Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA plans to discuss legally marketing CBD products

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Hemp based CBD treats for pets on display at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in Los Angeles. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The FDA plans to hold a public hearing on May 31 to discuss legal marketing strategies for CBD products, as states like Texas and California are pushing bipartisan legislation against the federal ban on CBD oil-infused food and beverages, the AP reports.

Driving the news: In Congress, there is bipartisan support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) for the FDA to approve CBD sales. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Congress last week that enforcement against CBD is being limited to sellers who make false health claims, according to the AP.

Humans must learn to tackle what robots can't

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NYU, 1945. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty

As powerful as artificial intelligence can be, its abilities are extremely narrow: An AI that beats a chess grandmaster can't recognize a face or drive a car. And a robot that carries out flawless eye surgery can't do so unless positioned precisely first.

Why it matters: It turns out that humans have a similar failingput them in front of a problem they've never solved, and they often come up short. But in the future of work, when automation assumes responsibility for up to half or more of current jobs, such ability will be a huge human advantage — and possibly necessary.