New handheld skin printer helps burns victims recover faster and aces trials

New handheld skin printer helps burns victims recover faster and aces trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Serious burns leave scars, but new stem cell technologies and delivery systems could make those injuries a thing of the past.   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, there are all...

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D-Wave launches 5,000 qubit quantum computing platform in the cloud

D-Wave launches 5,000 qubit quantum computing platform in the cloud

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers have a huge performance advantage over today’s fastest computing platforms, and they’ll revolutionise almost every industry.   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. Quantum computers are already showing themselves to...

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Researchers de-extincted a killer Pox virus for $100k using mail order DNA

Researchers de-extincted a killer Pox virus for $100k using mail order DNA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Extinction is no longer for life, and being able to bring back extinct killer viruses or create new ones is both exciting and terrifying.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Eradicating smallpox, one...

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BHS’s recycling robot is coming to help save the planet

BHS’s recycling robot is coming to help save the planet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We throw away far too much waste and most of it goes to landfill, but AI and robotics are increasingly powerful tools we can use to help us recycle more of it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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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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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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HyperStealth demonstrate the world’s first viable invisibility cloak

HyperStealth demonstrate the world’s first viable invisibility cloak

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Invisibility is an illusion, a magic trick – literally. As metamaterials improve you can expect this once science fiction-like technology to be perfected.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Happy New Year! Today science fiction is becoming science...

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Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

Scientists created a blueprint for a Quantum Battery that never looses its charge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create machines and products at the nanoscale improves, we need new ways to power them and this is one of them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s been a huge flurry of innovation...

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A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As sensors and flexible electronics start to combine it opens up new amazing possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Toronto have developed artificial skin that gives its wearer, whether they’re robots...

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An AI designed 30,000 drugs in 21 days and came up with winners

An AI designed 30,000 drugs in 21 days and came up with winners

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Drug companies are trying to find new ways to discover new blockbuster drug treatments faster, and AI is beginning to answer the call.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I wrote about an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that...

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The “Godfather” of Deep Learning unveils what’s next in AI

The “Godfather” of Deep Learning unveils what’s next in AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most AI Machine Vision models are still very heavy and cumbersome and need lots of training data, but newer lightweight Capsule models are leaner and faster.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. If you want to blame someone for...

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Scientists hunt for “Kryptonite to stop CRISPR,” the world’s most powerful gene editing tool

Scientists hunt for “Kryptonite to stop CRISPR,” the world’s most powerful gene editing tool

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time the cost and ease of modifying any living organisms genome and genetic makeup, for better and worse, will fall to almost zero, and as gene editing tools become democratised and sought after by Bio-Terrorists, researchers are trying to find the technology’s Kryptonite –...

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Death isn’t forever, companies build digital avatars so people can “live on after death”

Death isn’t forever, companies build digital avatars so people can “live on after death”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital Avatars will mean that physical human death is simply a doorway into a new digital reality where our descendants interact with our Avatars instead of the real, physical us.   Over the past couple of years, asides from the giant strides we’ve seen in...

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Canada ends its three year Universal Basic Income trial two years early

Canada ends its three year Universal Basic Income trial two years early

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Governments fear the fall out from the mass automation of jobs by AI will be extreme so they’re investigating new welfare systems to limit the damage, but solutions are illusive.   4,000 people in Ontario, Canada just lost their Universal Basic Income (UBI) cash and...

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Canada and UK partner to develop the West’s first Quantum Radar system

Canada and UK partner to develop the West’s first Quantum Radar system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Any technology like Quantum Radar that renders all traditional stealth obsolete is a game changer.   Hot on the heels of China’s announcement last year that they’d managed to create the world’s first working Quantum Radar, a technology that would render military stealth technologies nothing...

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New battery technology triples the ranges of electric vehicles

New battery technology triples the ranges of electric vehicles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world starts to move away from fossil fuels we need to find new ways to squeeze more power from our batteries, and innovations like this one help us achieve that.   In the latest battery breakthrough claim researchers from the University of Waterloo...

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Researchers use duelling AI’s to defeat facial recognition technology

Researchers use duelling AI’s to defeat facial recognition technology

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As both our online, as well as our offline privacy, continue to be eroded, scientists are using AI to fight back.   Most of us probably don’t like the idea of some stranger finding out who we are, and then where we live, or what...

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This AI reads your mind to recreate the faces you’re thinking of

This AI reads your mind to recreate the faces you’re thinking of

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to read someone’s mind leads down two roads. It can either be used as part of a dystopian state apparatus, or to help catch criminals and help people who can’t communicate communicate.   It’s frustrating to have a clear mental image of something...

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Ethereum falls after rumours of new powerful ASIC emerge

Ethereum falls after rumours of new powerful ASIC emerge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more centralised the mining of an individual cryptocurrency becomes, especially if it leverages new, more powerful technology, the greater the impact on a cryptocurrencies value.   Rumors of a new ASIC mining  rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one week high of...

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Blackberry’s AI Robo-hacker gets to work finding bugs in connected cars code

Blackberry’s AI Robo-hacker gets to work finding bugs in connected cars code

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more products become reliant on software to function, and as  programs get increasingly complex, human developers are finding it increasingly difficult to find and patch all the bugs and vulnerabilities.   As cars, especially self-driving ones, become more reliant on software it’s critical automakers...

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