Elon Musk finds time in his schedule to create human-computer hybrids
Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that he is launching or preparing to launch a new company called Neuralink. Reports say that the company will be established with the intention of connecting computers directly to human brains.
Source: The Guardian
Oculus co-founder and rift creator Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook
According to Oculus, Palmer Luckey’s is set to leave the company. “Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry,” said Facebook in a statement.
Source: Upload VR
Intel is fighting to keep Moore’s Law alive
Intel says it still believes in Moore's Law and that the principle will continue to shape the microchip industry. Moore's Law began to falter in the 2000s when it became increasingly difficult to shrink integrated circuits by switching to a smaller process node.
Source: Ars Technica
US environmental groups file suit to block coal mining on public lands
US environmental groups and a Native American tribe have filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration's plans to resume leasing of federal lands for coal mining. Earlier President Trump had declared an "end to the war on coal," reversing a series of "job killing" pro-environmental initiatives.
BlackRock plans to replace humans with its stock trading AI
Investment management firm BlackRock has said it plans to overhaul its actively managed equities business, cutting jobs, dropping fees and relying on computers to pick stocks. The move comes as investors are questioning whether having their money managed by human beings is worth the vastly higher fees.
Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says
The Trump administration served notice on Thursday that it intends to jettison the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were intended to preserve equal access to content on the internet. Trump may reverse the move that saw telecomms and cable television companies classified as "common carriers”.