Monday Night Science & Innovation Links, December 20, 2016

Got catching up to do!  More links!

“This is just a pointer to two new (non-technical) papers of mine that look at the implications of various falling costs associated with new technologies.” — Digitopoly | Falling Costs: Two Non-Technical Papers

“Those departures put pressure on Alphabet to transform its science project into a working commercial product.” — Google is launching a new self-driving car company called Waymo – Vox

“So, to sum up: They aren’t privy to his data. He isn’t privy to them. And because they work from encrypted data, they can’t use their machine learning models on other data—and neither can he. But Craib believes the blind can lead the blind to a better hedge fund.” — Numerai Used 7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin to Build Its Hedge Fund’s Brain | WIRED

“If a thousand virtual worlds take shape, so too can a thousand AIs.” — Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR | WIRED

“Interested readers can view our complete recommendations, but a new Trump national space policy should declare:[…]” — Opinion: Dear President Trump: Here’s How to Make Space Great Again | WIRED

“Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find? Yes, say Bloom, Jones, Van Reenen, and Webb.” — A Very Depressing Paper on the Great Stagnation – Marginal REVOLUTION

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