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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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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Brain implant helps a blind woman regain her sight and play computer games

Brain implant helps a blind woman regain her sight and play computer games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our knowledge of the human brain improves in the future we might not need eyes to see, as well as having new ways to “cure” blindness.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Historically if you were blind...

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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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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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First of a kind attack as criminals clone a CEO’s voice and con UK energy firm out of $243,000

First of a kind attack as criminals clone a CEO’s voice and con UK energy firm out of $243,000

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s get better at creating fake content, or synthetic content, this type of attack will be the start of a new worrying trend.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After Google’s Duplex demonstration last year it’s clear...

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Futurist Keynote, London: Investing in the Future, Bloomberg

Futurist Keynote, London: Investing in the Future, Bloomberg

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are increasingly reaching the point where we can disrupt global industries within the space of weeks and days, and that has a significant impact on investors and investment strategies.   Firstly, thank you to Parker and the team at Bloomberg for inviting me to...

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AI gets busy helping human scientists create the world’s first spray on solar panels

AI gets busy helping human scientists create the world’s first spray on solar panels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to find the right formulations to create new materials is a long and arduous process, so scientists are turning to AI to help them speed the process up.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see...

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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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Alphabet’s Everyday Robot project creates robots that learn without programming

Alphabet’s Everyday Robot project creates robots that learn without programming

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we had to code every behaviour a robot needs to learn it’d be a never ending task, but if robots can learn like humans without needing to be coded then that’d be game changing.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch...

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The “world’s most dangerous AI” is now helping automate coding

The “world’s most dangerous AI” is now helping automate coding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Inventions in one area often get repurposed or re-jigged to help solve problems in another area, and this is a prime example.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past year I’ve discussed a couple of Artificial...

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New Facebook AI de-identifies you in videos to protect you from facial recognition tech

New Facebook AI de-identifies you in videos to protect you from facial recognition tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Privacy is becoming a battleground, and just as we can use AI to identify people we can also use it to anonymise people.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It might sound counter intuitive and perhaps slightly self-destructive,...

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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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OpenAI’s MuseNet AI can generate 4 minute songs across a wide range of genres and styles

OpenAI’s MuseNet AI can generate 4 minute songs across a wide range of genres and styles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are getting better at creating and generating synthetic music, and some of them are starting to get signed by major record labels.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The number of so called creative machines capable of...

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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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An AI learned to surf and use tools after playing 500 million games of hide and seek

An AI learned to surf and use tools after playing 500 million games of hide and seek

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI researchers applied human evolutionary philosophies to train their AI, and witnessed a breakthrough that saw the AI’s create and use their own tools.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the early days of life on Earth,...

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This AI dreams up new text based adventures as you play the games

This AI dreams up new text based adventures as you play the games

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we’re increasingly used to AI’s producing content, such as DeepFakes, but tomorrow they’ll be able to create stories and content that adapts in real time to the users requests and behaviours.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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