Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we grow crops today is inefficient, and vertical farms offer companies a new way to grow organic crops en masse without ruining the planet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about new ways to...

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Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has been a big boost for robots, and now they’re taking over coffee shops.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, has been a boon for the rapid testing and development of a...

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Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets busy herding New Zealand sheep

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets busy herding New Zealand sheep

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots are becoming increasingly capable and versatile which means they are now able to accomplish an increasingly wide variety of tasks.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We all know that humans jobs are under threat of being...

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Nvidia’s AI watched Pac-Man then re-created the game from scratch without coding

Nvidia’s AI watched Pac-Man then re-created the game from scratch without coding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s that can watch something and then instinctively learn how to do it or re-create it have the potential to revolutionise everything and every industry.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been talking a lot about...

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A satellite just serviced another satellite in space for the first time ever

A satellite just serviced another satellite in space for the first time ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Satellites have a short shelf life, once they run out of fuel they either crash back to Earth or become space junk, now we have a way to keep them going ad infinitum.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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An American grad student just admitted using an advanced AI to write his term papers

An American grad student just admitted using an advanced AI to write his term papers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creative machines that are capable of generating all forms of new content can be used for good, bad, and also “fun” purposes – from writing books and fake news to cheating at school.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Google unveiled a new type of AI that spontaneously mutates and evolves all by itself

Google unveiled a new type of AI that spontaneously mutates and evolves all by itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s AI models are riddled with bias, plus they’re hard to develop, so Google have built an AI where evolution is the “Master Algorithm” in order to overcome these and other challenges.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Microsoft AI that discovers 97 percent of critical software security flaws released

Microsoft AI that discovers 97 percent of critical software security flaws released

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The digital world is reliant on software that contains bugs and security vulnerabilities that all need identifying and patching, this new AI automates the task.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve written extensively before about a new...

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Futurist Keynote: The Future of Work and Skills 2040, Aon

Futurist Keynote: The Future of Work and Skills 2040, Aon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we work and the way we tap into skills is changing, and tat impacts everything from how we educate our children and train our workforce, to how we build and operate companies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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DotData’s AI automates data scientists, builds its own machine learning models

DotData’s AI automates data scientists, builds its own machine learning models

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s that design and build other AI’s and AI models are on the rise, and they’re looking to automate data scientists out of a job.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms that can design...

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AI bests human experts at detecting Breast Cancer to help save lives

AI bests human experts at detecting Breast Cancer to help save lives

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the quality and reliability of new AI models improve the technology’s power to revolutionise healthcare is becoming clear.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been getting better at diagnosing everything from dementia...

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Researchers unveil a new AI that can detect Covid-19 from lung X-Rays

Researchers unveil a new AI that can detect Covid-19 from lung X-Rays

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is increasingly good at identifying disease indicators, even beyond the level of human experts, and its use can accelerate diagnosis.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, continues its rampage around the world...

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UC Berkeley unveils first robotic Covid-19 testing lab

UC Berkeley unveils first robotic Covid-19 testing lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Globally Covid-19 lab testing facilities are under enormous pressure but robotic labs are arriving to help increase capacity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues its spread around the world entrepreneurs and governments around...

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During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During a time when people aren’t allowed out of their houses self-driving trucks are helping keep freight moving in the US.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In spite of some amazing technological innovations and the pioneering human...

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This new prototype Covid-19 test requires just a smartphone and your voice

This new prototype Covid-19 test requires just a smartphone and your voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting millions of people tested for coronavirus has become increasingly problematic and contentious, but to take this new test all you need is a smartphone or a computer.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. What do you get...

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Canada finally reveals the results of it’s Universal Basic Income experiment

Canada finally reveals the results of it’s Universal Basic Income experiment

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and other technologies make it easier for companies to automate jobs governments are scrambling to find ways to support their citizens in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago, before Covid-19 made...

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China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid-19 continues its rampage around the world governments are finding new uses for some familiar technologies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Increasingly the current Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and it’s rise to...

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Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A shortage of Covid-19 testing kits and the need to try to identify people infected with the virus to stop it spreading means governments are now turning to drones for help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As...

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US CDC launches a Cornoavirus self-checker bot to ease pressure on front line staff

US CDC launches a Cornoavirus self-checker bot to ease pressure on front line staff

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As governments around the world tell people with COVID-19 like symptoms to self isolate a shortage of testing kits mean self-diagnosis is a guessing game, this helps alleviate the problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the...

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Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Autonomous vehicles and robots are the perfect helpers it turns out in a pandemic as governments send them to work.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Makers of autonomous vehicles have long been selling the benefits driver-free transportation, but...

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