Companies’ roles in combating climate catastrophe, blood-boiling discrimination and AI with common sense

In AI we trust

Wired looks at what a fair algorithm might actually look like. Quartz reports on how Boston Dynamics’ robot went from resembling a drunk baby to a ‘nimble ninja’ in just a few years, while the Atlantic asks whether or not we can, or should trust Alexa. The MIT Technology Review reports on the US military’s plans to teach AI basic common sense.

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Netflix and warm?

The Conversation looks at what southern Africa needs to do if it is to survive global warming, while the BBC makes the case for why you may well have already bought your last ever car. The publication also asks just how much damage streaming services might be doing to the environment.

The Harvard Business Review argues the scale of the climate catastrophe will depend on what businesses do over the next decade. Scientific American looks into what we know about the connection between climate change and hurricanes, while the World Economic Forum examines how the world can harness the fourth industrial revolution to help solve the world’s water problem.

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It makes the blood boil

The Atlantic reports on new research, showing that everyday discrimination literally raises women’s blood pressures, while the Harvard Business Review discusses which types of companies are adding women to their boards, and which aren’t.

And finally,

Nature looks at a controversial approach to predictive medicine that is taking the genomics research world by storm.

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