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The Fed & Tech Week In Review – 12/10/16


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Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

These 10 conflicts have forced 65 million people to flee their homes l @wef wef.ch/2gh22YU

Job openings in the U.S. declined in October by 97,000 to 5.53 million l @stlouisfed bit.ly/2hjnxcu

These are the things that successful crowdfunding projects do l @wef wef.ch/2gbUEyB

FC investment commitments in South Asia totaled $2B in FY16 l @WorldBank wrld.bg/kbuY306y7WL

This engineer had a life threatening heart condition. So he fixed it himself l @wef wef.ch/2hbARmN

Drones are helping us to better understand the status, and life, of trees. l @nwtls goo.gl/zxrS2K

Cities, central in the fight against #climatechange l@renewablecities buff.ly/2g6MTJv

Healthy and creative meals don’t have to be complicated. The simpler the menu, the less money & stress! l @MyPlate ow.ly/7Gr6306RAdi
A ‘New Deal’ For Energy l @cleantechnica ow.ly/RGZ43070eV9
Lazy coders are training artificial intelligences to be sexist l @newscientist newscienti.st/2hc3xJl
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HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future


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Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
A New York Times Bestseller
Top Business Book of 2015 at Forbes
One of NBCNews.com 12 Notable Science and Technology Books of 2015

What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today’s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making “good jobs” obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries—education and health care—that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself.

In Rise of the Robots, Ford details what machine intelligence and robotics can accomplish, and implores employers, scholars, and policy makers alike to face the implications. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren’t going to work, and we must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what accelerating technology means for their own economic prospects—not to mention those of their children—as well as for society as a whole.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 5/4 – 5/8


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

The US and CERN upgrade their relationship l Symmetry Magazine http://ow.ly/MEVVI

Cloud disasters can and will happen. Are you prepared? l Networkworld http://ow.ly/MEX65

Could mathematics provide a fairer way to vote? l New Scientist http://ow.ly/MEXtT

Human vs machine as top poker pros take on AI in a $100,000 competition l New Scientist http://ow.ly/MEXyQ

Why protecting these trees is “ecological insurance for future generations” l Pew Environment http://bit.ly/1HwqFMA

Clean Energy For Us Startup Speeds Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Adoption l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/9jYPTb

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

A new approach to studying #urban & peri-urban land markets l World Bank http://wrld.bg/MEwr2

5 warning signs that your business is failing l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1IgdDkZ

More Americans size up real estate overseas l Housing Wire http://hwi.re/9jf7ct

Do #transport costs still matter, or has the world ‘become flat’ for businesses? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1GQx5AL

Income inequality is growing in the District, but not as fast as in the nation l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1DRbmXj

What’s the median hourly wage by industry? Find out in the #ATLFedReport #WageGrowth l Atlanta Fed http://goo.gl/QzJhiq

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 12/22 – 12/26


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

This Android Wear App Lets You Control Your PC With Your Watch l CIOonline http://trib.al/nl1WgvL

Stanford Launches 100-Year Study of Artificial Intelligence l CIOonline http://trib.al/MWWBbuZ

World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Announced By Kyocera l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/7wcwRY

India’s Rolta Power Seeks Chinese Partner For Solar Cell Facility l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/7wcZ0Q

Startups: The crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels … the dumb ones l CIOonline http://trib.al/JlZkCYt

Working to promote environmental awareness? Apply for our Environmental Education grants l EPA Research http://ow.ly/Gqvko

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Students gain 60% in financial knowledge in the Keys to Financial Success High School program l Philly Fed http://ow.ly/GqvU6

How does what you eat affect your mental performance? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1wec2SM

In 21% of Sub-Saharan Africa, one or two products accounts for at least 75% of total exports l World Bank http://wrld.bg/FX5J3

The economics of gift giving l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1xHddkp

Development Indicators are arguably the most important data resource for understanding progress l World Bank http://ow.ly/Gqwi0

Trying to get your personal finances in order? Start with these lessons on the basics l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/ViVxYQ

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.