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Andrew Ng agrees: If not for immigration, the US wouldn't be a leader in AI

How many researchers on this list are US immigrants? https://aminer.org/mostinfluentialscholar/ml
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Noah Smith disagrees: Carbon Tax

Carbon taxes are undermined by free trade. If you put a tax on carbon-emitting activity in the U.S., it'll raise the domestic price of (for example) coal. This will provide an incentive for U.S. coal miners to export their coal to other countries, especially China, as they are now trying to do. It will also provide an incentive for Americans to buy more imports from countries where it is still cheap to burn coal (e.g. China). 
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Masayoshi Son agrees: Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years

A superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
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Bryan Caplan disagrees: Universal Basic Income

The Universal Basic Income is indeed worse than the status quo. In fact, all the fundamental criticisms of the welfare state apply with even greater force.
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Barack Obama disagrees: Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) are ok in general

In the GMO debate there are some areas where there are legitimate concerns, there are some areas where the science seems to indicate that this is OK
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Martin Wolf agrees: Universal Basic Income could be funded from taxes on rents

The revenue could come from taxes on bads (pollution, for example) or on rents (including land and, above all, intellectual property)
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FoodStandardsAgency agrees: We should avoid to eat too burnt toasts/chips/potatoes because it could produce cancer

People can cut their risk, including opting for a gold colour - rather than darker brown - when frying, roasting, baking, grilling or toasting
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Andrew Moore agrees: The US should train a million people to do AI

Based upon my experience, a computer science grad with expert-level AI training adds between $5 and $10 million to the bottom line of a company
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Yanis Varoufakis agrees: Universal Basic Income should be funded by returns on capital

A simple policy would be to enact legislation requiring that a percentage of capital stock (shares) from every initial public offering (IPO) be channeled into a Commons Capital Depository, with the associated dividends funding a universal basic dividend
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Xavier Noria agrees: Elixir/phoenix will become mainstream

Phoenix is going to be really big. The success of Elixir is inexorable!
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Michael Chui disagrees: Automation will reduce the need for middle management

"The hardest activities to automate with currently available technologies are those that involve managing and developing people (9 percent automation potential) or that apply expertise to decision making, planning, or creative work (18 percent)."
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Ban Ki-moon agrees: Climate change is real

Clock is ticking toward climate catastrophe
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