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Think China Has Patent Problem? They’re Changing That with Robots (Dan)
China has been known to “steal” technology from competitors. In fact, the Trump administration is investigating whether China has been stealing US technology to boost their economy. China has responded by saying the US stole UK technology in their early years. Furthermore, China now wants to become an forerunner in robot development – so they won’t have to rely on any other country’s tech.
Pentagon Innovation Board Adds Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos (Trevin)
The eclectic 15-member Defense Innovation Advisory Board also includes high-profile names from Google, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Latin America Agrees Venezuela is in Trouble – But US Shouldn’t Help (Dan)
Latin America is banding together to work on a solution to Venezuela’s growing crisis. Except they’ve learned from the past the US doesn’t always have the best interests in mind when they intervene.
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