Scientists found a new form of light that turns all objects invisible

Scientists found a new form of light that turns all objects invisible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Light is amazing, and it’s also incredibly powerful and useful as a tool, and we’re using it to innovate all manner of new technologies and applications.   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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Amazon’s AI reassigns workers to prevent injuries in bid to create a better workplace

Amazon’s AI reassigns workers to prevent injuries in bid to create a better workplace

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI might be becoming a Big Brother that’s hiring, managing, and firing workers, but it has health benefits in the workplace too …   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)...

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AI can sense students levels of stress from phone data and forms

AI can sense students levels of stress from phone data and forms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Stress is a killer and impacts health and performance, and now AI is being used to help identify it 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. Recently scientists developed...

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IBM announces their AI can recode legacy software so it can run in the cloud

IBM announces their AI can recode legacy software so it can run in the cloud

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world runs on legacy code, and it’s hard for people to maintain, operate, secure, upgrade, and de-bug so using AI to modernise it could solve lots of problems.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Game developers use AI to create the ultimate 1980’s friend in lockdown

Game developers use AI to create the ultimate 1980’s friend in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today AI is impersonal, but tomorrow it could be your best friend …   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’re surely all feeling the effects of not seeing our friends enough this...

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Facebook’s TransCoder AI converts code from one programming language into others

Facebook’s TransCoder AI converts code from one programming language into others

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world runs on legacy code, and it’s difficult to modernise and secure. TransCoder could one day be the AI equivalent of a universal language translator but for code.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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AI replaces more fast food jobs to make your drive thru experience better

AI replaces more fast food jobs to make your drive thru experience better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is increasingly able to automate more cognitive work, and fast food workers are in the firing line.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First Travis Kalanick, Uber’s founder and ex CEO...

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Futurist Lecture, USA: Future of Blockchain and the 100X Human, Michigan State University

Futurist Lecture, USA: Future of Blockchain and the 100X Human, Michigan State University

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already live in a sci-fi world, but new technologies and new ways of working are soon going to help humanity reach new highs, accomplish new things, and unleash our potential like never before.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The physical and digital worlds will inevitably merge, but getting “how” they merge right is tricky and MESH moves the dial in the right direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last...

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MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Five years ago most people hadn’t heard about DeepFakes, but as they get better now companies everywhere are using them to innovate new products and do new things.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Warner Brothers have hired an AI to help them pick future blockbusters

Warner Brothers have hired an AI to help them pick future blockbusters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars making a movie chances are you want it to be a blockbuster, so AI’s now helping call the shots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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AI’s “Screams of the damned” is the future of music

AI’s “Screams of the damned” is the future of music

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFake videos are already destabilising democracy, and now DeepFake Audio is here to do the same to the music industry.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For a while now Artificial Intelligence...

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Humans suck at saving the planet so AI is coming to the rescue

Humans suck at saving the planet so AI is coming to the rescue

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The United Nations has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, global problems that need global solutions, but so far progress has been slow so a new approach is needed.   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 used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s neural networks are getting enormous and complex, this is the smallest ever example of a neural network that managed to control a self-driving vehicle.   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...

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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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