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5 lessons Silicon Valley can learn from Robert Scoble

The weekend before last, I attended one of the most unique and special “tech” events I’ve ever been to: Robert Scoble’s 50th birthday party. The event was attended by so many top players and entrepreneurs in the tech industry — from all across the globe — that you may have mistakenly thought you had been dropped into the TED or DLD conference.

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Bill Gates says humanity should fear robots. Microsoft’s research chief disagrees

Bill Gates thinks humanity should fear the rise of intelligent machines. In an “Ask Me Anything” forum on Reddit today, Gates explained that artificial intelligence will eventually pose an existential threat, but only after it makes life easier for us. Ironically enough, Microsoft’s managing director of research, Eric Horvitz, recently dismissed doomsday scenarios as “science fiction.”