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nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week April 10 to 16 nexxworks  - April 15, 2017

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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.

The Future’s So Bright: A New Survey Shows Consumers Are Not That Freaked Out By Tech

FAST COMPANY 

The results of the Customer of the Future survey could teach companies a lot about how consumers' needs will change in the future and how companies can best respond to that. 

 

Artificial Intelligence Is Only Dangerous If Humans Use It Foolishly

DOM GALEON - FUTURISM

Artificial intelligence has the potential to be a great boon to our society, but we must be able to properly understand and control its effects. Decisions made by an AI need to be simply explainable and understandable by humans.

 

Rapid Innovation In China Makes Country 'Fascinating Case Study' For College Students

RYAN JOHNSON - THE BEMIDJI PIONEER

"China now wants to be a leading innovator in the world, so the days of mimicking and copying things are getting to be more behind us,".

 

Automakers Aren’t Thinking Creatively Enough About Hydrogen Fuel Cells

ANDREW J. HAWKINS - THE VERGE

Hydrogen-powered cars could be the perfect fuel for our self-driving, on-demand future. “A city would only need a handful of hydrogen stations to support the fleet (of self-driving cars), with vehicles getting in and out within a few minutes and going right back into service,”

 

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI 

WILL KNIGHT - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem. “It is a problem that is already relevant, and it’s going to be much more relevant in the future,”

 

The Future May Owe Itself to Blockchain Technology. Here’s Why

CARSTEN STÖCKER - FUTURISM

Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” can allow satellites and systems that need their services to autonomously negotiate and complete transactions based on predetermined criteria such as the price a customer is willing to pay for a certain image and how quickly they need it. 

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