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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An AI designed 30,000 drugs in 21 days and came up with winners

An AI designed 30,000 drugs in 21 days and came up with winners

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Drug companies are trying to find new ways to discover new blockbuster drug treatments faster, and AI is beginning to answer the call.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I wrote about an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that...

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New DeepFake app lets you edit yourself into blockbuster movies

New DeepFake app lets you edit yourself into blockbuster movies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the technology to create DeepFakes and synthetic content gets easier and cheaper to use it won’t be soon until people everywhere are using it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Zao, a Chinese face-swap app that seems...

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AI researchers clone dragonfly brains to create better missile defences

AI researchers clone dragonfly brains to create better missile defences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature manages to pack intelligence into lean, small packages – or brains –  and researchers are trying to copy it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories led by computational neuroscientist Frances Chance are...

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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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Endel becomes the world’s first music AI to be signed by a major record label

Endel becomes the world’s first music AI to be signed by a major record label

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day AI’s will produce high enough quality music that rivals the music produced by human artists, who will then have to compete against it for record deals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly...

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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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The DeepFake tech behind David Beckham’s viral malaria campaign explained

The DeepFake tech behind David Beckham’s viral malaria campaign explained

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes can be used for both benign and evil purposes, but in this latest campaign a UK company used it to help a malaria charity for good   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The recent global campaign showing...

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This AI detects art forgeries by analysing artists brushstrokes

This AI detects art forgeries by analysing artists brushstrokes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Forging art has always been a popular past time, and now there’s a new tool in town to catch forgers in the act.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. All around the world the trade in art, both...

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Facebook’s AI clone of Bill Gates sounds like the real deal

Facebook’s AI clone of Bill Gates sounds like the real deal

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As companies get better at creating AI’s that can synthesise people’s voices it created new opportunities, and new problems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see more and more Synthetic Content created, including DeepFakes and DeepFake...

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Researchers use AI to create a “Self-driving lab” to solve climate change

Researchers use AI to create a “Self-driving lab” to solve climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It doesn’t look like we humans are having much luck when it comes to solving climate change, so scientists are now getting AI onto the case.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In...

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This new AI uses both sight and sound to estimate depression

This new AI uses both sight and sound to estimate depression

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As mental health issues become more pronounced and more prominent in society researchers are trying to find new ways to identify people who suffer from it.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! Watch a keynote, grab a free book, read thousands of articles,...

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