Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This strikes at the heart of people’s moral conundrums when it comes to the ethics of privacy – on the one hand the idea is to be praised, and on the other demonised …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation and misinformation is its own growing pandemic, and Facebook’s latest innovation can identify who’s creating it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Deepfakes aren’t a big problem on Facebook right now,...

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Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Earth imagery and mapping are important for all sorts of reasons, and there are real world implications if they’re manipulated.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you seen the latest deepfake...

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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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World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We now have an easy way to detect bombs and nuclear weapons, in a convenient hand held device …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After the successful test of the WATCHMAN...

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Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect viruses in the blood and filter them out before they cause harm has its uses …   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 biggest problems during...

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NYPD sends in their robot DigiDog to spy on perps in the Bronx

NYPD sends in their robot DigiDog to spy on perps in the Bronx

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly powerful technologies let individuals and organisations do increasingly powerful things, and that worries many people who might be on the receiving end.   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 day robots...

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Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re reinventing the car, and adding legs gives it a whole new dimension …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When we think about the future of transport it looks like everything...

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This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social media algorithms are made to show you more of what you’ve seen before so it’s easy to get stuck in an internet echo chamber and radicalised. This algorithm breaks those chambers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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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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Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people and companies want to be able to predict the future, for a whole variety of different reasons, so will this new approach work? Only time, ironically, will tell.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to control and read the minds of animals and insects used to be sci fi, now it’s real … and proving useful.   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. A...

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Criminal actors created and weaponised a network of DeepFakes to discredit sovereign countries

Criminal actors created and weaponised a network of DeepFakes to discredit sovereign countries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to believe what you see, hear, and read online will soon become an almost impossible job.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about the upsides and downsides of Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms that can...

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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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New Ford update cooks cars to protect first responders from Covid-19

New Ford update cooks cars to protect first responders from Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Innovations to fight the spread of Covid-19 are everywhere, and Ford’s latest innovation helps first responders on the front line safe by cooking their vehicles.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has been a big boost for robots, and now they’re taking over coffee shops.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, has been a boon for the rapid testing and development of a...

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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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Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Detecting the presence of Coronavirus is difficult, this makes it as easy as strapping on a basic face mask.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Coronavirus, Covid-19, is having a devastating impact on people and one of the...

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DeepMind’s newest AI studies humans to exploit weaknesses in their strategies

DeepMind’s newest AI studies humans to exploit weaknesses in their strategies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everyone has their weaknesses, now researchers have developed AI’s that can identify and exploit them, one day though these AI’s will be able to identify and exploit any human flaw, as well as flaws in other AI’s, for better and worse.   Interested in the Exponential...

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First of a kind biosensor detects Covid-19 in the air around you

First of a kind biosensor detects Covid-19 in the air around you

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the current Coronavirus pandemic how do you know the air around you is free from the virus? Or not? Now you have a way to find out.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past few...

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