Machine learning, which actively protects you from all sorts of dangers, including fires, explosions, collapses, crashes, workplace accidents, restaurant E. coli, and crime.
- Your safety depends on machine learning.
- It's not a cure-all -- unfortunately, there's no way to achieve 100% guaranteed security in this life.
- Here are some example insights that help predict peril, which were told to us by data.
Why Silicon Valley wants to automate 3.5 million blue-collar truck drivers out of existence.
- There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S.; it's the most common job in 29 states. Yet there is a $168 billion financial incentive for Silicon Valley to automate truck drivers.
- The pros? Automation will lower the 4,000-person annual death toll caused by truck collisions, and it will save companies and consumers money.
- The cons? Truck drivers with families to support and loans to pay will soon have to compete with a robot truck that doesn't need to sleep. That kind of economic hardship doesn't exist in a vacuum; it will ripple outward in unexpected ways.
Luxembourg will offer the world's first fare-free public transit system, but is there really such a thing as a free ride?
- To combat congestion, Luxembourg aims to become the first country to implement fare-free public transit services.
- Other European nations are considering similar courses, but across the pond the United States continues to fumble its public transportation to deleterious effects.
- Luxembourg's goal is noble, but it will have to overcome historic trends showing such fare-free systems rarely work in the long run.