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Blockchain is ‘one of the most overhyped technologies ever,’ Nouriel Roubini says

The chairman of Roubini Macro Associates also took apart some of the arguments put forward by blockchain proponents. He said because blockchains require all transactions to be verified cryptographically, they are often slower than traditional processes. Roubini also said it's unlikely that blockchain technology would be able to eliminate financial intermediaries, as many have claimed.…

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Former Google CEO says AI won’t replace your doctor

Former Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt has strong opinions about how modern computing will change medicine — or not. At a healthcare conference on Monday, he said he doesn't fully buy into the vision of artificial intelligence replacing doctors, unlike some of his Silicon Valley counterparts, notably Vinod Khosla. Instead, he would want a "human in…

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