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In case you've missed them... Here are this week's must-reads for those who need inspiration to act on their Day After Tomorrow. Feed your mind with some of our favorite innovation stories. Nono. No need to thank us.

nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week February 11 to 17

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

CADE METZ - WIRED

Google hopes to convince customers that Spanner provides an easier way of running a global business, an easier way of replicating their data across multiple regions and, thus, guard against outages. 

 

These 6 Chinese Tech Giants Are Ramping Up The Pace Of Innovation For The World

AUSTIN CARR - FAST COMPANY 

Alibaba, Tencent, Xiaomi, BBK Electronics, Huawei, and Dalian Wanda are changing the products and services you use, whether you know it or not.

 

New AI Can Write and Rewrite Its Own Code to Increase Its Intelligence

DOM GALEON - FUTURISM

A company has developed a type of technology that allows a machine to effectively learn from fewer examples and refine its knowledge as further examples are provided.

 

Machine Learning Invades the Real World on Internet Balloons

CADE METZ - WIRED

Right now, the power of machine learning is mostly visible online. But it’s navigating the real world, too, with the potential to bring many more people online in the process.

 

Don’t kill us, R2-D2: MEPs warn against robot revolt

JOANNA PLUCINSKA & HARRY COOPER - POLITICO

European lawmakers don’t think Terminator-like robots will become overlords of the human race just yet, but they do want rules to make sure robots have built-in kill switches and cannot be used as weapons.

 

Steven Has Even More News For You

STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE 

Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on Facebook going after TV, drone taxis for humans in Dubai and much more. Enjoy!