A revolutionary $100 kit can now detect any pathogens in under an hour

A revolutionary $100 kit can now detect any pathogens in under an hour

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Figuring out if you’re ill or not is the easy part, but figuring out what disease you have is difficult until now.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The combination of the cameras, microphones, and sensors in smartphones...

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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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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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Doctors get a powerful new AI tool to help them diagnose ADHD faster

Doctors get a powerful new AI tool to help them diagnose ADHD faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial Intelligence is helping doctors diagnose more and more syndromes that were previously hard to diagnose.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a powerful new tool in the fight to properly identify,...

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Futurist Keynote, Austria: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, ReComm

Futurist Keynote, Austria: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, ReComm

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of Artificial Intelligence is not what you think it is… it’s not digital, it’s biological.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, I’d like to thank the team at Re:Comm for inviting me to be this...

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An AI has learned to predict people’s moods from the way they walk

An AI has learned to predict people’s moods from the way they walk

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When we think of biometrics most people think fingerprints and facial recognition, but the way you walk is a rich source of information too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is...

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An AI learned to identify PTSD symptoms better than human experts

An AI learned to identify PTSD symptoms better than human experts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF PTSD is an incredibly difficult condition to diagnose even for humans, now an AI has mastered it and even taught the humans a thing or too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how Artificial Intelligence...

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Promethean AI lets games developers use their voices to automatically create new game environments

Promethean AI lets games developers use their voices to automatically create new game environments

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Developing games worlds takes up a huge amount of money, time and effort, but now even newbies can generate realistic environments in seconds and for free.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Recently Nvidia showed off an Artificial Intelligence...

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Blockchain startups are trying to break big tech’s hold on AI

Blockchain startups are trying to break big tech’s hold on AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies with better brand recognition, and deeper pockets, are cornering the market for AI talent, but now companies want break that hold, and they have a way to do it.   Despite how easy the combination is to mock, the idea of applying the Blockchain...

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Nvidia’s GauGAN turns your crappy sketches into masterpieces

Nvidia’s GauGAN turns your crappy sketches into masterpieces

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly AI is being used as a tool to help democratise creativity and unlock people’s creative potential.   It’s long been known that I’m a crappy artist – despite my best efforts at school it was evident early on that I was just never cut...

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Researchers have created a digital nose that can sniff out disease

Researchers have created a digital nose that can sniff out disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many ways to detect disease, and one of the most effective ways is using smell, so scientists have developed a digital nose.   An electronic nose typically identifies odours by detecting the “fingerprint” of a chemical compound across an array of sensors that are...

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Futurist Keynote, Germany: Life in 2030, RWE

Futurist Keynote, Germany: Life in 2030, RWE

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A lot has changed in the last ten years, and even more will change in the next ten. Are you ready?   Firstly, a big thank you to Kathrin and the team for inviting me to be the keynote at this years RWE Leadership meeting...

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Decentralised hedge funds take aim at Wall Street elite

Decentralised hedge funds take aim at Wall Street elite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Services and industries are increasingly becoming decentralised, and the financial services industry is no exception.   A little while ago I discussed how one hedge fund, Aidyia, is now fully autonomous, a decentralised autonomous organisation run by an AI without humans, and how another, Numerai,...

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Bangkok residents cut out the energy companies and trade energy over the blockchain

Bangkok residents cut out the energy companies and trade energy over the blockchain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the number of small renewable energy installations around the world grow individual communities are increasingly cutting out the energy companies and trading energy directly with one another.   Residents in a Bangkok neighbourhood in Thailand are trying out a new blockchain based peer to...

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Can your smartphone detect when you’re depressed? This startup thinks so

Can your smartphone detect when you’re depressed? This startup thinks so

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mental health issues are growing in number but in many cases they go left undiagnosed or treated, this breakthrough could help change that.   Today we can use smartphones to detect cancer, dementia, eye diseases, heart disease, illness and even inherited genetic conditions, but could...

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AI is now better at diagnosing eye diseases than human experts

AI is now better at diagnosing eye diseases than human experts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they’re also a window to our health.   Recently we’ve seen breakthroughs where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is better at diagnosing dementia, fatal heart conditions, inherited genetic diseases, lung diseases, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, and even the...

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Doctors will soon be able to track your health through walls using your wifi

Doctors will soon be able to track your health through walls using your wifi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine being able to have your health and emotions monitored wirelessly wherever you were, whether it’s in your house or even out in the street, that’s the promise of this new technology.   Imagine a box, yes, that’s it, similar to the wifi router you...

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Researchers use AI to turn smartphones into lab grade microscopes

Researchers use AI to turn smartphones into lab grade microscopes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not everyone has access to a lab grade microscope, and if you’re a doctor in the middle of nowhere that’s an issue that will delay disease diagnosis and potentially put lives at risk, this breakthrough will revolutionise front line medicine.   Today we are on...

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Decentralised energy grids and renewables get a boost from Centrica

Decentralised energy grids and renewables get a boost from Centrica

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy, and decentralised micro and tied-storage grids, are transforming the way energy is produced, transmitted and sold, so Centrica is testing the waters to see whether or not blockchain could play a vital role in the future of energy.   Blockchain is increasingly being...

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Diagnose the onset of dementia using your voice and this smartphone app

Diagnose the onset of dementia using your voice and this smartphone app

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to diagnose cognitive conditions using just a smartphone, even if you have no formal access to healthcare, will help millions of people catch the signs of dementia earlier, meaning they can seek treatment sooner.   WinterLight Labs in the US have just announced...

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