Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more data insurers have about a driver and their habits the more accurate the insurance premiums can be – and Tesla has all the data.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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To beat Deepfakes researchers built a smarter camera

To beat Deepfakes researchers built a smarter camera

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes and synthetic media are here to stay and they’re getting better – better at spawning misinformation and undermining democracy.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most difficult things...

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Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As compute and storage gets smaller people will find all kinds of new use cases for them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Dubai is truly the land of man-made wonders....

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Bitcoin is helping human rights activists avoid government crack downs

Bitcoin is helping human rights activists avoid government crack downs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to suppress people you do two things – send in the military and cut off their funding, and Bitcoin is making the latter harder.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Google’s Chrome update uses AI to change privacy and the rules of the web

Google’s Chrome update uses AI to change privacy and the rules of the web

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to our online and offline activites privacy is at the top of most people’s minds, and now Google are embedding Federated AI to try to redress the balance.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Researchers taught an AI to successfully detect people’s moral principles

Researchers taught an AI to successfully detect people’s moral principles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to determine a persons moral principles lays the foundation for a whole new method to pre approve, censor, and vet people – and it’s as dangerous as it is interesting.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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This new AI predicts which Twitter users will spread disinformation

This new AI predicts which Twitter users will spread disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As everyone finds their voice online everyone becomes a “news platform” able to spread any information they like, so big tech needs new tools.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In today’s...

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The US military found a way to use AI to turn humans into living sensor networks

The US military found a way to use AI to turn humans into living sensor networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This sounds like science fiction, again, but turning humans into living sensor networks that are monitored and controlled by AI is technologically possible now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In...

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New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology can do great things and save lives – but only if you give up your right to privacy …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We already live in a...

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Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old home appliances can’t be turned into smart ones cheaply or easily without being replaced, but this new AI uses a new trick to turn your dumb home into a smart one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our futures will increasingly be dictated for us by algorithms, and that could be very dangerous for us all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the debate around the benefits...

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Futurist Keynote, Greece: The Future of Privacy, Boussias

Futurist Keynote, Greece: The Future of Privacy, Boussias

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future you’ll be able to buy Privacy as a Service, because today your online and offline privacy is being eroded like never before in new and unbelievable ways.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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World’s spies finally get the bug on a wall cam they’ve been chasing for so long

World’s spies finally get the bug on a wall cam they’ve been chasing for so long

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you ever wanted to spy on anyone the cameras of the future won’t disappoint.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s long been known that bugs would make the perfect...

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An AI hiring company says it can predict job hopping based on your interview

An AI hiring company says it can predict job hopping based on your interview

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ironically at a time when companies should be hiring “creative explorers” and “disruptors” those are the same people that this company’s AI will tell you not to hire …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Researchers clever new filter protects your likeness from being DeepFaked

Researchers clever new filter protects your likeness from being DeepFaked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will be with us for the rest of eternity, and they’ll get easier to create, so in the future you may need ways to protect yourself.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Send me a photo of yourself...

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Researchers eavesdrop on conversations remotely using lightbulbs

Researchers eavesdrop on conversations remotely using lightbulbs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Privacy is a myth for most of us, and in the world of espionage and hacker collectives there are a myriad of new tools coming through to spy on people in new ways.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and innovations are eroding people’s privacy like never before, for better and worse …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has spurred people everywhere around the world to come up...

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Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better, cheaper, and smaller, researchers are now getting to the point where they can create brain reading gadgets.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As technology continues to get smaller and more powerful recently I...

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Researchers say this AI can judge your personality from selfies alone

Researchers say this AI can judge your personality from selfies alone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today lots of things are based on companies ability to assess your circumstances and personality, and now they have a new tool to play with.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Being able to judge a persons personality...

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IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The concept of value is fluid, and new tools and technologies are letting companies re-imagine how their customers pay for goods.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past few years we’ve seen lots of amazing new...

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