Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Has a Shitty Radar

Kim Hart, Axios:
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin riled the tech community this morning when he told Axios’s Mike Allen that displacement of jobs by artificial intelligence and automation is “not even on my radar screen” because the technology is “50-100 more years” away. Mnuchin also said he is “not worried at all” about robots displacing humans in the near future. “In fact, I’m optimistic.”
Report issued today from PricewaterhouseCoopers:
Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots — but Americans should be particularly worried. 38 percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years, according to a new report by PwC.

4-Year-Old Boy in U.K. Saved His Mother’s Life Using Siri

From the 999 transcript:
Operator: Hello, this is the police. What is your emergency? Roman: Hello, I’m Roman. O: Where’s your mummy? R: She’s at home. O: Where are you? R: At home as well. O: Can you do me a favour? Can you go and get mummy? R: We can’t, she’s dead. O: You said mummy was there – what do you mean she’s dead? R: It means that she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.

Gizmodo: ‘Samsung’s New iPad Pro Is Just Fantastic’

Alex Cranz, Gizmodo:
Coming a year after the launch of Apple’s first 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the new iteration from Samsung feels daring. While it has the same sleek lines, is just as light, and possesses the magnetic connection on one side for easy keyboard cover attachment, Samsung’s iPad Pro for 2017 is, inexplicably called the Galaxy Tab S3, and unlike previous iPads this one runs on Android.
Samsung is so stupid with their insistence on printing their ugly logo on the front face of any device where it’ll fit. You’re obviously supposed to use this tablet in landscape orientation any time it’s connected to the keyboard case, or any time you watch a video. For many users, that might be the majority of their time using the device. And when the device is in landscape, the logo is oriented wrong. That’s just plain stupid. And look at their asymmetrical Continue reading "Gizmodo: ‘Samsung’s New iPad Pro Is Just Fantastic’"

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