“In 2011, a supercomputer won $1 million on Jeopardy! In 2016, that same supercomputer is tackling a challenge quantified not in millions of dollars but in millions of cancer patients."
“There are a few industries that have been making use of VR technology for decades, and healthcare is one of them.”
“Twitter is trying to stop amid calls from the Obama administration to Silicon Valley firms to crack down on the online activity of terrorist groups and their supporters (…) Twitter added it works with law-enforcement agencies when appropriate and partners…
“The problem lies in the global nature of social media, the reliance upon self-policing by users to identify objectionable content, and the fact that many of those banned simply open a new account and continue posting their hatred.”
“The Islamic State has used social media to effectively spread propaganda and connect with like-minded individuals, and researchers are still looking at what can be done to head off the radical threat.”
“Since February, [Twitter] has suspended 235,000 accounts that it determined are linked to violent extremist groups like the self-described Islamic State militant group. That brings the total number of accounts it has suspended since mid-2015 to 360,000.”
“A new approach has to start from the idea that the basic responsibility of government is to maximise the welfare of citizens, not to pursue some abstract concept of the global good. People also want to feel that they are…
“The latest WTO report issued in June states that G-20 restrictions have reached their highest monthly level since the exercise began in 2009, prompting WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo to observe that trade is under siege in many countries”.