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Are we ready for military AI?

Will Artificial Intelligence weapons soon be able to launch military operations independently of human input?

My article in Data Driven Investor published 21st of February 2019. Today, algorithms may come in charming shapes, such as Sophia, a robot with a lovely attitude and an enlightened philosophy. Others, like Atlas, are being built to look like Robocop brutes that can run, jump, and, maybe, shoot. Why
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Will There Be an Internet of Electricity?

Blockchain, whose popularity has grown in lockstep with developments in the cryptocurrency market (Bitcoin, Ethereum, et. al.), is poised to expand into new territories. The energy industry, which is decentralizing gradually, may well advance blockchain more than the financial system will. Or, it may simply adopt it more extensively, sooner.

According to one view, blockchain may become for the world of transactions and settlements what the internet has become for global communication. However, an even stronger case can be made for its potential to transform the energy industry.  A dozen-plus years ago, new software enabled
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Technologies that will change 2019

It is not easy to imagine a technology that will receive as much publicity as the blockchain did last year but there’s little doubt that other new and innovative technologies will make even greater inroads into our daily lives in 2019.

Certainly, rapid progress in artificial intelligence will continue to be made and be widely reported. Despite the controversies, autonomous vehicles will proliferate, and it would be good to see serious, in-depth articles about industry regulation (licensing for the use of autonomous vehicles on public roads,
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Data Driven Investor: Will blockchain trigger a shakedown of the global financial system?

The financial crash of 2008 demonstrated (to some) that large financial institutions need to be closely watched and strictly regulated. The meltdown some believe also demonstrated the need for an alternative to complex, abuse-prone financial instruments held by few, and understood by even fewer.

My article in Data Driven Investor published 11th of January 2019. If blockchain becomes universal, we will be able to declare our taxes more conveniently, buy houses faster and more securely, exercise better control over the decisions of public administrations and store and make available our data
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