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Jul 19, 2018

Genetic engineering? The UK says OK despite Crispr stock crash! Also, we talk about “meat.” Finally, some quick updates on robots that carry plants, as well as a robot that paints. Want more? Become a Patron and receive Extended Reports of CCNT every week! This week, an update on the 4 Horsemen of the Technocalypse! 

 

AGG for the WEEK OF July 10-17

TECHNOLOGY/AI

Microsoft CEO calls for AI regulation of facial recognition technology

Is China Set to Dominate over America in Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence?

Machine Learning Vs. Artificial Intelligence: How Are They Different?

 

BIOMEDICAL/GENETICS/TRANSHUMANISM

Genetic study suggests there are variants that can increase chances of success in life

A New Genetic Test Could Help Determine Children’s Success

How synthetic biology will — and maybe won’t — change the future of food

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

Humans Didn’t Evolve From a Single Ancestral Population

This Company Wants Your Fertility Data | WIRED

Researchers isolate parvovirus from ancient human remains

CRISPR stocks plummet over study pointing to potential adverse effects

CRISPR DNA editing may cause serious genetic damage, researchers warn  

 

ROBOTS THAT DO THINGS!

Amazon taking heat over "midget tossing" rob patent

Robot workers will lead to surge in slavery in south-east Asia, report finds   

Robots Made These Paintings and They're Very, Very Good

Robots are being programmed to be reliable teammates for soldiers

Sex robot makers blasted over ‘family friendly’ love dolls

This sun-chasing robot looks after the plant on its head  

Here's What Sophia, the First Robot Citizen, Thinks About Gender and Consciousness


CHINA!

China's quest for A.I. dominance must be stopped in its tracks

 

COMMERCIAL DNA TESTING

For Some African-Americans, Genetic Testing Reopens Past Wounds

DNA testing is being used to keep families apart–not reunify them

Medical experts worry about testing DNA to reunite families

 

FACEBOOK FACEPALMS

Facebook taking heat over its approach to Infowars; here's what you need to know

 

FASHION/ENTERTAINMENT

Anthony Bourdain slammed Hillary Clinton and 'gropey, disgusting' Bill Clinton in newly released interview

 

SOCIAL MEDIA/GOOGLE/AMAZON

Amazon Workers in Europe Strike During Prime Day Crunch

Amazon Prime Day suffers glitches

3rd party resellers unfairly cut out of Prime Day

Walmart and Microsoft team up to bring down Amazon

 

“THE FOUR HORSEMEN of the TECHNOCALYPSE!”

Jeff Bezos becomes the richest person in modern history amid Amazon Prime Day kickoff  

Bezos questioned about racist merch on Amazon

Elon Musk Sucks

Elon Musk could face lawsuit for calling cave rescuer a “pedo guy”

 

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