Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can try millions of different chemical permutations a day, and dramatically accelerate product development.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Scientists and researchers around the world are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI)and so called Robo-Scientists to...

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Lexus’ awesome Hoverboard goes on permanent display in the US

Lexus’ awesome Hoverboard goes on permanent display in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the things we thought of as sci-fi are now sci-fact, but some are more ready for commercialisation than others.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015, Lexus, who in another world first recently got...

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Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are dorky and bulky, so Panasonic has cut away at them and re-imagined them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Analysts are always telling us that this is the year of Virtual Reality (VR), whatever that...

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Sony’s unveil their colossal new 16k display that could be yours for $5million

Sony’s unveil their colossal new 16k display that could be yours for $5million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Display resolutions will continue to get better and better, and there’s no end in sight yet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently there have been a number of developments in the display technology, with the arrival of...

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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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Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

Researchers have found a way to turn humans into batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day nanobots and other types of electrical and robotic devices might be embedded into humans, so scientists are looking for new ways to power them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everything we build in the future,...

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This AI relies on human-like memory to create songs from lyrics

This AI relies on human-like memory to create songs from lyrics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most human musicians and composers work by first writing the lyrics, and then the music accompaniment, now machines are copying them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the number of creative machines that can generate good synthetic...

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Researchers tap transistors unique quantum fingerprints to ID systems and stop cyber criminals

Researchers tap transistors unique quantum fingerprints to ID systems and stop cyber criminals

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the rise in the number of connected devices and systems is out paced only by the rise in #cyber attacks, researchers have found a new way to identify individual systems at the quantum level.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch...

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JAXA and Toyota team up to create a Moon buggy with a 10,000km range

JAXA and Toyota team up to create a Moon buggy with a 10,000km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s a question of when, not if, we go back to and live on the Moon, and we’ll need transportation…   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. As more nation states, space agencies and billionaires, like China and NASA, Elon...

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Toyota’s zero emission hydrogen trucks start hauling cargo in California

Toyota’s zero emission hydrogen trucks start hauling cargo in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen powered and Lithium Ion battery powered electric vehicles have been battling for dominance for years, and now fuel cell technology is starting to hit the roads for real.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. It’s been two...

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Japanese researchers unveil their stunning “full body DeepFakes”

Japanese researchers unveil their stunning “full body DeepFakes”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pandora’s Box has been opened, and very soon you won’t be able to tell what content was created by a human, and what was created by a machine.   I’ve been talking about the rise of realistic, people fooling synthetic content that’s created by machines...

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Scientists bring 28,000 year old woolly mammoth cells back to life

Scientists bring 28,000 year old woolly mammoth cells back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many scientists see de-extinction, as well as immortality and re-incarnation, as a mystery we simply haven’t solved yet.   In a world rife with movie plotlines about bringing extinct animals back from the dead, and actual scientists thinking about actually doing it, scientists in Osaka,...

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New pre-crime tech detects shoplifters before they commit the crime

New pre-crime tech detects shoplifters before they commit the crime

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s that can predict outcomes from users behaviours are becoming increasingly common, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is the area of pre-crime detection.   It’s watching, and knows a crime is about to take place before it happens – this is the...

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Simple paper blood test diagnoses disease faster and cheaper

Simple paper blood test diagnoses disease faster and cheaper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not everyone has access to a lab that can process blood tests, so this breakthrough will help people in developing nations diagnose disease faster.   Dutch and Japanese scientists have developed an inexpensive new paper-based blood test kit that quickly determines if patients have infectious...

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Nitanic’s revolutionary AI’s evolve and battle for gamers loyalty

Nitanic’s revolutionary AI’s evolve and battle for gamers loyalty

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Traditional marketing, where marketers create and distribute content, is being automated by AI.   This is the future of marketing – automated, viral, and intelligent. Niantic, the company behind Pokemon Go, have announced that they’re going to be using a “thought provoking campaign” that “uses AI to...

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Hyundai unveils the worlds first car with a solar power panoramic roof

Hyundai unveils the worlds first car with a solar power panoramic roof

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future electric cars won’t solely be reliant on Lithium Ion batteries, as battery technology and new materials evolve we’ll see the emergence of battery-less electric vehicles.   If you ever watch one of my keynotes on the Future of Transportation, like the one...

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World first as scientists just turn human blood cells into human eggs

World first as scientists just turn human blood cells into human eggs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biology keeps surprising us, and scientists are finding amazing new ways to treat infertility and create new life.   Scientists at Kyoto University in Japan have announced they’ve made significant progress in the quest to combat infertility by creating the precursor to a human egg cell in a...

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World first as Japanese rovers relay incredible photos from distant ancient asteroid

World first as Japanese rovers relay incredible photos from distant ancient asteroid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In galactic terms Earth’s neighbourhood is huge, and we’re only just beginning to explore it.   First Japan wants to be the world’s first country to drill a hole through the Earth’s mantle, and build the world’s first space elevator, and now the Japan Aerospace...

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Collapsing bee colonies prompt researchers to build robo bees

Collapsing bee colonies prompt researchers to build robo bees

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We rely on bees to pollinate nearly 75 percent of our crops, but as colonies continue to collapse researchers are looking for new alternatives to pollinate crops.   Food security continues to come under the spotlight which is why we’ve recently seen research that uses...

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World’s first space elevator hitches a ride to the ISS to begin first trials

World’s first space elevator hitches a ride to the ISS to begin first trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of getting astronauts and cargo into space is still astronomical, a space elevator could eliminate the need for costly rocket launches and democratise access to space.   Let’s be honest, launching things into space with rockets is a pretty inefficient way to do...

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