The limits of robotization do not affect laws, Africa’s bitcoin-mania, and more Innovation & Technology in FTN Daily #103, Tue, Jan 31, 2017

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The Valley’s not pleased

Tech companies lash out at the Trump administration. The recent immigration ban hit them hard. David Kravets for Ars Technica

It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/tech-sector-bosses-decry-trump-immigration-order-on-muslim-countries/


Africa loves Bitcoin more than you do

African Users are the most interested in Bitcoin. Olusegun Ogundeji for ITWeb Africa

Search interest in Bitcoin seems to have heightened in parts of Africa with Ghana and Nigeria presently topping the list of 25 countries globally seeking information about the digital currency, according to Google Trends.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/tech-sector-bosses-decry-trump-immigration-order-on-muslim-countries/


Asimov did not expect this

Robots reading legal documents do a lot of lawyers’ work. Ephrat Livni for Quartz:

Now machines are threatening to kill all the lawyers.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/tech-sector-bosses-decry-trump-immigration-order-on-muslim-countries/


Obsolete not yet

Despite robot lawyers, we will be better than bots for a time. At least at some things. Gus Lubin for World Economic Forum.

Robots are coming for all our jobs, but we’ve still got the edge in a few key areas.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/tech-sector-bosses-decry-trump-immigration-order-on-muslim-countries/


Eating for introverts

In this fully automated restaurant you never see any staff. Hayley Peterson for Business Insider:

The entire process requires zero human interaction between customers and workers.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/tech-sector-bosses-decry-trump-immigration-order-on-muslim-countries/


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