US Air Force announces plans to update fighter jet software in mid flight

US Air Force announces plans to update fighter jet software in mid flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Updating any software over the air is difficult, but when it’s a $175 million lethal weapons system, and in the age of autonomous AI’s, the stakes and rewards are much much higher.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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New printing process turns common-a-garden paper into electronic gadgets

New printing process turns common-a-garden paper into electronic gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly everything can be turned into an electronic smart device – even paper – and innovations like this will make a raft of new products possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve...

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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 find a new way to train AI’s to protect them from deadly adversarial attacks

Researchers find a new way to train AI’s to protect them from deadly adversarial attacks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more of the world comes to rely on AI adversarial attacks pose a particular challenge to companies and people in critical industries who are responsible for the safety of people and systems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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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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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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Israeli researchers newest hack uses fans to steal classified data from top secret servers

Israeli researchers newest hack uses fans to steal classified data from top secret servers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Security is a game of cat and mouse, and there are plenty of ways to steal top secret data …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you have top secret data to protect like, in today’s time...

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A convincing DeepFake Elon Musk just Zoom-bombed a video call

A convincing DeepFake Elon Musk just Zoom-bombed a video call

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s getting easier to create DeepFakes and use them for fun or to run scams.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk’s SpaceX might have banned Zoom for its employees over security concerns, however, you shouldn’t be surprised if...

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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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Microsoft AI that discovers 97 percent of critical software security flaws released

Microsoft AI that discovers 97 percent of critical software security flaws released

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The digital world is reliant on software that contains bugs and security vulnerabilities that all need identifying and patching, this new AI automates the task.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve written extensively before about a new...

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Futurist in the press: Coronavirus and the future of air travel, Business Standard

Futurist in the press: Coronavirus and the future of air travel, Business Standard

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid takes a wrecking ball through the global airline industry we take a look at what happens next and its impact on global travel.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Sai at Business...

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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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MIT invents a cryptographic “Tag of Everything” to defeat counterfeiters

MIT invents a cryptographic “Tag of Everything” to defeat counterfeiters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As it gets easier to produce products of every kind, from parts for nuclear submarines to medicines, we need a way to guarantee the authenticity of our products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently a team in...

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The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The number of technologies we can use to accurately identify and classify people are growing at a staggering rate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The US military could soon spot you in a crowd, not by your...

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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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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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Scientists have managed to clone photons using quantum dots

Scientists have managed to clone photons using quantum dots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to clone photons opens up new possibilities when it comes to quantum computing and quantum internet, but could also help hackers hack these systems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the global quest to develop...

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An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future we won’t be able to believe everything we see or read, irrespective what the content is, so we need new ways to separate truth from fiction.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI,...

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