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  • Opinion: It’d be great if AI experts stopped arguing like children

    Opinion: It’d be great if AI experts stopped arguing like children

    Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt today threw some shade at Elon Musk during a speech about AI, saying the Space X CEO didn’t “understand the benefits that this technology will provide.” Here we go...

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  • TNW Conference attendees tell us what tech they want to see next

    TNW Conference attendees tell us what tech they want to see next

    As amazing as all of our existing tech is, some of the best is yet to come. We asked five TNW 2018 attendees to tell us which currently unavailable tech, app, or invention they wish for. Not...

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  • Observations from a founder on Seattle and Silicon Valley’s startup scenes

    Observations from a founder on Seattle and Silicon Valley’s startup scenes

    A part of the never-ending speculation over ‘the next Silicon Valley,’ Seattle is a tech hub heavyweight that often draws comparisons to the reigning center of the tech universe some 800 miles to...

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  • Attendees share their favorite moments from TNW Conference 2018

    Attendees share their favorite moments from TNW Conference 2018

    As the second and final day of TNW Conference comes to an end, we’re already looking back at the highlights of the festival. Attendees have networked and mingled to their heart’s content, and...

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  • Stormy Daniels is adding cryptocurrency to her website — and it isn’t Verge

    Stormy Daniels is adding cryptocurrency to her website — and it isn’t Verge

    It appears that the romance between pornography and cryptocurrency industries is just getting started. Popular adult film star Stormy Daniels today announced a cryptocurrency-based reward program...

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  • Apple rejects Steam Link app on iOS

    Apple rejects Steam Link app on iOS

    Citing “business conflicts,” Apple has rejected Valve’s Steam Link app from the App Store. What is it: Steam Link is an app that lets gamers stream PC games to their phones. It’s currently...

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  • How to build a brand with purpose, according to 5 entrepreneurs who just won big money doing so

    How to build a brand with purpose, according to 5 entrepreneurs who just won big money doing so

    It’s no longer good enough to be in business for yourself alone — if it ever was in the first place. Corporate social responsibility is more important than it’s ever been, and consumers —...

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  • Game design holds the key to making humans care about AI

    Game design holds the key to making humans care about AI

    While speaking at today’s TNW conference, Dr. Mitu Khandaker put forth the idea that one potential avenue in the evolution of AI isn’t in engineering or machine learning, but in game design. Dr....

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  • We asked people to draw ‘AI,’ and it got weird

    We asked people to draw ‘AI,’ and it got weird

    The Next Web Conference is a wonderful time of year. The technology event finds some of the world’s sharpest minds traveling to Amsterdam to hear from all manner of experts. We took to the streets...

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  • PixelModo helps you create stunning graphics easily for all under $50

    PixelModo helps you create stunning graphics easily for all under $50

    While you may not ever develop the aesthetic eye of a true art professional, PixelModo can help you fake it, offering the tools to help create eye-catching art elements quickly and easily. Right...

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  • AI is a threat to humanity, depending on how you define it

    AI is a threat to humanity, depending on how you define it

    AI is a threat to humanity. It’s the great nightmare on the horizon. It’s the spectre that looms, promising to destroy humanity in a puff of thermonuclear smoke. It’s the Terminator. It’s the...

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  • TNW asks: What’s your worst career-related fuck up?

    TNW asks: What’s your worst career-related fuck up?

    As day two of TNW Conference begins to wind down, the editorial team took it upon itself to badger some (un)lucky event attendees. We wanted to talk about the types of things everyone experiences,...

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  • Fake news could ruin social media, but there’s still hope

    Fake news could ruin social media, but there’s still hope

    “Let’s try and have a conversation about fake news and disinformation campaigns without mentioning Donald Trump,” Camille Francois, director of research and analysis at Graphika, told the audience...

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  • You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M

    You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M

    Blockchains may be secure by design, but researchers continue to show that the same is not true for the thousands of motley cryptocurrencies based on the technology. Husam Abboud, a cryptocurrency...

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  • Here’s why Google employees meditate before and after meetings

    Here’s why Google employees meditate before and after meetings

    “There’s so much to do, and so little time,” says Connor Swenson, from the Partnerships team at Google for Entrepreneurs, as he explains how time is finite. There’s not a whole lot you can do...

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  • People are outraged by this school shooter game for all the wrong reasons

    People are outraged by this school shooter game for all the wrong reasons

    Acid, a Russian independent game developer that publishes titles on Steam, is set to release Active Shooter, an FPS that simulates a school shooting incident. It allows you to play as the shooter...

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  • Reddit co-founder tells TNW about the sneaky design trick it decided to abandon

    Reddit co-founder tells TNW about the sneaky design trick it decided to abandon

    How do you redesign a site with 350 million monthly active users, 300 million comments a day, and a user base known to get a little rowdy when things go wrong? This is exactly the sort of...

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  • How free higher education can drive global innovation and diversity

    How free higher education can drive global innovation and diversity

    Speaking on the second day of TNW’s 2018 conference, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun lived up to her title of provocateur by proposing a radical idea: higher education should be free for all, and the fact...

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  • Tweets from a decade ago reveal a simpler time on the internet

    Tweets from a decade ago reveal a simpler time on the internet

    Former Kickstarter CTO Andy Baio hit upon a most excellent discovery recently: a quick way to surface tweets from your timeline from exactly 10 years ago. Here, try it for yourself. Yup, those are...

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  • PornHub launches a VPN for discreet browsing on mobile and desktop

    PornHub launches a VPN for discreet browsing on mobile and desktop

    To make it easier for you to avoid national censors and keep your porn browsing confidential, PornHub has launched a VPN service that works on your phone and desktop for smut and just about...

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