This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By converting chemistry into a chemical programming language it opens up a huge range of new possibilities.   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 June, the US government purchased the vast majority of world’s...

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Fedex signs Nuro partnership to bring autonomous deliveries to your doorstep

Fedex signs Nuro partnership to bring autonomous deliveries to your doorstep

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future one of the things missing from your delivery vehicles will be the driver …   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 few years Nuro has been taking...

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For the first time the UN believes a hunter killer drone autonomously killed humans in battle

For the first time the UN believes a hunter killer drone autonomously killed humans in battle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to create fully autonomous weapons systems that can hunt and kill targets, as well as the ability to create fully autonomous kill chains, but this is the first example of one being used. Possibly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join...

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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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A giant 25 tonne prototype deep sea mining robot is stuck at the bottom of the ocean

A giant 25 tonne prototype deep sea mining robot is stuck at the bottom of the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are more raw materials and minerals on the ocean bed than in all the world’s mines – but mining it isn’t easy …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of...

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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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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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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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NYPD sends in their robot DigiDog to spy on perps in the Bronx

NYPD sends in their robot DigiDog to spy on perps in the Bronx

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly powerful technologies let individuals and organisations do increasingly powerful things, and that worries many people who might be on the receiving end.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One day robots...

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Insect inspired robots are coming to fix the world’s wind turbines

Insect inspired robots are coming to fix the world’s wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wind turbines are popping up everywhere, but at over 40 storeys tall now they’re also getting more problematic to fix and maintain.   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 world of maintenance...

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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 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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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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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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Samsung’s new robot does all your housework and serves you wine

Samsung’s new robot does all your housework and serves you wine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Housework is boring, robots are awesome, and soon you can bring that awesomeness home.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When I was compiling Samsung’s centennial Life in 2070 report to celebrate...

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Hyper realistic robot dolphins pave the way for the first animatronic aquariums

Hyper realistic robot dolphins pave the way for the first animatronic aquariums

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Children love animals, and zoo’s help children bond and empathise with animals, but huge moral questions about keeping animals in captivity have yet to be resolved. Animatronics could provide an answer …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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World first as AI officially joins the crew onboard a US military jet

World first as AI officially joins the crew onboard a US military jet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans will increasingly be working with and alongside AI’s – and the military is no exception.   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 a major technological leap forward for national defense in...

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DARPA AI learns to autonomously build computer networks on the fly in minutes

DARPA AI learns to autonomously build computer networks on the fly in minutes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Legacy technologies are often incompatible with the latest technologies, but now AI’s that can build networks on the fly are solving that problem 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. How do you...

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