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Musk and Zuckerberg clash over future of AI

Elon Musk has accused Mark Zuckerberg of failing to understand artificial intelligence. It comes after the Facebook boss said that the doomsday scenario put forward by Mr Musk was unhelpful. Mr Musk tweeted: “I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is limited.” The pair represent two distinct groups, those saying AI’s benefits will outweigh its negatives and those saying it could ultimately destroy humanity. Mr Zuckerberg’s comments were made as part of an informal Facebook Live chat, aired during a barbecue at his Palo Alto home….

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Future Tense: Thanks to Venmo, We Now All Know How Cheap Our Friends Are

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE Margaret Pennoyer, an elementary school teacher in Manhattan, had just returned from a bachelorette party in Napa Valley when she received an email that had been sent to all the guests. The two organizers had itemized each woman’s individual expenses, which they had covered, and requested reimbursement through Venmo, an app that transfers money between users who have linked their bank accounts to their phones. Ms. Pennoyer owed $ 31.98 to one woman and $ 20.62 to the other. In a previous time, the organizers…

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Lifestyle 

The Mad Scientist Behind Nike’s ‘Back to the Future’ Sneaker

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The only things missing were a white lab coat and an electrified hairdo as Tiffany Beers, 37, showed off an assortment of boots and shoes adorned with dangling wires and MacGyvered circuit boards. Ms. Beers, an engineer by training and a senior innovator by title at Nike, works in the company’s vaunted Innovation Kitchen, so named because Bill Bowerman, a founder of Nike, used a waffle iron in a kitchen to create the “waffle sole,” a game changer for sneakers. But her office is littered with prototypes…

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Tottenham Hotspur news: Harry Kane's future will be decided by trophies

Harry Kane is among the best three strikers in the world, according to Teddy Sheringham Sunday, July 16, 2017 Tottenham need to start winning trophies within the next two years or their star players won’t be at the club for much longer, according to Teddy Sheringham. Kyle Walker recently left for Man City and Europe’s biggest clubs are also said to be monitoring Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and top scoring striker Harry Kane. Sheringham left White Hart Lane in search of silverware in 1997 and ended up winning the Premier League,…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, 16 July: Sanchez discusses future, plus Chelsea move for Higuain

Here’s the best of the gossip on Sunday… Chelsea have had an £88m bid for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain turned down.(Tuttosport)  Talks about a new contract for Antonio Conte have reportedly stalled, leading to concerns about the Chelsea manager’s future. (Sun on Sunday) Real Madrid are considering selling 27-year-old forward Gareth Bale in order to raise funds to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. (Sunday Express) However, Mbappe, who has been linked with Arsenal, will stay at Monaco for one more year, according to Arsene Wenger. (Sun on Sunday) Liverpool are expected…

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Gilberto Silva tells Jack Wilshere: It's down to you whether you have an Arsenal future – LISTEN

Jack Wilshere Saturday, July 15, 2017 Gilberto Silva has told Jack Wilshere his Arsenal future is in his own hands. The midfielder spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and, with 12 months left on his Gunners contract, is facing a make-or-break year at the Emirates. Former Arsenal ace Silva, a fans’ favourite during his six-year spell in north London, insists Wilshere has talent to force his way back into Arsene Wenger’s team but must show he is up for the fight. Speaking to Ian Abrahams at the Star Sixes event at…

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Culture 

The Experimental Fiction That Imagines Football-Obsessed Americans in the Extremely Distant Future

The year is 17776, and Americans are still obsessed with football. That’s the simplest explanation of a multimedia fiction project written by Jon Bois that is currently being published in daily installments by the sports site SB Nation, where Bois is the creative director. The site began posting chapters of the story—which combines text, YouTube videos, tacky Muzak, eerie maps and graphics, and found archival documents—earlier this month, and the series is slated to wrap up later this week. According to Vox Media, SB Nation’s parent company, the story has…

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