Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI infused life-like digital humans and avatars get better and more capable they’re starting to sign their own pop deals and compete with real humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been talking a lot...

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Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that one day, in a couple of years, you won’t know if you are speaking to a real human or a digital human – and Samsung just upped the ante.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Meet Lia, Soul Machine’s scarily lifelike digital human that reacts to your emotions

Meet Lia, Soul Machine’s scarily lifelike digital human that reacts to your emotions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and avatars improve in time they’ll be better at understanding your emotions than your partner.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of a chatbot or avatar while...

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Google DeepMind’s AI helps researchers translate ancient languages

Google DeepMind’s AI helps researchers translate ancient languages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While AI is being used to help translate modern day languages from one to another, it’s now getting to the point where we can see true universal translators emerging.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is...

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Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the resolution of content increases we need to find new ways to push it across crappy networks, and that’s where new codecs come in.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s official, we’ve entered the era of...

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Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of society’s greatest challenges is the ability to simply talk with one another, but universal translators are getting closer to solving that issue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets increasingly skilled in translating...

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Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now if a games developer wanted to change the look and style of a game they’d have to crack open its code, but now they can just apply a style in real time without having to.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download...

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DeepMind’s AIphaStar achieves Starcraft II Grandmaster status, signals “advanced” AI has arrived

DeepMind’s AIphaStar achieves Starcraft II Grandmaster status, signals “advanced” AI has arrived

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Starcraft is a game of strategy and as such is a much more complex game for AI to master, but now one of the world’s most advanced AI’s has done just that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are trying to create a new form of AI, or Creative Machines, that can generate their own content from scratch, and the systems are improving all the time.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For years, artists...

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IBM’s Project Debater AI barely convinces Cambridge University audience that “AI is good”

IBM’s Project Debater AI barely convinces Cambridge University audience that “AI is good”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF An AI debating whether AI is “good or bad” with people sounds like a good marketing ploy, but it has real world implications for human decision making .   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. IBM have just announced...

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OpenAI released the full version of their “dangerous” fake news spewing AI

OpenAI released the full version of their “dangerous” fake news spewing AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF OpenAI have created a text generator so powerful that people fear it will be the ultimate fake news machine, and now the full version’s been released.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI, the Artificial Intelligence...

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Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that AI and robotics will continue to automate more human jobs and tasks, and society has to have answers and solutions for what’s coming.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation...

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Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to reconstruct the images people are thinking about in a lab environment is one thing, but doing it in real time using dynamic content is completely different level of complexity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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This AI will design your house, over and over again

This AI will design your house, over and over again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Architects are faced with lots of monotonous tasks, and this new AI tool will help eliminate alot of the grunt work.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently, I discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a new breed...

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New machine vision system lets gym users ditch the wearables

New machine vision system lets gym users ditch the wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see advances in AI and machine vision in the future you won’t need a wearable to improve, monitor or measure your workouts, all you’ll need is a camera.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Interesting things...

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An AI has learned to predict people’s moods from the way they walk

An AI has learned to predict people’s moods from the way they walk

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When we think of biometrics most people think fingerprints and facial recognition, but the way you walk is a rich source of information too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is...

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An AI learned to identify PTSD symptoms better than human experts

An AI learned to identify PTSD symptoms better than human experts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF PTSD is an incredibly difficult condition to diagnose even for humans, now an AI has mastered it and even taught the humans a thing or too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how Artificial Intelligence...

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General Motors starts is using AI to design its future cars

General Motors starts is using AI to design its future cars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New Creative Machines can design and innovate new products thousands times faster than humans, and the products they create use less material and are often more sustainable.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So called creative machines, machines...

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An AI just discovered and then painted a hidden Picasso painting

An AI just discovered and then painted a hidden Picasso painting

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not only can neural networks detect patterns, and copy the old masters, but now they can reveal hidden paintings too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been more in the habit of detecting...

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Lights, camera, artificial action as AI takes on the special effects industry

Lights, camera, artificial action as AI takes on the special effects industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Decades after CGI appeared rotoscoping is still one of the most laborious special effects tasks, but AI’s now tackling the problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to create more and more...

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