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Feb 17 2017

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment. It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist who co-founded Microsoft, one of the leading players in artificial-intelligence technology.



Aug 20 2016

Interview with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

TIME managing editor Rick Stengel sits down with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at his company's Palo Alto headquarters.



Jun 16 2016

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: How Africa can keep rising

Okonjo-Iweala was the Finance Minister of Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, from 2003 to 2006, and then briefly the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, the first woman to hold either position. From 2011 to 2015 she was again named Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Nigeria. Between those terms, from 2007 to 2011, she was one of the managing director of the World Bank and a candidate to the organization’s presidency. She is now a senior advisor at financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard, and she chairs the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. At the World Bank, she worked for change in Africa and assistance for low-income countries. As Finance Minister, she attacked corruption to make Nigeria more transparent and desirable for investment and jobs, an activism that attracted criticism from circles opposed to reform.



Jun 02 2016

The Zettabyte Era—Trends and Analysis

Cisco VNI: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020, http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/vni-hyperconnectivity-wp.html



May 31 2016

Can We Trust Robots?

Robots

Robots will soon have the power of life and death over human beings. Are they ready? Are we?




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