Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Facebook announced changes to how it asks users for permission to collect their personal information, in order to comply with strict new European privacy rules. But critics say Facebook’s new offerings seem designed to encourage users to make few changes and share as much information as possible.

The European rules … require that consumers give informed consent to how their data is being collected and used. Critics, however, say the consent process Facebook outlined relies on design tricks that encourage users to share their personal information widely.

Your Future Doctor May Not be Human. This Is the Rise of AI in Medicine.

Your Future Doctor May Not be Human. This Is the Rise of AI in Medicine.

A new kind of doctor has entered the exam room, but doesn’t have a name. In fact, these doctors don’t even have faces. Artificial intelligence has made its way into hospitals around the world. Those wary of a robot takeover have nothing to fear; the introduction of AI into health care is not necessarily about pitting human minds against machines. AI is in the exam room to expand, sharpen, and at times ease the mind of the physician so that doctors are able to do the same for their patients.

The Solution to Our Education Crisis Might be AI

The Solution to Our Education Crisis Might be AI

Tomorrow’s Teachers Robots will replace teachers by 2027.

That’s the bold claim that Anthony Seldon , a British education expert. Seldon may be the first to set such a specific deadline for the automation of education, but he’s not the first to note technology’s potential to replace human workers. Whether the “robots” take the form of artificially intelligent (AI) software programs or humanoid machines, research suggests that technology is poised to automate a huge proportion of jobs worldwide, disrupting the global economy and leaving millions unemployed.

Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency And Why It’s The Future Of Money

Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency And Why It’s The Future Of Money

Bitcoin is having a moment — really, it’s had a year. No matter if you think it’s a bubble about to burst, or hope your investments will pay back big in the long run, there is one clear takeaway: Cryptocurrency is changing the future of finance. What’s not yet clear is how the technology behind bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies like it, will alter our national and global financial systems.

Addiction for Fun and Profit

Addiction for Fun and Profit

Photo illustration by Slate . Photo by iStock. You’re here because Facebook really wants you here. Are Facebook and other social media companies intentionally exploiting people’s psychological vulnerabilities to keep them addicted? You bet, says Sean Parker, who made a fortune as an early Facebook investor and its first […]

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