … Continue reading “800 million workers worldwide will lose their jobs to robots by 2030”

800 million workers worldwide will lose their jobs to robots by 2030
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Alphabet X drones are delivering dinner and drugs to Australians

It may be years before Amazon drones start dropping off items at Americans’ front doors. But down under in Australia, dinner and medications are already arriving from the skies above. That’s thanks to a trial from Project Wing, which is part of Alphabet’s X. In a blog post today, Google parent Alphabet’s experimental projects division … Continue reading “Alphabet X drones are delivering dinner and drugs to Australians”

Alphabet X drones are delivering dinner and drugs to Australians
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Google gives $1 billion to help the workers it’s hurting

At an event in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced  it was pledging $1 billion to its new “Grow with Google“ initiative that will help re-train people who are about to lose their jobs due to AI-fueled automation. It’s the company’s biggest philanthropic push to date, but even Google admits it hasn’t created the problem … Continue reading “Google gives $1 billion to help the workers it’s hurting”

Google gives $1 billion to help the workers it’s hurting
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