The US military found a way to use AI to turn humans into living sensor networks

The US military found a way to use AI to turn humans into living sensor networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This sounds like science fiction, again, but turning humans into living sensor networks that are monitored and controlled by AI is technologically possible now.   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...

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Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day digital humans will be as life-like as real humans in the way they act, behave, and talk, this is one big step on that journey.   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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South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes and synthetic content will continue to redefine how we make content and the tools we use to make 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. Wherever you look at the moment...

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Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today your boss is human, probably, but tomorrow he or she could be an Artificial Intelligence.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “You’re fired!” so said Donald Trump during his days heading...

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Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your little wanna be pop stars are going to have to compete with virtual stars …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. America could soon be getting a new...

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Energy scavenging nano tech generates energy from everything

Energy scavenging nano tech generates energy from everything

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have an abundance of energy, and now we have the tech to tap into it – no matter where it is.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine a mobile phone...

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A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Artificial Intelligence improves it’s going to be increasingly difficult to distinguish human made content from machine generated, or “fake” content and that will be an issue …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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The Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst 2020 Edition, 2020 to 2070

The Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst 2020 Edition, 2020 to 2070

Technology is a blank slate, but when it is combined with human or machine based creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship it is a tool that can help us transform the world, and as new powerful emerging technologies become increasingly affordable and democratised our ability to transform culture, industry, and society, at...

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Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans don’t need to be told what everything is to understand it, we have a “natural” ability, now AI is gaining that ability too.   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. Machine...

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Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think you look awful on Zoom calls and have a face for radio then Nvidia’s got the tool you’ve been wishing for all year.   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...

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US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human gamers have to be able to think on their feet to overcome the odds, and now the US military is using that for their own advantage.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technologies continue to mature and miniaturise we’re reaching the point where we can embed AI and compute into clothing and use our minds to control swarms of drones.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the pandemic disinformation has been rife and endangered lives. So now digital humans, who can scale and engage with people, are being called in to fight it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch...

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Researchers AI tool predicts how drugs will affect the human body

Researchers AI tool predicts how drugs will affect the human body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We can create vaccines faster than ever before, but human trials still take a long time, this could help accelerate drug approvals.   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. Today, as we...

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EightFold’s new AI hiring tool hires for potential rather than experience

EightFold’s new AI hiring tool hires for potential rather than experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is becoming pervasive in the hiring process, so it’s refreshing to finally see a company that’s trying to put people’s potential first.   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. Employers the...

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IBM Watson filters public opinion to help Bloomberg debate redistributing wealth

IBM Watson filters public opinion to help Bloomberg debate redistributing wealth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most humans are good at debating, and now AI is getting better at it too, but its ability to analyse huge volumes of data in real time makes it a formidable tool and opponent.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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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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Researchers show stealing an AI is rediculously easy

Researchers show stealing an AI is rediculously easy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is the electricity that powers the world’s digital fabric, and stealing another companies AI is easier than you might think.   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. In the field of...

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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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