Amazon unveils its new range of fully autonomous warehouse robots

Amazon unveils its new range of fully autonomous warehouse robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Amazon faces a worker shortage and cost pressures so it’s trying to solve both with robots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Telekinetic and telepathic materials open the door to mental wierdness

Telekinetic and telepathic materials open the door to mental wierdness

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to materials we think of them as static dumb things but that’s changing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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OpenAI’s AI learned to play Minecraft by just watching YouTube videos

OpenAI’s AI learned to play Minecraft by just watching YouTube videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are continually finding new ways to train AI’s to create even better models and this is a good example of one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Nanomagnetic computing could help create ultra efficient AI’s at the edge

Nanomagnetic computing could help create ultra efficient AI’s at the edge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI needs power, and the better the AI the more power it needs … until now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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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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The Mayflower becomes the first autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic

The Mayflower becomes the first autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Slowly but surely companies are developing the technology they need to eliminate many of the operating crews on board ships and this is yet another step towards that goal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself...

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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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The FBI warns people are using DeepFakes to apply for remote tech jobs

The FBI warns people are using DeepFakes to apply for remote tech jobs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you hire someone you give them money, as in a wage, and access to your systems, so what happens when those people aren’t who they seem to be?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself...

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Hyundai’s giant autonomous cargo ship just completed a trip across the ocean

Hyundai’s giant autonomous cargo ship just completed a trip across the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time a large cargo ship has autonomously traversed an ocean, and even though it had some help it’ll soon become the industry’s future.   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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AI and 6G will form the bedrock of China’s first hypersonic missile defence system

AI and 6G will form the bedrock of China’s first hypersonic missile defence system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic weapons and vehicles move so fast that conventional defense systems are useless, and increasingly new technologies are needed to defend against them …   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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China touts an AI that can design its own hypersonic weapons

China touts an AI that can design its own hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creative Machines that can design and innovate everything from new chemical weapons to rockets, and of course computer chips, are already here, but one that designs hypersonic weapons is a new twist on the tech.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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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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Zaha Hadid architects lay out plans for a giant libertarian city in the metaverse

Zaha Hadid architects lay out plans for a giant libertarian city in the metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today individuals can create giant social, software, or E-Commerce platforms, tomorrow they could build, run, and own everything that goes on in an entire virtual city …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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An AI just invented a new enzyme that breaks down plastics in weeks

An AI just invented a new enzyme that breaks down plastics in weeks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Firstly AI creating new enzymes is a game changer that accelerates new product development, and secondly plastic is a scourge, so this breakthrough has a double whammy.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Bulgari’s immersive NFT art installation experiments with algorithms and crypto art

Bulgari’s immersive NFT art installation experiments with algorithms and crypto art

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s and Web 3.0 represent a new kind of global economy, a phydigital economy, where real and digital products sit alongside each other and compliment one another.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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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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State actors weaponise DeepFakes to try and change the course of the Ukraine war

State actors weaponise DeepFakes to try and change the course of the Ukraine war

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you can no longer trust the information you see, and when technology lets you create fake people and fake content, the fabric of society starts to unravel.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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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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