A recent issue of Quanta Magazine addressed the elephant in the room afflicting the artificial intelligence community -- if you put an actual elephant in a room, then virtually all advanced computer vision software goes haywire.
One of the hot topics for investing this year has been how to access the expanding market for legalized marijuana. Trend followers have excitedly bid pot stocks up, then down, then up, then down again in the hopes of striking it big. As a result, the public companies that focus on marijuana have been spectacularly volatile over the course of 2018.
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