Baidu’s new AI creation creates videos from a single image with a single click

Baidu’s new AI creation creates videos from a single image with a single click

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to create short videos from just one data source using just a single click will make video creation a whole lot faster and easier for everyone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. What if you could...

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An American grad student just admitted using an advanced AI to write his term papers

An American grad student just admitted using an advanced AI to write his term papers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creative machines that are capable of generating all forms of new content can be used for good, bad, and also “fun” purposes – from writing books and fake news to cheating at school.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Google says its chatbot is capable of near human conversation

Google says its chatbot is capable of near human conversation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today you can’t have a conversation with your AI assistant, but in the future you will be…   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with the leader of MIT’s Artificial Intelligence...

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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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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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Microsoft has a wild hologram that translates HoloLens keynotes into Japanese

Microsoft has a wild hologram that translates HoloLens keynotes into Japanese

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The combination of universal translators and holograms opens up a whole new world of communication for us all as Microsoft demonstrates   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I had the pleasure of working on Microsoft’s annual Artificial...

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Doctor Dolittle researchers use AI to decode mice chatter

Doctor Dolittle researchers use AI to decode mice chatter

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using AI to translate human languages is nothing new, but now we’re using the technology to help us decipher animal languages.   Dolphins are getting in on the act, and now so are mice – having their language translated into something humans can understand using...

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US proposes to regulate AI the same way it regulates weapons exports

US proposes to regulate AI the same way it regulates weapons exports

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can be both very beneficial, but also in the wrong hand very dangerous, and the US is thinking about regulating it in the same way they regulate military hardware.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has the capability to be one of, if not the,...

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Death isn’t forever, companies build digital avatars so people can “live on after death”

Death isn’t forever, companies build digital avatars so people can “live on after death”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital Avatars will mean that physical human death is simply a doorway into a new digital reality where our descendants interact with our Avatars instead of the real, physical us.   Over the past couple of years, asides from the giant strides we’ve seen in...

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China debuts the world’s first AI news anchor

China debuts the world’s first AI news anchor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As it gets easier to create high quality, natural sounding “human-like” avatars we’ll see more emerge and take on new and varied roles.   Over the past couple of years there’s been a huge increase in the amount of press columns devoted to the topic...

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Israeli Robo-Lawyer trashes top US lawyers in head to head competition

Israeli Robo-Lawyer trashes top US lawyers in head to head competition

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have contracts for everything it seems, and on top of that lawyers are expensive, and not everyone has access to them, Robo-Lawyer AI’s are helping democratise law and change that paradigm.   Lawyers are pretty good at law-related activities, after all, it’s their...

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By 2021 this AI could help us talk to dolphins

By 2021 this AI could help us talk to dolphins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence can already translate hundreds of languages but now we might be seeing the first signs of the creation of the world’s first Universal Translator.   We’ve been using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help us develop facial recognition systems that we can use on...

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MIT’s newest chip could bring speech recognition to every device

MIT’s newest chip could bring speech recognition to every device

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we use and interact with devices is changing, increasingly we’ll be using our voices to control, interact and manage them.   The butt of jokes as little as 10 years ago, automatic speech recognition is now on the verge of becoming people’s chief...

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Artificial intelligence diagnoses disease by listening to your voice

Artificial intelligence diagnoses disease by listening to your voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your voice can tell people a lot about how you’re feeling, but now machine learning is taking diagnosis to the next level.   Over the past few years technology has been finding a way to produce more and more innovative ways to diagnose disease, but...

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Robo-lawyers want to automate the entire legal world

Robo-lawyers want to automate the entire legal world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most lawyers and legal professionals agree that their profession hasn’t changed much in hundreds of years, but now artificial intelligence, and the rise of “robo-lawyers” is beginning to change all that.   To many people, lawyers, like doctors, optimise the pinnacle of what it means...

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off Jarvis, the AI that runs his home

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Jarvis, the AI that runs his home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s a good chance that Jarvis, Mark Zuckerberg’s in house digital assistant, is more than just a quirky hobby to pass the time, it could be a beta test for a new Facebook product or feature   At the beginning of this year, Facebook CEO...

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MIT’s latest breakthrough? Getting AIs to explain their decisions

MIT’s latest breakthrough? Getting AIs to explain their decisions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence systems are increasingly running more and more of our world, and its digital fabric, but in many cases just how they make their decisions is a “Black Box”, this research aims to develop a new AI architecture that will help AI’s explain their...

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GE’s revolutionary industrial machines can have conversations with engineers

GE’s revolutionary industrial machines can have conversations with engineers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As emerging technologies combine we’re entering the era where we can talk to machines in the same way we talk to other people – and the possibilities are staggering.   As more and more emerging technologies mature – or, at least improve, we are gradually...

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Google Translate has made up its own secret language

Google Translate has made up its own secret language

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not being able to speak other languages divides us, and it prevents us and the machines from understanding each other and the content we all generate. By breaking down communication barriers we are opening ourselves up to a new world of data and possibilities.  ...

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