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You know the cliché that if you're not paying for the product, you are the product?
In its 115-year history, the Nobel Prize has endured just one innovation — the prize for economic sciences. It could use an update. It needs a dedicated prize for computer science.
Take a moment to remember an event that you experienced as a child.
Google is hoping to develop its Assistant, a Siri-like technology to be included on the company's new smartphones and other products, into something like the computer on "Star Trek."
Exploring how Japan's unique mixture of social, educational, and corporate practices influence entrepreneurial activity.
Considering the role of universities in promoting tolerance as well as education.
Connecting increased mobile phone usage with political and market liberalization.
Naming the next generation and remembering that the cloud is just other people's computers.
Where automation is inevitable, let's do it right.