Summary of “Here’s When Machines Will Take Your Job, as Predicted by AI Gurus”

In particular, many top minds think that automation will cost humans their employment, with up to 47% of all jobs gone in the next 25 years.
So when will your job become obsolete? Researchers at the University of Oxford surveyed the world’s best artificial intelligence experts to find out when exactly machines will be better at humans in various occupations.
In the next 10 years, we should have AI do better than humans in translating languages, writing high-school-level essays, writing top 40 songs and driving trucks.
Overall, AI shoud be better than humans at pretty much everything in about 45 years.
It took Google’s DeepMind just two years to come up with the necessary tech, instead of the 12 that was predicted.
On the other hand, as 40 years is an average person’s working life, predictions that extend past that might be unreliable as they are based on technology in which the experts might not have enough practical knowledge.
Asian researchers put the AI takeover in just 30 years, while their North American counterparts see that happening in about 74 years.
Full automation of labor is expected in under 125 years.

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Summary of “Mark Zuckerberg Used This Trick to Combat Self-Doubt. You Can Too”

In his recent Harvard commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg explained how a couple years into his venture, some big companies wanted to buy Facebook.
Zuckerberg held onto his business a little longer.
Zuckerberg really was just a kid when he launched Facebook.
Zuckerberg beat self-doubt by finding a higher purpose in his work.
At my current company, we hit problems all the time.
In his speech, Zuckerberg explained how he truly believed in his company’s purpose.
Stay true to your long-term purpose and work until you achieve it.
Don’t let self-doubt prevent you from doing big things.

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Summary of “How a few yellow dots burned the Intercept’s NSA leaker”

When reporters at The Intercept approached the National Security Agency on June 1 to confirm a document that had been anonymously leaked to the publication in May, they handed over a copy of the document to the NSA to verify its authenticity.
When they did so, the Intercept team inadvertently exposed its source because the copy showed fold marks that indicated it had been printed-and it included encoded watermarking that revealed exactly when it had been printed and on what printer.
The watermarks, shown in the image above-an enhancement of the scanned document The Intercept published yesterday-were from a Xerox Docucolor printer.
Many printers use this or similar schemes, printing faint yellow dots in a grid pattern on printed documents as a form of steganography, encoding metadata about the document into its hard-copy output.
Researchers working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation have reverse-engineered the grid pattern employed by this class of printer; using the tool, Ars determined that the document passed to The Intercept was printed on May 9, 2017 at 6:20am from a printer with the serial number 535218 or 29535218.
Armed with this evidence, the NSA was able to quickly determine who had printed the document by checking audit logs.
NSA investigators quickly narrowed it down to Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old contractor for Pluribus International Corporation, a company that provides analytical, translation, and cyberwarfare development services to the intelligence community.
The U.S. Government Agency determined that six individuals printed this reporting.

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Summary of “Mother Nature might be lovely, but moral she is not”

Immersed as we are in these exquisite pastoral gifts, Vermonters tend to forget that Mother Nature might be lovely, but moral she is not.
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that GMOs are safe for human consumption, more than three-quarters of Vermonters supported the law, which stated that all food manufacturers had to slap a chunk of text on their packaging if their product contained any ingredients that were produced through genetic engineering.
Yes, the abundance of nutritious food that we enjoy today is thanks, in part, to GM technologies.
You know what makes my lupus feel better? When I can afford healthy food, all year round.
As if Satan himself were coming to murder us right in the mouth with nightmarish, demon hybrid foods, and this law was the only thing that could keep him at bay.
‘important and unanswered questions about the healthfulness and safety of GE foods’ ‘Independent studies continue to show that genetic engineering of food crops can lead to the production of toxins, allergens and other substances that may pose health-related risks’ ‘The US Food and Drug Administration leave the determination of these foods’ safety to the biotech companies that produce them’.
Three weeks later, on 29 July 2016, the then president Barack Obama signed into federal law bill S.764, which required food manufacturers to label foods containing GMOs, but gave them numerous options to do so other than via the block of text that Vermont required.
The farmer blamed the big evil US Food and Drug Administration for imposing this unnatural process on the natural cider.

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Summary of “To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old”

For many years, oddsmakers have predicted that Dr. Goodenough would win the Nobel Prize, but so far the call from Stockholm has not come.
The more I talked to Dr. Goodenough, the more I wondered if his brilliance was directly tied to his age.
“The first car the family owned was a Model A,” he told me, with running boards and a lead-acid battery.
Dr. Goodenough has long been bothered by the shortcomings of his brainchild, and driven by the need to do better.
Of course, in a perfect world, the “Solid-state” battery would also be low-cost and lightweight.
Two years ago, he discovered the work of Maria Helena Braga, a Portuguese physicist who, with the help of a colleague, had created a kind of glass that can replace liquid electrolytes inside batteries.
Dr. Goodenough persuaded Dr. Braga to move to Austin and join his lab.
Dr. Goodenough started in physics and hopped sideways into chemistry and materials science, while also keeping his eye on the social and political trends that could drive a green economy.

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Summary of “[Case Study] How We Ranked #1 for a High-Volume Keyword in Under 3 Months”

We were able to rank #1 for a high-volume keyword: “Sales management”.
If you’re going to spend months ranking for a single keyword, you need to pick something big enough to justify the effort.
In our case, we settled on a keyword with 9,900 searches each month as per the Keyword Planner.
That same keyword registered a search volume of 1.7-2.9k in Moz Keyword Explorer, so take AdWords’ estimates with a grain of salt.
The old-fashioned way to gauge keyword difficulty is to simply eyeball SERPs for your selected keywords.
If you see a lot of older articles, web 1.0 pages, unrecognizable brands, and generic content sites, the keyword should be solid.
Moz’s Keyword Explorer gives you a more quantifiable way to gauge keyword difficulty.
In our case, we chose “Sales management” as the target keyword.

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Summary of “General James Mattis: Arm Yourself With Books”

How many situations will you face that have not already been experienced by someone else? Billions of people, thousands of years probably not too many.
Thanks to my reading, I have never been caught flat-footed by any situation, never at a loss for how any problem has been addressed before.
130 years later, with Napoleon’s experience to draw from, it’s staggering that Hitler went down the same path.
Ask yourself, what body of knowledge would I benefit from having deep in my bones? Unless you’re trying to make discoveries in fundamental physics or advanced technology, someone else has probably already gained the knowledge that you seek, and they likely have put it in a book to share with you.
Learning how to read for wisdom is simple, but not easy.
You will react, not as a neophyte, but as someone whose instincts have been honed by the experiences of others, rather than just your own.
Knowledge comes from experience, but it doesn’t have to be your experience.
If you’re interested in military matters, you might even start with Mattis’ reading list itself.

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Summary of “Check This Box if You’re a Good Person”

Every year I’d read over 2,000 college applications from students all over the world.
The problem is that in a deluge of promising candidates, many remarkable students become indistinguishable from one another, at least on paper.
The most surprising indication of kindness I’ve ever come across in my admissions career came from a student who went to a large public school in New England.
The custodian wrote that he was compelled to support this student’s candidacy because of his thoughtfulness.
This student, the custodian wrote, had a refreshing respect for every person at the school, regardless of position, popularity or clout.
It gave us a window onto a student’s life in the moments when nothing “Counted.” That student was admitted by unanimous vote of the admissions committee.
The way a student acts toward his parents on a campus tour can mean as much as a standardized test score.
Whether or not he even decides to go to college when the time is right, I want him to resemble a person thoughtful enough to return a granola bar, and gracious enough to respect every person in his community.

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Summary of “with the help of some very basic Data Science”

Is it doable? We will see! Here’s my approach - backed with some beginner-level data science.
Line by lineWhat the code does? In general, the first 9 lines will be about data cleaning and the rest 5 will do the actual analysis.
Line 1: Read-in all the subtitle files, that I have put previously in my “Friends” and “Himym” folders on my data server.
Line 4: Replace all the multiple spaces with single spaces.
Line 6: Remove all the unnecessary spaces from the beginning of the lines.
I’ve published 4 articles about the very basics of data coding in bash on my blog.
After all this means that even if you invest the same amount of time to learn the first 1000 words as the second 1000 words, the first 1000 words will help you to understand 85%, the second 1000 only 5%. And so on.
It’s just common sense and some text mining with basic data coding.

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Summary of “Robinhood stock trading app latest round valued at $1.3 billion”

Robinhood, the app that lets you trade stocks without paying any fees, is reportedly now valued at $1.3 billion, according to a report in TechCrunch, citing sources.
The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner’s investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion.
Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round.
Robinhood launched in December 2014 and quickly became a favorite among younger people looking to invest without paying the $7 per trade demanded by established firms.
The app itself is stylish and simple, which helped lure the first-time stock traders that made up Robinhood’s first big wave of users.
While the main service does not charge fees to trade stocks, Robinhood Gold subscribers pay $10 a month to get an extra 2.5 hours of trading, an extra line of credit, and bigger instant deposits of up to $2,000 into their bank account.
Even before the addition of Robinhood Gold, the app had become a favorite especially for millennials to dip their toes in stock trading.
In February, Robinhood told Business Insider that most popular stocks by percentage of ownership of its users include Apple, Twitter, GoPro, and Facebook.

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