Global investment funding in the fintech sector reached a record $5.4bn (£3.86bn) during the first quarter of 2018, according to new research. This has been boosted by a dozen investment mega-rounds of at least $100 million, according to the latest figures from CB Insights.
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Should We Fear Artificial Intelligence? Recently Elon Musk reiterated his warnings about the dangers faced by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Speaking at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, he reaffirmed his belief that the only way humanity can possibly survive is by making the bold move of colonising Mars. He said that this was due to the impending danger of the next world war. He strongly believes that this world war and consequent destruction would not be down to nuclear weapons, but AI.