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The rich are counting on living longer

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"The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100" ... After income inequality comes longevity inequality, Bloomberg's Ben Steverman writes:

"Most rich people ... are counting on living ... two decades more than average. In a new UBS Financial Services survey, 53 percent of wealthy investors said they expected to live to 100."

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AI researchers are in high demand, and their salaries prove it

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The top researcher for a new non-profit lab called OpenAI made more than $1.9 million in 2016, and two other researchers at the company made hundreds of thousands of dollars despite joining in March and June of that year, The New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The lucrative salaries illustrate the growing demand not only for artificial intelligence but also for those who understand the technology behind it. However, as the NYT points out, the trend also poses a major problem for universities and government agencies who need AI expertise, both to train the next generation and to integrate the technology into everyday life.

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Snapchat will allow users to buy products via augmented reality

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Snapchat is letting users buy products through a new advertisers' augmented reality feature in its app called "Shoppable AR."

Why it matters: It's one of the most sophisticated uses of augmented reality for marketing that's been rolled out to date — and now that people can buy things directly using the tool, it's likely to spur more investment in the technology.