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Nexxworks' best of the web - Week february 18 to 24 February 24, 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.

Elon Musk: All New Cars Will Be Self-Driving in 10 Years

PATRICK CAUGHILL - FUTURISM 

Elon Musk has predicted that, within the next ten years, all new cars will be autonomous, self-driving vehicles. If this bold prediction is true, we could be facing a serious shift towards safer roadways much sooner than most people expected.

 

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AI

ANDY GREENBERG - WIRED 

“We hope this is a moment where Conversation AI goes from being ‘this is interesting’ to a place where everyone can start engaging and leveraging these models to improve discussion,” - Conversation AI product manager CJ Adams

 

The Cities of the Future Are Smart, Green, Connected Innovation Hubs

RAYA BIDSHAHRI - SINGULARITY HUB

Urban projects globally are pushing the limits of engineering, design and architecture. Exponential technologies are being integrated into the very skeleton of human civilization. Above all, we are seeing an emergence of futuristic societies with an inspiring vision for humanity.

 

China’s first ‘deep learning lab’ intensifies challenge to US in artificial intelligence race

MENG JING - SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Beijing has given the green light for the creation of China’s very first ‘national laboratory for deep learning’, in a move that could help the country to surpass the United States in developing artificial intelligence (AI).

 

What Happens When Robots Become Role Models

JAMIE CONDLIFFE - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

As artificial intelligence systems become increasingly human, their abilities to influence people also improve. New Scientist reports that children who spend time with a robotic companion appear to pick up elements of its behavior. 

 

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 talking elevators, UPS and amazon drones, robot barista's and much more. Enjoy!