Travel Ban, AI Job Killer, Cars Ownership Ending?, Loaning money… Are you sure you’ll be repaid?, 2 Billion Facebook Users, Spending Everything You Earn… and more

Why “How many jobs will be killed by AI?” is the wrong question 
Over the past few years, we’ve developed artificially intelligent machines that can do many things that used to require human minds: understanding speech, diagnosing disease, checking the terms of a contract, designing a mechanical part from scratch, even coming up with new scientific hypotheses that are supported by subsequent research.

The End of Car Ownership
Ride sharing and self-driving vehicles will redefine our relationship with cars. Automakers and startups are already gearing up for the change.

Half of Americans are spending their entire paycheck (or more)
Nearly half of Americans say their expenses are equal to or greater than their income, according to a new study from the Center for Financial Services Innovation. And for those 18 to 25 the percentage is over half, up to 54%.

Compound interest applied to learning
In 1986, mathematician and computer scientist Richard Hamming gave a talk at Bell Communications Research about how people can do great work, “Nobel-Prize type of work”.

How to Predict If a Borrower Will Pay You Back
Recently, three economists—Oded Netzer and Alain Lemaire, both of Columbia, and Michal Herzenstein of the University of Delaware—looked for ways to predict the likelihood of whether a borrower would pay back a loan. The scholars used data from Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending site. Potential borrowers write a brief description of why they need a loan and why they are likely to make good on it, and potential lenders decide whether to provide them the money. Overall, about 13 percent of borrowers defaulted on their loan.

You can finally buy Amazon’s new Echo speaker with a touchscreen
The video screen can also be used in conjunction with Alexa-compatible cameras, enabling the Echo Show to display a live video feed.

Travel Ban
No new laptop bans, but air travelers to the U.S. will face tighter screening all over the globe.

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users

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