K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything you watch through a screen is just a collection of digital pixels, and as AI gets better at generating synthetic content real human performers could be less relevant …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day digital humans will be as life-like as real humans in the way they act, behave, and talk, this is one big step on that journey.   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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Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your little wanna be pop stars are going to have to compete with virtual stars …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. America could soon be getting a new...

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WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the pandemic disinformation has been rife and endangered lives. So now digital humans, who can scale and engage with people, are being called in to fight it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch...

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Futurist Keynote, Birmingham: Investing in the Exponential Era, Personal Finance Society

Futurist Keynote, Birmingham: Investing in the Exponential Era, Personal Finance Society

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all work hard for our money, and then we want our money to work hard for us so we can retire in comfort, but the exponential future makes investing and planning for the future more challenging that ever.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect,...

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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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Futurist Keynote, Helsinki: Future of Content and Creativity, Episerver

Futurist Keynote, Helsinki: Future of Content and Creativity, Episerver

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creativity has long been thought of as being uniquely human, but that same human creativity and ingenuity is now giving rise to the world’s first Creative Machines that are capable of creating content and innovating products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book,...

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Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI infused life-like digital humans and avatars get better and more capable they’re starting to sign their own pop deals and compete with real humans.   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...

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Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that one day, in a couple of years, you won’t know if you are speaking to a real human or a digital human – and Samsung just upped the ante.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Meet Lia, Soul Machine’s scarily lifelike digital human that reacts to your emotions

Meet Lia, Soul Machine’s scarily lifelike digital human that reacts to your emotions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and avatars improve in time they’ll be better at understanding your emotions than your partner.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you ever dreamt of gazing into the eyes of a chatbot or avatar while...

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Futurist Keynote, Paris: I, The Company of 2040, Accenture

Futurist Keynote, Paris: I, The Company of 2040, Accenture

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The companies and startups of the future will be very different from today’s, so during this keynote I dive into the rabbit hole.   Firstly, thank you to the team at Accenture for inviting me to be their keynote speaker at the annual Accenture Technology...

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Today’s virtual bloggers and influencers are dumb, AI will change that

Today’s virtual bloggers and influencers are dumb, AI will change that

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more researchers and companies experiment with creating life-life, interactive digital humans today’s bloggers and influencers could soon be replaced.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of Instagram’s hottest influencers is a fake 19 year old virtual...

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Next generation virtual influencers will be indistinguishable from humans

Next generation virtual influencers will be indistinguishable from humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social networks are awash with human influencers, but now some virtual influencers are making more money than their human counterparts.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most in demand influencers in the world today isn’t...

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Create Digital Humans in minutes, Soul Machines unveils Digital DNA platform

Create Digital Humans in minutes, Soul Machines unveils Digital DNA platform

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Avatars that resemble real people, in their behaviours and speech, are on the rise, and some people are using them to create immortal versions of themselves.   Soul Machines, the company behind some of the world’s most human-like digital avatars that are already in service...

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World’s first digital teacher starts work teaching kids about energy

World’s first digital teacher starts work teaching kids about energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI, avatars and bots will play an increasingly central role in the future of education, and Will is the first teacher of his kind.   It’s back to school time for millions of children around the world and you know what that means – it’s...

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Soul Machines reveal the secrets behind BabyX, their life like artificial baby

Soul Machines reveal the secrets behind BabyX, their life like artificial baby

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over time we will all be interacting more and more with AI, as a result companies are trying to “humanise” it.   BabyX, the virtual, artificially intelligent creation of Mark Sagar and his company, Soul Machines, who also bought us Ava, a life-like digital avatar that’s...

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Daimler hires Soul Machine’s lifelike Avatar to answer customer queries

Daimler hires Soul Machine’s lifelike Avatar to answer customer queries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bots are evolving and increasingly it’s going to get more difficult to tell bots from real people, whether they’re just text bots or, in this case, life like looking avatars.   New Zealand based company Soul Machines, the company behind a sophisticated high definition digital...

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British bank trials a life like digital Avatar to serve customers better

British bank trials a life like digital Avatar to serve customers better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Avatars and bots are getting more intelligent, and more capable, and while they are being increasingly deployed to help organisations improve customer service, there’s a very real toll on human jobs.   This week the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), who recently started using brain...

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