An NYU professor explains why it's so dangerous that Silicon Valley is building AI to make decisions without human values

In this excerpt from "The Big Nine," NYU Professor Amy Webb explains the dangers of decision-making AI. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Monopolies are the 'missing piece of the puzzle' of US inequality analysis

The authors of "The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition" say that less competitive markets are stifling the middle class. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Warren Buffett used insurance float

Insurance float has been a huge contributor behind Warren Buffett’s success with Berkshire Hathaway. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Crypto exchange can't repay $190M because the CEO died with only password

QuadrigaCX founder and CEO Gerald Cotten reportedly died in December. He had sole knowledge of the Canadian crypto exchange's cold storage solution. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Unemployment is low only because 'involuntary' part-time work is high

If "involuntary" part-timers were classed as "unemployed" — because they are unemployed for most of the week — then UK unemployment would be 7%. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

'2020 class warfare?'

The right-wing says the left is fueling a class-war, but progressives argue that without reform, American democracy will drift towards plutocracy. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Russia is strong-arming Apple into getting access to its user data

The Russian security services could soon have access to the personal data of thousands of Apple users in Russia. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Saudi Arabia runs online database of women to track them, stop them running away

Males in Saudi Arabia have near-total control where women travel. INSIDER investigated the government's Absher website, which can help them do it. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Nevada officials had no clue the federal government shipped plutonium to NV

State officials don't know how the plutonium was transported or the route the Department of Energy took to get to Nevada. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

1.5 minimun-wage jobs needed to afford half the rent for 2 bed apt

To afford a two-bedroom apartment in the US, the minimum-wage worker would need to work around 122 hours a week. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Best-sounding concert halls in the world (2016)

Vienna, Boston, and Amsterdam are as good as it gets, according to acousticians. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Dubai held a 'gender balance' awards, and every single winner is a man

Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum awarded prizes to four men. One woman had her efforts "recognised", but did not get a prize. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Soros at Davos: China's 'social credit' system and Big IT are mortal threat

Billionaire investor George Soros warned a crowd at Davos about the "mortal danger facing open societies," and took China's government to task. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

NASA will attempt to knock an asteroid out of orbit in 2022

The aim of the project is to establish whether we can protect our planet from a future asteroid impact. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Abandoned castle village in Turkey

Burj Al Babas was designed as a luxury community for foreign buyers, but its villas are still empty. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Google says data is more like sunlight than oil

Google was just fined $57 million for breaching Europe's data and privacy rules. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

US counties are paying most of the federal income taxes

25 counties in the United States paid more than a quarter of the total income tax collected in 2016, according to IRS data. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How JPMorgan moved $57B in 6 hours so Bayer could pay for Monsanto

BI PRIME: JPMorgan was entrusted with the unglamorous but important work of collecting nearly $57 billion in cash from dozens of banks across multiple time... | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A woman went from a $20k Trader Joe's job to a well-paid programmer job

When a friend told her he had taught himself to code and landed a job at Apple, she learned to code and overhauled her life, in less than two years. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump'

According to an INSIDER poll, a plurality of Americans support a 70% tax rate on income over $10 million. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Low Earth Orbit billboard for 7B people

Although StartRocket is getting pushback from scientists for these satellites, it believes that commercializing space is inevitable. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Michael Cohen reportedly gave a tech firm $12,000 to rig polls in Trump’s favor

The president's former lawyer reportedly paid the Virginia-based firm with roughly $12,000 a boxing glove previously worn by a Brazilian MMA fighter. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A hot startup raised $66M in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money behind Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. Front CEO Mathilde Collin shared the... | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Saber Rattling in the South China Sea

China could strike the US Navy's carriers in waters near its shores, but that would start a war that Beijing wouldn't win, experts say. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Guard transporting a 'special load' for Apple was killed in a fatal truck crash

A box truck involved in a fatal crash was carrying "a very special load" for Apple, according to NBC's Bay Area affiliate. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A typo and bag of kitty litter might cost billions in nuclear waste cleanup

In February 2014, a drum of Cold War-era nuclear waste burst open inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Project, triggering an expensive yet "preventable" cleanup. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Former Gawker president on telling employees they were bankrupt

Daily Beast CEO and former Gawker president Heather Dietrick had to help guide Gawker's staff through its final six months. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Starbucks workers petition for bathroom needle-disposal boxes

Starbucks is installing needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms as it explores solutions to workers' concerns on improperly disposed-of syringes. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

250 more hospitals joined plan to make their own drugs, upend generic pharma biz

Another 12 health systems joined an organization aiming to lower the price of prescription drugs. The hope is to make generic drugs that are in shortage or... | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to gene editing

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, recently described gene editing as "the most important public debate we haven't been having widely enough." | Continue reading | 2 months ago

China's Economy Hopes World Plays Pretend

China's economy is showing signs of extreme stress, and not just because of President Donald Trump's trade war. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Hidden area in Legend of Zelda that 30 years later one player finally opened

A huge portion of the original "Legend of Zelda" was inaccessible to players for over 30 years — until now. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The most educated town in every state

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in every state with the biggest share of adults with at least a bachelor's degree. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

China testing creepy drones that look/fly like real birds to monitor citizens

China is a pioneer in surveillance: it introduced biometric surveillance to Beijing's metro and smart glasses to its police force. The latest addition to its... | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Angry California truck drivers are slamming new rule requires unpaid rest breaks

Truck drivers say they're against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruling. One called it a "travesty." | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Angelina Jolie hints she might run for president

Angelina Jolie told the BBC she would have laughed at the idea of running for president 20 years ago, but she would now go where she is 'needed.' | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A 33-year-old American just became the first person to cross Antarctica unaided

Colin O'Brady just became the first person to cross Antarctica alone with no resupply. He carried 220 pounds of food and ate the same meals every day. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Chinese scientists turn copper into a material that's 'almost identical' to gold

Chinese scientsists have turned copper into a material that is "almost identical" to gold, a new study says. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Someone is trying to take entire countries offline

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Universities should ban PowerPoint

PowerPoint slides "are toxic to education." | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Price-fixing lawsuit accuses nearly 20 drug co's, a billionaire, and others

Business Insider is the first to report on the unredacted suit, which alleges frequent, close communications among employees of rival companies about how to... | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Professor who knew Gates at Harvard: He was the smartest person I've ever met

It's all about pancakes. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Boy Scouts Considering Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy may allow them to stall the sexual harassment lawsuits against the organization and settle with the victims. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Delhi Metro vs. New York City Subway

I rode the Delhi Metro during the most crowded time of the year, and it was still much more enjoyable than the New York subway system. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Why I became a nerd to survive on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs

The spread of technology is creating an uneasy feeling among salespeople and traders at big banks, says a former Goldman Sachs sales executive. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Millennials kill industries because they're poor: Fed report

Millennials have been blamed for killing plenty of industries. But according to the Federal Reserve, it's not their fault. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Exactly what I've earned every year of my tech career so far

In my sixteen year career, I averaged a pay increase of $10,000 per year. As such, I'd be making around $250,000 if I was working full time today. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Black box reveals the futile struggle between pilots and computer

The pilots of Lion Air Flight JT610 fought in a hopeless struggle with a malfunctioning automated flight system, new black box data shows. | Continue reading | 3 months ago