In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when AI can design its own humans? And then breed them ex vivo? The future is weirder than you could ever imagine …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have...

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New AI algorithm makes the world’s most powerful microscopes even more powerful

New AI algorithm makes the world’s most powerful microscopes even more powerful

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence is helping scientists see the universes smallest objects in even greater detail, and that will lead to a whole new world of breakthroughs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve...

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Google’s Chrome update uses AI to change privacy and the rules of the web

Google’s Chrome update uses AI to change privacy and the rules of the web

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to our online and offline activites privacy is at the top of most people’s minds, and now Google are embedding Federated AI to try to redress the balance.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will soon be easy and free to create, life-like, and while they’re fun they’ll also help undermine global trust.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015 DeepFakes weren’t even...

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The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF First AI helped control aircraft avionics, then it took on missions, and it won’t be soon before it replaces military pilots altogether.   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 Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social media algorithms are made to show you more of what you’ve seen before so it’s easy to get stuck in an internet echo chamber and radicalised. This algorithm breaks those chambers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s Digital Humans are often like yesterday’s satnavs – canned technology with some basic smarts, but DigiDoug and his AI operating system could help create the first “true” autonomous digital humans.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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This AI created its own lesson plans to learn faster then smashed other AI’s out the park

This AI created its own lesson plans to learn faster then smashed other AI’s out the park

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone learns in the same way, but optimising lesson plans for students as well as AI’s, would help all of us learn new skills faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The...

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Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global pandemic has caused unimaginable havoc but as Sars-Cov-2 mutates there are fears vaccines won’t be effective so researchers are trying to stay two steps ahead of the virus to prevent that from happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way movies are made is changing significantly, and more of the movie making process is being automated by AI and synthetic content.   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 recent years...

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In bizarre twist AI gets a job coaching call center staff compassion and empathy

In bizarre twist AI gets a job coaching call center staff compassion and empathy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI might not have compassion or empathy, but it can still coach people to improve theirs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Most computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) lack compassion and empathy,...

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Memristor breakthrough puts a human brain at the edge of every network

Memristor breakthrough puts a human brain at the edge of every network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Memristors work like human synapses and are a building block of highly energy efficient Neuromorphic computers which make them perfect for running AI at the edge.   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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LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You’re a human flesh bag, but today the technology to create virtual beings and digital humans is accelerating 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. Humans aren’t what they used to be....

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AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you’ve created your perfect soundtrack it needs to be mastered, and AI is driving the costs to zero.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Making music is one of the most...

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New patent shows Microsoft wants to resurrect you as a chatbot

New patent shows Microsoft wants to resurrect you as a chatbot

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For the first time in human history we are nearing the point where we could digitally bring people back from the dead …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Life in lockdown...

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Google just built a record breaking 1.6 Trillion parameter AI language model

Google just built a record breaking 1.6 Trillion parameter AI language model

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The theory goes that the larger the AI language model the better that AI will be at translating languages and holding natural human-like conversations.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Parameters are...

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Sony’s newest TV has it’s own AI brain to improve your viewing pleasure

Sony’s newest TV has it’s own AI brain to improve your viewing pleasure

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is increasingly being embedded into devices to give them new capabilities, and Sony’s latest TV extends that trend.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A lot’s happening in the TV world...

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Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Line is a revolution in city building, designed from a blank slate with the future in mind it does away with alot of the problems that beset modern cities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is sounding more and more human-like, and that’s an issue if you make a career out of your voice …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of...

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A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In some areas AI is now reaching human-like levels of performance, and one of those it seems is graphic design, an industry worth over $1 Trillion a year.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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