AI, Big Data and Robotics myths and reality – the infographic. ht Tobias Denskus
What Robopocalypse? Charles Kenny does his evidence-based Pangloss thing to show that the robots really aren’t taking our jobs. But if they do, the right policy responses are not that different.
Need some more good news? Prevalence of FGM among girls aged 14 and under in east Africa has dropped from 71.4% in 1995, to 8% in 2016
‘Toys inside soap can increase handwashing among kids in emergency humanitarian contexts.’ Ht Tobias Denskus
US-China trade tensions are pushing firms to diversify their supply chains. Result: ‘Vietnam, once dependent on garments and other cheap exports, has begun to rival China’s tech sector.’ ht Steve Price-Thomas
Seems utterly ridiculous this was Christmas ad (a collaboration between a UK Supermarket and Greenpeace) was banned (but it’s had 1.5m hits anyway)