Thursday 05.25.17

“The internal machinery of life, the chemistry of the parts, is something beautiful. And it turns out that all life is interconnected with all other life." - Richard Feynman



Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest.Data collected by the robot will also be shared with the transport and traffic authorities. The government said the aim was for 25% of the force to be robotic by 2030 but they would not replace humans.  - BBC

Inside Amazon’s first New York City bookstore Affter helping drive many U.S. bookstore chains out of business, Amazon has been opening its own retail stores, starting in Seattle in late 2015.  - Recode

Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win for A.I. The world’s best player of what might be humankind’s most complicated board game was defeated on Tuesday by a Google computer program.  - New York Times

Police find $500 million in poppy plants by accident in North Carolina A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff says. The acre of poppy plants were in rows, similar to how corn would be planted, in a field behind a home.  - Yahoo

Bitcoin surges to record above $2,500, bringing 2017 gain to more than 150% Bitcoin crossed the psychologically key $2,500 level Wednesday to a record after a late Tuesday announcement from the Digital Currency Group alleviated worries about a fractious debate among cryptocurrency investors and technological developers.  - CNBC

Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks  - Reuters

Alexa’s New Avatar: Financial Adviser Some UBS Group AG clients can pose any economic question to a machine: “Alexa, how would a Fed rate increase impact the U.S. economy?” A partnership with Amazon.com Inc. allows select UBS wealth-management clients in Europe to ask the virtual-assistant financial and economic questions.  - Wall Street Journal

Equities cheer Fed's balance sheet plan Global stocks and U.S. futures are trading higher after Fed minutes showed policymakers are on the same page about winding down the central bank's $4.5T balance sheet, while signaling a rate hike "soon."  - Seeking Alpha

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