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Here are the best articles that we've been reading this week:
ROBOTS: It's Time For Robot Pilots
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Intelligent robots must uphold human rights
SPACE: Space Privatization, Tourism and Morals: Ethics and engineering become entangled as Earthlings leave home
DRONES: The Buzz of Something New
PRIVACY: Where Were You 3 Minutes Ago? Your Apps Know
FUTURE OF MEDIA: An Emerging Science of Clickbait
AUGMENTED REALITY: Augmented reality gets to work—and gets past the “Glassholes”
CULTURE: Can We Harness Telepathy for Moral Good?
Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: It's Time For Robot Pilots Jason Koebler | Motherboard "Flying a plane from the ground (or taking it over
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Our fear – not entirely misplaced – is that robots will render most of us useless, and in doing so, cleave society into those who control the machines (educated titans of industry), and those who fall victim to them (uneducated poor workers).

Read more from Nick Ellis on our +Singularity Hub team's Future of Work series.
Years ago, my brother, Matt, explained to me that there are three ways to push out the productivity curve: technology, capital, or people. When we
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Advances in medicine in the past have moved slowly because of the nature of the health care system itself. It hasn’t been focused on delivering health care — it has been about sick care.
When Apple announced, last year, that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was
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Consider the work of a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and UC San Francisco who—just last week— discovered that giving people a drug that increases the reward/motivation chemical dopamine in their brain also increases their compassion.
For most of the last century, the study of emotions was not considered serious science. The problem was subjectivity. Science is objective,
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Our +Singularity Hub team is launching a Future of Work series today, tackling these three questions: 

How will organizations function and innovate during this period of change?

What will workers do to seek new skills to stay competitive? (and how will this impact the educational system?)

How we can begin to restructure our economic foundations to prepare for the changes coming?
Singularity Hub is devoting this week to exploring a topic on many of people’s minds recently: The Future of Work. Have we already entered an era
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India is embracing exponential technologies in order to have 100 Smart Cities as quickly as possible.
The world is urbanizing—and fast. Why are cities so popular? They’re where the opportunities are. In 2014, the world’s 300 largest cities
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"There's not a problem that exists anywhere in the world that hasn't been solved by somebody, somewhere."

CA Lt. Gov. +Gavin Newsom weighs in how the government can respond to rapid changes in technology that are impacting the future of work as we know it.
"How can we reconcile these sort of concerns that we all have around how quickly things are changing?" So asked California's Lieutenant Governor,
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"The 9-to-5, highly supervised framework set a hundred years ago for factory workers will cease to exist as people are more competent to lead the processes themselves."
The American industrialist Henry Ford, regarding diminishing customer surveys on early cars, once famously quipped, “If I had asked people what
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Awareness of a problem drives people to find solutions for it, reducing the risk. Emerging technologies will do the same thing for creating new jobs.
Worries about the future often share a critical flaw. They sometimes assume nothing changes, or that change happens more slowly than it does—when
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"Society has a long history of not being particularly good at proactive change. We rarely, if ever, institute policy before a trainwreck." 

~ Neil Jacobstein in his interview for the Singularity Hub​ Future of Work series.
As part of Singularity University's Future of Work series, I had a chance to sit down with Neil Jacobstein, the co-chair of the Artificial
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After 2 weeks in a coma from meningitis, Utibe Effiong knew that he wanted to help transform patient care using exponential technologies.

In this video, he shares his story and his ideas for doing just that. 
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Singularity University exists to discover ways to solve these 9 global grand challenges. But solving any of them must begin with an individual's passion and curiosity.

Which of these do you find most urgent?
“What is the greatest challenge humanity faces today?” This question was posed by Nick Haan, Director of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity
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Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. SU provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. 

From our inception in 2008, SU has empowered individuals from more than 85 countries to apply exponentially growing technologies—artificial intelligence & robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology & digital fabrication, networks & computing systems and medicine & neuroscience — to address humanity’s grand challenges: education, energy, environment, food, global health, poverty, security, space and water.