Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and being called out | John Naughton

Silicon Valley’s countercultural aura is gone now that Google develops AI for China and Palantir helps monitor immigrationIf there was one thing that united the founders of today’s tech giants in their early days it was contempt for politics, manifeste…

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Future imperfect: the robots and mind-reading apps remaking our world | Alex Hern

Technology is spying on us and machines are developing human voices. But it’s not all a weird cyberpunk dystopiaTechnology changes so fast that our lives are radically different from even a decade ago, yet slowly enough that sometimes we don’t even not…

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Shop til they drop: the play that takes us inside an Amazon warehouse

Using testimonies from anonymous workers, a new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to work for the world’s richest company. Its creators takes us on a fact-finding tourA black box floats beneath our feet, containing a barrel of whey protein, 24 can…

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink unveils effort to build implant that can read your mind

Startup plans to use small ‘threads’ to detect neuron activityMusk claims tests already show ‘monkey can control computer with its brain’ Elon Musk’s secretive “brain-machine interface” startup, Neuralink, stepped out of the shadows on Tuesday evening,…

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Rapid robot rollout risks UK workers being left behind, reports say

Study shows 20m jobs will be lost worldwide by 2030 with every robot costing 1.6 manufacturing jobs British workers are being shut out of decisions over the rising use of robots in the UK economy, according to a report.According to the commission on wo…

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