New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology can do great things and save lives – but only if you give up your right to privacy …   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. We already live in a...

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Microsoft’s AI has learned to generate images from captions

Microsoft’s AI has learned to generate images from captions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Historically AI’s have learned how to caption images, but now they’re learning how to make images from text and it will revolutionise content creation.   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. Artificial...

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Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people and companies want to be able to predict the future, for a whole variety of different reasons, so will this new approach work? Only time, ironically, will tell.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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This computer predicts your thoughts then creates images from them

This computer predicts your thoughts then creates images from them

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Advances in technology and neuroscience have let us reach the point where streaming your thoughts to TV are no longer just for the movies.   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. Neural...

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DeepFakes are the hot new corporate communications tool as companies dive in

DeepFakes are the hot new corporate communications tool as companies dive in

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why bother setting up a studio, hiring videographers and actors, when a DeepFake can do it all for a fraction of the cost and faster?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This...

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Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old home appliances can’t be turned into smart ones cheaply or easily without being replaced, but this new AI uses a new trick to turn your dumb home into a smart one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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Diagnosing Type 2 diabetes is now as easy as taking a selfie

Diagnosing Type 2 diabetes is now as easy as taking a selfie

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Diabetes is a killer, and the earlier people can detect it the sooner they can seek potentially life saving treatment and advice.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Forget about...

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DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans can’t always predict the outcome of their code and the effect that it will have on decisions, so now AI’s are being given the ability to write their own algorithms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential...

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UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our futures will increasingly be dictated for us by algorithms, and that could be very dangerous for us all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the debate around the benefits...

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AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s learn in fundamentally different ways to humans, and increasingly that seems to be their advantage in human-machine competitions.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Who’s better in a dog fight...

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Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Irrespective of the content, does it matter that the people you watch online or real? If the answer is no then those real people are out of jobs in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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OpenAI debuts massive GPT-3 AI upgrade with over 175 billion parameters

OpenAI debuts massive GPT-3 AI upgrade with over 175 billion parameters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The human brain has nearly 100 trillion synapses, OpenAI’s newest AI has 175 billion “synapses” so there’s a long way to go before the two are on parity, but it’s off to a great start.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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An AI hiring company says it can predict job hopping based on your interview

An AI hiring company says it can predict job hopping based on your interview

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ironically at a time when companies should be hiring “creative explorers” and “disruptors” those are the same people that this company’s AI will tell you not to hire …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Criminal actors created and weaponised a network of DeepFakes to discredit sovereign countries

Criminal actors created and weaponised a network of DeepFakes to discredit sovereign countries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to believe what you see, hear, and read online will soon become an almost impossible job.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about the upsides and downsides of Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms that can...

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Disney just unveiled its high def face swapping tech

Disney just unveiled its high def face swapping tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Can you believe what you see online? Increasingly no, and this latest high definition “DeepFake” tech is going to make it even harder.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How would you like to swap faces with people? Perhaps,...

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Your smartphone can now use your voice to predict heart attacks

Your smartphone can now use your voice to predict heart attacks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Democratising access to high quality healthcare is of critical importance globally, and increasingly all you need is a smartphone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Exponential technologies are helping us achieve amazing new things, from helping wean the world...

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Researchers clever new filter protects your likeness from being DeepFaked

Researchers clever new filter protects your likeness from being DeepFaked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will be with us for the rest of eternity, and they’ll get easier to create, so in the future you may need ways to protect yourself.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Send me a photo of yourself...

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Researchers just found a new way to create AI’s that can deal with chaos

Researchers just found a new way to create AI’s that can deal with chaos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Life is messy, it’s disordered, it’s chaotic – and so far AI hasn’t been able to get it’s head around it. That’s about to change.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making its way into...

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Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The content you see on your screens is just dots of light, and if those dots are created by games engines or AI’s rather than by filming real people will you know the different – or even care?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join...

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USAF topguns will fight against AI drones in 2021 as era of autonomous warfare nears

USAF topguns will fight against AI drones in 2021 as era of autonomous warfare nears

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of air combat will increasingly fought by autonomous systems, not human pilots, and the race to create those systems has already begun.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about the rise of fully...

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