New tests prove Covid-19 virus wasn’t made by humans in a lab

New tests prove Covid-19 virus wasn’t made by humans in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our mastery of synthetic biology improves so too does our ability to create new types of artificial bio-weaponry, and it’s freaking governments out.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A decade or so ago the mere thought...

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A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there are no vaccines for Covid-19 and complete vaccines will take at least 12 to 18 months to materialise, so scientists are turning to alternative approaches.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19,...

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Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It takes years to develop vaccines, but when pandemics emerge you only have months and that’s not enough time so DARPA are trying to create a therapeutic shield to protect people until they arrive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid-19 continues its rampage around the world governments are finding new uses for some familiar technologies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Increasingly the current Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and it’s rise to...

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Spanish police recruit drones to help keep people indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic

Spanish police recruit drones to help keep people indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the current pandemic the police are stretched, and many are falling ill, so increasingly technology is on the front line.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the world almost every form of...

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Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the Covid-19 pandemic rampages around the world organisations are finding novel ways to stop it from spreading.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Subway systems carry a lot of people in confined spaces. That’s what makes them...

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Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the global Covid-19 pandemic accelerates robots are coming to the rescue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic robots are being used to help perform remote diagnoses and clean trains and subways,...

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Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetic engineering is the ultimate Pandora’s Box, and the lid’s coming off as companies discover new ways to control and kill pests in the wild.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s play a game… what’s the most...

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Verizon shows off their latest Superbowl 5G experience

Verizon shows off their latest Superbowl 5G experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 5G will help organisations deliver a whole variety of new customer experiences, like these…   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the questions I often get asked is what’s so special about 5G? 5G is what I...

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ClearView puts the full power of facial recognition into law enforcement’s hands

ClearView puts the full power of facial recognition into law enforcement’s hands

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine no longer being anonymous in public – that reality is already here.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Biometric identification is great, unless of course you value your privacy. And today we’re mostly used to facial recognition...

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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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Baltimore becomes the first US city to be watched from the air 24/7

Baltimore becomes the first US city to be watched from the air 24/7

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As airborne platforms, from aircraft to drones, and as machine vision and optic technologies improve, our ability to monitor cities and people from the air in real time will improve dramatically.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A...

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DARPA wants to genetically engineer soldiers to protect them from biological and chemical weapons

DARPA wants to genetically engineer soldiers to protect them from biological and chemical weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our understanding of how to manipulate the genetic code improves we’re slowing unlocking a whole new world of possible use cases.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The US Pentagon’s bleeding edge research arm DARPA, whose crazy...

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IBM unveil their artificial tongue to improve food safety

IBM unveil their artificial tongue to improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of situations where we want to test things, such as food and water, to see if they’re safe without actually tasting them ourselves, and now you can.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Insane AI listened to peoples voices then created accurate photofits

Insane AI listened to peoples voices then created accurate photofits

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s use becomes ubiquitous, from surveillance to crime fighting, innovations like this are a double edged sword.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now becoming the foundational technology that’s helping create a host of...

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Bots are taking out paedophiles and keeping children safe from online sexual predators

Bots are taking out paedophiles and keeping children safe from online sexual predators

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many ways to use bots, they can spread fake news, or as in this case, be used to catch paedophiles and keep children safe from online sexual predators.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Everyone knows that...

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Scientists hunt for “Kryptonite to stop CRISPR,” the world’s most powerful gene editing tool

Scientists hunt for “Kryptonite to stop CRISPR,” the world’s most powerful gene editing tool

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time the cost and ease of modifying any living organisms genome and genetic makeup, for better and worse, will fall to almost zero, and as gene editing tools become democratised and sought after by Bio-Terrorists, researchers are trying to find the technology’s Kryptonite –...

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“Unblinking Eye” pre-crime tech gets investment boost from UK government

“Unblinking Eye” pre-crime tech gets investment boost from UK government

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the pace of terrorism accelerates agencies around the world are trying to find the needles in the data haystack that can help them predict attacks before they happen.   In the movie Fast and the Furious 7 movie a secretive US government agency created...

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New pre-crime tech detects shoplifters before they commit the crime

New pre-crime tech detects shoplifters before they commit the crime

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s that can predict outcomes from users behaviours are becoming increasingly common, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is the area of pre-crime detection.   It’s watching, and knows a crime is about to take place before it happens – this is the...

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