nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week May 8 to 14
JAMIE CONDLIFFE - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The received wisdom is that automation is stealing away jobs from humans—maybe quickly, maybe slowly, but stealing nonetheless. A new report attempts to provide a counter to that school of thought.
VASILIS KOSTAKIS - HUFFINGTON POST
The headlong pace of technological change produces giant leaps forward in knowledge, innovation, new possibilities and, almost inevitably, legal problems. That’s now the case with blockchain, today’s buzziest new tech tool.
GEORGES HAOUR - THE NEWS LENS
Barring major mishaps, within 10 years or so, China is expected to be one of the world’s major sources of innovations, particularly in IT-enabled services. There is much to learn from the “Chinese way” of innovating. That China is becoming a major source of innovations is good for China and good for the world.
GEORGE DVORSKY - GIZMODO
In an important advance that takes us one step closer to the inevitable robopocalypse, MIT researchers have developed a system, called C-LEARN, that teaches robots how to acquire new skills—and then teach those skills to different types of robots.
SARAH MARQUART & KRISTIN HOUSER - FUTURISM
Each year, the world's greatest innovators and inventors gather for the Edison Awards to celebrate "game-changing" developments in technology, engineering, marketing, and design. Here are just some of the innovations that are already transforming our world.
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 Facebook's plans to enter the content production world, the Amazon Echo Show and news on South Korea, who is moving forward with driverless cars. Enjoy!