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The three principal ways of organizing a business are: as a sole proprietorship, as a partnership, or as a corporation. There are three major types of bankruptcy proceedings. A classic public relations technique is call The Rule of Threes.

Germany Outlines Three Laws of Robotics for Self-Driving Cars

Mike Brown September 8, 2016 Driverless cars

Germany is gearing up to lay down the ethical foundations for self-driving cars, banning A.I. from making decisions that could harm one group of people over another. The country’s transport minister has outlined the basis for future legal guidelines for driverless vehicles, rules that echo Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics, which manufacturers will be expected to work towards ahead of formal legalization.

In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche published Thursday (translated by A9T9 from German), transport minister Alexander Dobrindt stated there will be three key rules:

(1) “It is clear that property damage takes always precedence of personal injury.

(2) “There must be no classification of people, for example, on the size, age and the like.”

And

(3) “If something happens, the manufacturer is liable”
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3 Primary Reasons the Swiss Medical Board Recommended No More Systematic Mammograms

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In a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine,two members of the Swiss Medical Board’s expert panel explained how they reached their conclusions. Three primary factors came into play: 
1. Outdated Clinical Trials
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College funding explainer: The three options to pay for third level

Among the options are increasd State-funding and a student loan scheme
Updated: Mon, Jul 11, 2016, 11:25

Carl O’Brien

The expert group report on the future of higher education funding studied approaches used in other countries – Norway, The Netherlands, Australia, England and the US – and identified three main funding options the Irish system.

These are:

  1. A State-funded system
  2. Increased State funding with continuing student fees
  3. Student loan scheme, along with increased State-funding

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