Category Archives: Money, business, investments, statistics, trends

Personal Privacy in the Age of IoT

The Internet of Things is all about data, which is needed to make all the decisions and to deliver services to the customers.  But, if you are not careful, this data collection can really backfire – and this is just … Continue reading

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Watson To Do Our Taxes

IBM and H&R Block are collaborating on adding one more skill to Watson…  IBM (IBM) announced in February 2017 that H&R Block was deploying Watson with the aim of eliminating human errors in tax filing: Watson will be assisting H&R Block’s 70,000 … Continue reading

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US Trade Deficit in Numbers

We often hear about the US trade deficit with the rest of the world. Wolfram Alpha claims it is on the order of $706 billion per year.  This Bloomberg article says $502 billion. The number itself is not as important as the fact that is … Continue reading

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IBM Watson IoT

This is a promotional video involving IBM Watson…still interesting.  The video keeps emphasizing that “Watson is always learning, continuing to learn, and knowing everything.” It seems that the main message that IBM is using to differentiate its AI solutions from the … Continue reading

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“Tax the Robot,” Says Bill Gates

Bill Gates suggested taxing the robots that take human jobs at the same tax rate. I am not quite sure if he is completely serious in this video or saying it half-jokingly. Basically, he suggests a regulation that would effectively slow … Continue reading

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Real Workweek Length in the US

The week is approaching its end…  and today, on Friday, this subject is even more relevant. According to Gallup studies, adults employed full time in the U.S. report work an average amount of 47 hours per week, almost a full … Continue reading

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On Making Good Predictions – Part 2

(Part 1) Fast forward to today and check out this interesting website – IPad Death Watch.  It tracks various doomsday predictions for Apple from many years back.  In fact, it is made entirely out of the documented wrong predictions.  Masterpieces like this are … Continue reading

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