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Bill Gates Has Started a New Crusade to Save the World

Some of the world’s most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day—and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes. 839 more words


ADL to Build Silicon Valley Center to Monitor & Fight “Cyberhate”

If Americans Knew | March 14, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has announced that it will build a “a state-of-the-art command center in Silicon Valley” to monitor and fight anything online that it determines is “hate.”

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United States

Doomsday and Universal Basic Income

A week ago, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took a research trip to Silicon Valley where he met, among others, Elon Musk, Tim Cook and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. 1,338 more words


It’s not always about the end in mind but it’s always about the passion.

You don’t have to know from the beginning, that it’s going to be a profitable venture before you start a business. 156 more words

Business & Money

Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among the backers of a new $27 million fund, announced today, that’s aiming to promote research into artificial intelligence in the public interest. 1,041 more words


The Omidyar Network and CF

Pierre Omidyar was the ebay boss until recently.

Omidyar is worth $7.7 billion, according to Forbes. He founded and was Chairman of the eBay auction site from 1998 to 2015. 55 more words