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Artificial Intelligence: For all the good, it’s still outside my comfort zone

The thought of mechanical beings that think for themselves and can make decisions makes many nervous, especially because we really do not know what to expect. Of course, Hollywood has given us a fair share of AI movies, some of which have contributed to my personal uneasiness about the technology. I think my uneasiness is mostly due to my limited understanding of AI as well as being a person that looks at all possibilities and can imagine all that could go wrong. I sometimes get nervous over things that are beyond my understanding, which is the same for most of us. READ MORE

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Black Friday: To shop or not to shop on the biggest retail holiday of the year?

Even though there is a growing number of people who refuse to shop on Black Friday, I do not see the big box retailers giving up on the day anytime soon. I think that maybe the trend of opening earlier and on Thanksgiving will reverse itself and we’ll see stores opening later, (say 7 or 8 a.m.), and not opening on the holiday, which would be nice for those people who have to work as well as for the sanity of many others. READ MORE