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amazonRichest man in the world has launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, and his wife have launched a $2 billion fund to help the homeless. They will create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. Jeff Bezos ($164 billion) has a higher …

businessSingularity University’s Global Startup Program will help entrepreneurs develop radical ideas and create real global impact

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Singularity University has a new program to help startups take advantage of 10X tools to transform into disruptive global companies. Entrepreneurs will be shown the power of converging exponential technologies to solve big challenges and make broad “billion-scale” impact. Singularity …

educationElectricity to fix existing problems and barriers and then to enable development

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China’s upturn in electricity generation around 2000 leads the upturn in GDP by about five years and tracks ahead of GDP. The added electricity at least contributed to creating the added wealth and helped enable and sustain it. In developing …

educationEducation was key to the US becoming a superpower

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The higher education movement in the USA gave the USA a GDP growth advantage from 1871 to 2012. It appears to have spearheaded a higher long-term rate of growth in per capita income in the US relative to the UK …

educationMillion Dollar University Team Space Launch Challenge will Build Pipeline of Qualified Rocketeers

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The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million+ prize for a student-led university team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021. Annual competitions and …

artificial intelligenceEthical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI – C2 Montreal AI Forum

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This is a AI Forum at C2 Montreal. This is sponsored by Element AI. Yoshua Bengio, Element AI Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec The Ethical and Economical Questions Surrounding AI In this talk, one of the most prominent researchers in …

blockchainYoutube provides on demand skill training and education including AI and blockchain

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Video is much more than just a source of entertainment, it’s also a powerful medium for learning. YouTube has a wealth of resources to help people advance their careers, prepare for new jobs or grow their businesses. More than 500 …

educationThere is an Obesity and diabetes epidemic but doctors are not prepared to enable healthy lifestyle or fixing habits

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A leading GP (general practioner – primary care doctor) estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet but medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect …

educationWorldbank compares wealth of educated people, infrastructure and resources

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GDP and Wealth are complementary indicators that provide a fuller picture of economic well-being. A country’s comprehensive wealth includes all produced capital such as factories and roads; natural capital like forests and water; human capital, which leads to earnings; and …

businessDespite global cyclical strength,the world economy is weaker than precrisis and needs reforms

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The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues. Growth in advanced economies is expected to moderate slightly to 2.2 …