Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI

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Hello World Canada: The Rise of AI

A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”

The startup accelerator Y Combinator is known for supporting audacious companies in its popular three-month boot camp. There’s never been anything quite like Nectome, though.

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A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”

Billionaire signs up to be killed, have brain digitally preserved

Well, that, and a spare ten grand. Entrepreneur Sam Altman is one of 25 people who has splashed the cash to join a waiting list at Nectome – a startup that promises to upload your brain into a computer to grant you eternal life.

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A growing number of people think their job is useless. Time to rethink the meaning of work

A great deal has been written in recent years about the perils of automation. With predicted mass unemployment, declining wages, and increasing inequality, clearly we should all be afraid. By now it’s no longer just the Silicon Valley trend watchers and technoprophets who are apprehensive.

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Artificial intelligence is going to completely change your life

Just as electricity transformed the way industries functioned in the past century, artificial intelligence — the science of programming cognitive abilities into machines — has the power to substantially change society in the next 100 years.

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