Residents say goodbye to loud street noise with noise cancelling windows

Residents say goodbye to loud street noise with noise cancelling windows

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Constant noise affects mental health, and street noise is often the worst culprit, so now there’s a way to eliminate it from your life.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Top Google AI expert goes public claiming his AI is sentient then gets fired

Top Google AI expert goes public claiming his AI is sentient then gets fired

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What is sentience? So far AI is getting better at copying and mimicking human behaviours and skills, but to claim one is sentient is another level …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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This new drone swarm speeds through forests with unprecedented ease

This new drone swarm speeds through forests with unprecedented ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This technological leap shows just how far drone and autonomous navigation and manoeuvrability tech has come in just a few years.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Yet another AI has invented its own secret gibberish language to communicate

Yet another AI has invented its own secret gibberish language to communicate

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If AI’s continue to invent, and then evolve, their own languages to do whatever it is they’re doing “better” then we’re going to have some serious issues trying to figure out what they’re doing and how they make decisions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join...

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Just like Google this AI learns by reading the entire web non stop

Just like Google this AI learns by reading the entire web non stop

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are only three companies whose systems read and trawl the entire web non stop to learn and create the “Semantic Web” and Diffbot is one of them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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This astronaut riding a horse shows AI is getting better at creating synthetic content

This astronaut riding a horse shows AI is getting better at creating synthetic content

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you told a human artist to create a picture of an astronaut riding a horse they’d be able to do it, but up until now context has been very hard for AI to grasp.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to predict peoples behaviours before they occur can be useful, but it can also be dangerous if they’re in the wrong governments hands.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers and AI’s will likely be biological and organic, and this breakthrough could play a role in the future of computing in a very weird way.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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This AI just built a computer within itself that runs another AI

This AI just built a computer within itself that runs another AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all too often think of things in one dimension terms, but what happens when computers can run in computers, and AI’s can run in AI’s, or both can run in each other? And evolve themselves … ?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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Europe’s new Artificial Intelligence Act can demand AI models are retrained and deleted

Europe’s new Artificial Intelligence Act can demand AI models are retrained and deleted

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Regulating AI, which is often seen as a black box is at best incredibly difficult and at worst impossible especially as we see AI’s spontaneously evolve as we have several times now. But it needs to be regulated.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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An AI invented over 40,000 new chemical weapons in just 6 hours but it’s OK

An AI invented over 40,000 new chemical weapons in just 6 hours but it’s OK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can be used to do great good, but it can also be weaponised to create great harm. This is an example of the latter, and we’re just getting started – are bioweapons next? Yes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Quantum computers are already becoming awesome at simulating chemistry

Quantum computers are already becoming awesome at simulating chemistry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything in our world is based on chemistry and chemicals, and quantum computers that can create new compounds and materials in seconds will revolutionise everything.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Financial AI robo-advisors are finally targeting retail traders

Financial AI robo-advisors are finally targeting retail traders

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI so far has managed to outperform human traders on the stock market by alot, and now Robo-Advisors are going to the next level.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Researchers have created an AI universal translator for pigs

Researchers have created an AI universal translator for pigs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal noises are just another language, so researchers are now using AI to create the equivalent of a Doctor Doolittle app that can understand it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Unmanned military drones team up with manned fighter jets during BAE trial

Unmanned military drones team up with manned fighter jets during BAE trial

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The balance of future wars, it can be argued, will be won or lost on the quality of the AI’s that “run” future war machines … but first they have to play nice and team up.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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TSMC and Graphcore partnership accelerates AI training by over 40 percent

TSMC and Graphcore partnership accelerates AI training by over 40 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As computing platforms get more powerful, and as chips evolve, we’ll enter into a virtuous cycle of continuous AI acceleration and improvement.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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First came digital virtual teachers now here’s a virtual university president

First came digital virtual teachers now here’s a virtual university president

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital humans and avatars are becoming more realistic and life-like in the way they behave, move, and talk, and now they’re helping students in all kinds of new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In battle the slightest miscommunication can have catastrophic consequences, so soon AI’s will be able to ask soldiers questions to bolster their own understanding.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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AI tutor trounces human experts at teaching students neurosurgery

AI tutor trounces human experts at teaching students neurosurgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI will take jobs, but it’s also going to improve employee training dramatically to improve employees skills.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When we...

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Sci-fi like gadget lets blind people see using infra red and loose the cane

Sci-fi like gadget lets blind people see using infra red and loose the cane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies, new sensors, and new things help people with disabilities do new things in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual...

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