Scientists ran an experiment to prove a super intelligent AI couldn’t be controlled

Scientists ran an experiment to prove a super intelligent AI couldn’t be controlled

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Control is an illusion, and historically the smartest species has always wiped out less capable species,  so people are worried that’s what AI could do to humanity.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The real world doesn’t always have rules, so if we want to create AGI then we need AI’s that can learn things as they go along.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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This new AI predicts which Twitter users will spread disinformation

This new AI predicts which Twitter users will spread disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As everyone finds their voice online everyone becomes a “news platform” able to spread any information they like, so big tech needs new tools.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In today’s...

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Ultra powerful quantum computers could give chatbots and digital humans emotions

Ultra powerful quantum computers could give chatbots and digital humans emotions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Learning to talk, like chatbots do, is one thing, being able to understand and respond to human emotions is an entirely different skillset that needs huge computing power.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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AI everywhere as DARPA spins up new intelligent edge computing projects

AI everywhere as DARPA spins up new intelligent edge computing projects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today the vast majority of AI workloads run in centralised hyperscale datacenters, tomorrow they’ll run at the edge of the network on our smart devices, and revolutionise industries in new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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World first as AI officially joins the crew onboard a US military jet

World first as AI officially joins the crew onboard a US military jet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans will increasingly be working with and alongside AI’s – and the military is no exception.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In a major technological leap forward for national defense in...

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Black box AI’s learn to express themselves so researchers can read their minds

Black box AI’s learn to express themselves so researchers can read their minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some AI’s are black boxes which means people don’t know how they do what they do, or how they reach their decisions, and that’s a major issue for different industry use cases.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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DeepMind’s protein folding AI conquers biology’s 50 year grand challenge

DeepMind’s protein folding AI conquers biology’s 50 year grand challenge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to accurately model and predict how proteins fold has revolutionary implications for how fast we can create everything from new vaccines to new materials.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Google’s...

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Deepmind’s AI learned to create its own synthetic videos after watching YouTube

Deepmind’s AI learned to create its own synthetic videos after watching YouTube

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are being trained to create all kinds of their own synthetic content, from books to movies, and in time they’ll transform the creative industry.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Perhaps...

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First AI crushed human gamers, now it’s coaching them

First AI crushed human gamers, now it’s coaching them

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI learns in a different way to beat humans at, literally, their own games. Now it’s being used to coach gamers become better gamers, and it won’t stop with just gaming.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Deepfake world leaders warn Americans about undermining democracy

Deepfake world leaders warn Americans about undermining democracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes are increasingly realistic, cheap, and easy to make, and in two years time you won’t know the difference between real humans and fake ones online.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Nvidia’s GauGan AI can now turn your crappy art into decent synthetic videos

Nvidia’s GauGan AI can now turn your crappy art into decent synthetic videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting better, quickly, at being able to generate increasingly hi resolution and sophisticated synthetic content, and that will turn the entire global creative industry on its head.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day digital humans will be as life-like as real humans in the way they act, behave, and talk, this is one big step on that journey.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes and synthetic content will continue to redefine how we make content and the tools we use to make it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wherever you look at the moment...

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Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today your boss is human, probably, but tomorrow he or she could be an Artificial Intelligence.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “You’re fired!” so said Donald Trump during his days heading...

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A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Artificial Intelligence improves it’s going to be increasingly difficult to distinguish human made content from machine generated, or “fake” content and that will be an issue …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans don’t need to be told what everything is to understand it, we have a “natural” ability, now AI is gaining that ability too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Machine...

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Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think you look awful on Zoom calls and have a face for radio then Nvidia’s got the tool you’ve been wishing for all year.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the pandemic disinformation has been rife and endangered lives. So now digital humans, who can scale and engage with people, are being called in to fight it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch...

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Researchers AI tool predicts how drugs will affect the human body

Researchers AI tool predicts how drugs will affect the human body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We can create vaccines faster than ever before, but human trials still take a long time, this could help accelerate drug approvals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today, as we...

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