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nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week March 13 to 19 March 19, 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.

Google’s DeepMind makes AI program that can learn like a human

IAN SAMPLE - THE GUARDIAN 

Developed by Google’s AI company, DeepMind, the program has taken on a range of different tasks and performed almost as well as a human. Crucially, and uniquely, the AI does not forget how it solved past problems, and uses the knowledge to tackle new ones.

 

Armenia’s rising tech scene: The new Silicon Valley of the former Soviet Union

GEV BALYAN - THE NEXT WEB

Armenia was once the center of IT innovation for the USSR. A turbulent history has stifled the economy, but things are starting to look up for the Caucasus republic.

 

By 2030, You’ll Be Living in a World That’s Run by Google

ROEY TZEZANA - FUTURISM 

By 2030, Google will have that World Brain in existence, and it will look after all of us. And that’s quite possibly both the best and worst thing that could happen to humanity.

 

Competing with the Chinese Factory of 2017

NANETTE BYRNES - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 

Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.

 

Get ready for chatbots that talk amongst themselves

DANIEL TERDIMAN - FAST COMPANY 

Igor Mordatch, a visiting researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence nonprofit founded by Elon Musk and Y Combinator president Sam Altman, is been developing a system where chatbots can actually speak amongst themselves, in their own language.

 

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 invisible technology by Levi's & Google, Intel & car industry, pathnet... and much more. Enjoy!