World leaders can rest easy for now after researchers find new ways to reveal DeepFakes

World leaders can rest easy for now after researchers find new ways to reveal DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are now locked in a war as nefarious actors find new ways to weaponsise deepfakes and fake news, and defenders try to figure out how to discover and flag it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An...

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Google DeepMind’s AI helps researchers translate ancient languages

Google DeepMind’s AI helps researchers translate ancient languages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While AI is being used to help translate modern day languages from one to another, it’s now getting to the point where we can see true universal translators emerging.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is...

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Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of society’s greatest challenges is the ability to simply talk with one another, but universal translators are getting closer to solving that issue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets increasingly skilled in translating...

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Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

Google Stadia’s AI lets game developers instantly change the style of their games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now if a games developer wanted to change the look and style of a game they’d have to crack open its code, but now they can just apply a style in real time without having to.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download...

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DeepMind’s AIphaStar achieves Starcraft II Grandmaster status, signals “advanced” AI has arrived

DeepMind’s AIphaStar achieves Starcraft II Grandmaster status, signals “advanced” AI has arrived

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Starcraft is a game of strategy and as such is a much more complex game for AI to master, but now one of the world’s most advanced AI’s has done just that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

A Google intern built a shockingly good synthetic image generator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are trying to create a new form of AI, or Creative Machines, that can generate their own content from scratch, and the systems are improving all the time.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For years, artists...

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Google Project Loon wins contract to connect remotest parts of the Amazon

Google Project Loon wins contract to connect remotest parts of the Amazon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Only half the world’s population have internet connectivity, so companies are finding new ways to connect the remainder.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today the fact that over half the world’s population don’t have access to...

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Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that AI and robotics will continue to automate more human jobs and tasks, and society has to have answers and solutions for what’s coming.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation...

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World first as Google achieves Quantum Supremacy, but IBM tries to spoil the party

World first as Google achieves Quantum Supremacy, but IBM tries to spoil the party

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Until today the world’s most powerful computer was Summit, a US supercomputer, now all that’s changed and a new era of computing has begun.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Almost exactly two years after Google said it...

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Google’s quantum computer allegedly achieves quantum supremacy milestone

Google’s quantum computer allegedly achieves quantum supremacy milestone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum supremacy is the point at which quantum computers become the most powerful computers on the planet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This could be the dawn of a new era in computing. Literally. After years in...

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Google quantum controller breakthrough will usher in massively scaleable quantum computers

Google quantum controller breakthrough will usher in massively scaleable quantum computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s quantum computers have less than 100 qubits and generate huge amounts of heat that reduce their computing accuracy, so we need new tech if we’re going to create bigger quantum computers with thousands or millions of qubits.   Interested in the future and want...

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Future quantum computers could crack 2048 bit RSA encryption in 8 hours

Future quantum computers could crack 2048 bit RSA encryption in 8 hours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of our vital communications and data are encrypted, and powerful quantum computers will be able to crack almost all of it.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Many people, quite rightly, worry that quantum computers will be able...

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Google secretly spent $10million on a 4 year Cold Fusion experiment

Google secretly spent $10million on a 4 year Cold Fusion experiment

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cold Fusion is thought to be impossible, but if it isn’t it would change the world, so Google went to try and discover it.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The journal Nature last week revealed the results of a 4-year, $10...

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New Google AI creates synthetic video of “unprecedented complexity”

New Google AI creates synthetic video of “unprecedented complexity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day AI’s will be able to create photorealistic video content of anything and everything all by themselves, this is one step in that journey.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Recently Artificial Intelligence (AI) and so called Creative...

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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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Satellite launch kick starts Elon Musk’s quest to connect everyone on Earth

Satellite launch kick starts Elon Musk’s quest to connect everyone on Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over 3.5 billion people on the planet aren’t connected to the internet, for better or worse, and space internet is here to change that.   They’ve finally done it – for years I’ve been talking about how a raft of companies were planning on launching...

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Google’s AI enlisted to help crack the secret of nuclear fusion

Google’s AI enlisted to help crack the secret of nuclear fusion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to create an artificial Sun on Earth is no mean feat, and scientists have turned to Artificial Intelligence to help them.   With the click of a mouse and a loud bang researchers blast jets of super hot, ionized gas called plasma into one...

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Google unveils Stadia its cloud gaming service launching in 2019

Google unveils Stadia its cloud gaming service launching in 2019

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Streaming games from the cloud is a natural evolutionary step, but there are plenty of hurdles to overcome, such as the availability of content, performance, and latency, among others.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Google unveiled their...

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World first as Google DeepMind’s AI crushes the world’s top Starcraft players

World first as Google DeepMind’s AI crushes the world’s top Starcraft players

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Starcraft is a game of strategy, and as a result DeepMind’s AI had to learn an entirely new type of game play in order to thrash its opponents.   AI agents developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary have finally beaten human pros at Starcraft II — a first...

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Google creates a neural network that picks out individual voices in video

Google creates a neural network that picks out individual voices in video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not only does this technology have benefits for video search, but it also has surveillance and privacy implications.   Recently I talked about a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancement from Hitachi that let’s its AI’s pick out and follow individuals in a crowd – something that...

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