Revolutionary brain implant restores sense of touch in paralysed patients

Revolutionary brain implant restores sense of touch in paralysed patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you loose the sense of touch in any part of your body, for whatever reason, it can be traumatic – but solutions are emerging.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Toyota and other giant companies are now starting to build cities – to show off and house their autonomous smart things.   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,...

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Futurist Keynote, Finland: The Future Customer Journey, Valmet

Futurist Keynote, Finland: The Future Customer Journey, Valmet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are all customers on a journey, to discover, evaluate, , buy, and use things, but technology is changing our experience beyond all recognition.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thanks...

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Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you had the world’s most sophisticated drone wouldn’t full hunter-killer automation be too tempting to ignore?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently the United Nations announced that they believed they’d...

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In a world first patent officials in South Africa credited an AI as an inventor

In a world first patent officials in South Africa credited an AI as an inventor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans are no longer the only inventors in town and this marks the start of a new AI driven innovation revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been...

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Artificial intelligence gets a seat in the boardroom in Hong Kong

Artificial intelligence gets a seat in the boardroom in Hong Kong

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is increasingly being used as a strategic decision making tool, and in this case the company decided to give it a literal seat on the board.   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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Researchers extend the range of super speed 5G mmWave with lasers

Researchers extend the range of super speed 5G mmWave with lasers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The distance that mmWave 5G signals can travel to deliver super fast speeds is really short and unreliable – this is one solution to that problem.   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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MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller it’s going to help us transform everything around us in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Materials have always been a physical thing. But that’s...

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Replica Studios makes it easy for games studios to create synthetic voices

Replica Studios makes it easy for games studios to create synthetic voices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When AI can create authentic human voices who needs voice actors? And what else can they do?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of DeepZen who recently released...

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Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This strikes at the heart of people’s moral conundrums when it comes to the ethics of privacy – on the one hand the idea is to be praised, and on the other demonised …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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A Google AI just designed a computer chip as well as a human engineer

A Google AI just designed a computer chip as well as a human engineer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI has come full circle – designing new types of AI computer chips that accelerate the development of new AI’s …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. AI has finally come full...

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Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation and misinformation is its own growing pandemic, and Facebook’s latest innovation can identify who’s creating 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. Deepfakes aren’t a big problem on Facebook right now,...

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Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All the technologies in this concept swimsuit are here already – that’s the real crazy part.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just before the 2021 Olympic swimming trials Speedo unveiled an...

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Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even the best self-driving cars are only a Category 2, out of 5, so if you want a truly driverless car then this is as close as you’ll get for now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Invidia’s Canvas puts a professional AI artist in the palm of your hand

Invidia’s Canvas puts a professional AI artist in the palm of your hand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is helping democratise skills – and in this case it’s helping crappy artists become masters.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been filling in the gaps for...

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To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We need AI’s and robots to be able to explain their behaviours and actions and this is the first step…   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Hey Siri, can you find me...

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Futuristic 300 meter nuclear powered superyacht recruits billionaires to save the world

Futuristic 300 meter nuclear powered superyacht recruits billionaires to save the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are always short of funding and this is a very innovative way to get high net worth individuals involved and ponying up more cash for good causes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more data insurers have about a driver and their habits the more accurate the insurance premiums can be – and Tesla has all the data.   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 robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster than humans

This robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster than humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can conduct experiments thousands of times faster then you can make breakthroughs thousands of times faster – and that’s a game changer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence...

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This robot taught itself to walk in simulation then went for a stroll

This robot taught itself to walk in simulation then went for a stroll

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coding robots to do things is so yesterday – training them in simulation is the future and it’s fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I showed off how training a...

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