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Pew: 37% of technologists don’t think AI will improve lives by 2030 — VB

According to a Pew Center Research survey, about 37 per cent of technologists believe that most people won’t be better off in the next 10 years as a result of advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies, writes Kyle Wiggers.

Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/10/pew-37-of-technologists-dont-think-ai-will-improve-lives-by-2030/ 

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Raspberry Pi is now a public company — TC

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AlphaSense raises $650M

AlphaSense, a market intelligence and search platform, has raised $650 million in funding, co-led by Viking Global Investors and BDT & MSD Partners.

Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6B to take on OpenAI — VentureBeat

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Capgemini partners with DARPA to explore quantum computing for carbon capture

Capgemini Government Solutions has launched a new initiative with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate quantum computing's potential in carbon capture.