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Robots could wipe out another 6 million retail jobs

Is the mall dead? Robots have already cost millions of factory jobs across the nation. Next up could be jobs at your local stores. Between 6 million to 7.5 million existing jobs are at risk of being replaced over the course of the next 10 years by some form of automation, according to a new study this week from by financial services firm Cornerstone Capital Group. That represents at least 38% of the current retail work force, which consists of 16 million workers. Retail could actually lose a greater proportion ...

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Who could be at risk for higher premiums under GOP health care bill

Winners and losers of the Republican health care bill Nearly fourmillion Obamacare consumers could face higher premiums if the House GOP’s health carebill is approved by the Senate, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report. These enrollees have pre-existing conditions that could leave them paying higher premiums if they let their coverage lapse for 63 days or more and live in states that opt to waive some of Obamacare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Under Obamacare, insurers can no longer charge consumers based on their medical histories. The ...

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Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

What Bill and Melinda Gates discuss on vacation: AI Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs — but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work. Short for “my assistant,” Mya chats with applicants via computer or smartphone to ask many of the typical questions expected in early job interviews: What’s your availability to start ...

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Google’s Project Treble Could Speed Up Sluggish Android Updates

Google releases a new version of Android at least once a year, but the overwhelming majority of users won’t see that update for many months–if they see the updates at all. Google’s own Pixel and Nexus phones get the software quickly, but everyone else has to wait for multiple parties to do their part. Google is taking a big step toward rectifying Android’s update woes with Project Treble. This is Google’s attempt to modularize Android in order to make updates faster and maintain compatibility longer. There is currently no semblance ...

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Worldwide cyberattack could spark more trouble Monday

Ransomware ‘WannaCry’ attack explained Companies worldwide are bracing for even more fallout from the biggest cyberattack ever as their workers head back to the office Monday. The massive ransomware attacks that started late Friday have locked people out of their computers and demanded hundreds of dollars from the users before they could regain control. The attacks exploit a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows that is particularly problematic for corporations that don’t automatically update their systems. Related: A super-simple explanation of what happened The virus has hit at least ...

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Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain, France and Russia. In England, 48 NHS trusts fell victim, as did 13 NHS bodies in Scotland. Some hospitals were forced to cancel procedures and appointments, as ambulances were directed to neighbouring hospitals free from the ...

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Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Deep learning and artificial intelligence are on their way to bringing about a sea change in how we use computers in medicine. Neural networks have the power to work toward solutions using approaches they devise on their own — and it gives them incredible problem-solving capabilities. You can’t exactly plug more RAM into a human brain (yet), but you can combine a supercomputer cluster with neural networks that do diagnostic image processing. This mighty partnership gives the ability to apply the collective wisdom and insight of doctors and scientists worldwide ...

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Overwatch Director Talks Save/Export For Highlights, Says A Gun-Game Mode Could Come

Last year, Blizzard announced plans to improve Overwatch‘s Highlights feature by allowing players to save and export them. This feature has still not been delivered, but Blizzard now assures that it has not been forgotten. Writing in the game’s forums, director Jeff Kaplan said the save/export feature for Highlights is the current focus one of the smaller development “strike teams” on the wider Overwatch team. “The team is working extremely hard on this and has been for months. Expect more details early this summer,” Kaplan said. Currently, Overwatch archives five ...

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Could Joe Girardi, not Joe Maddon, have broken the Cubs' curse?

4:18 PM ET It was October 2013 and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was prepared to let Joe Girardi go. Not only was Cashman willing to allow Girardi to return home to the Chicago Cubs, he was prepared to help move Girardi into the manager’s office at Wrigley Field. With Girardi’s Yankees contract set to expire after the 2013 season, Cashman told him, “If you want to go to the Cubs, let me know.” Girardi grew up a Cubs fan. In the ’70s, he and his dad would ...

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Rain, mud could produce a Kentucky Derby free-for-all

May 5, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The forecast for Churchill Downs on Saturday calls for a 60 percent chance of rain. How would that impact the race? Horse racing home page » • Chalk:Latest odds• Katherine Terrell:Sloppy conditions could mean free-for-all• Wright Thompson:Graves of past champions explain today’s Kentucky Derby contenders• Chalk:Betting guide for the 143rd Kentucky Derby• PODCAST:Handicapping the Derby• PODCAST:Behind the Bets• DRF:Many Derby questions, only one correct answer Wet track conditions can favor some horses more than others. 2016 Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator seemed to run best ...

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