Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your smartphone is off it isn’t and that means certain active components can be hacked even when you think they can’t.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some deepfakes are meant for fun, others are meant to spread lies, disinformation, and weaponise society against itself so new tools are needed to detect them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Smartphones could one day identify you by your grip

Smartphones could one day identify you by your grip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many more ways to identify who you are – for all sorts of purposes – than you might think.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to predict peoples behaviours before they occur can be useful, but it can also be dangerous if they’re in the wrong governments hands.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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An AI invented over 40,000 new chemical weapons in just 6 hours but it’s OK

An AI invented over 40,000 new chemical weapons in just 6 hours but it’s OK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can be used to do great good, but it can also be weaponised to create great harm. This is an example of the latter, and we’re just getting started – are bioweapons next? Yes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more devices and robots talk to one another directly we need to find new ways to secure their communications, and blockchain is ideal …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your voice is your password and your voice can be cloned it’s not that easy to get a new password … Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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This sci-fi like E. coli biocomputer solved a classic maze problem with no errors

This sci-fi like E. coli biocomputer solved a classic maze problem with no errors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of computing is a lot more sci-fi than you might think and we’re building that future today …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The world’s first commercial quantum network is being built in London

The world’s first commercial quantum network is being built in London

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hackers want to steal data and eavesdrop on communications, quantum networks make that almost impossible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Quantum networks, which are...

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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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New AI computer vision system detects malware with staggering accuracy

New AI computer vision system detects malware with staggering accuracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The use of machine vision, using computers to “see” malware and cyber threats, is revolutionary and possible game changing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can change your password but you can’t change your face… and biometric authentication systems are now being hacked at scale.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When someone hacks your connected toaster it’s a nuisance, but when someone takes control of millions of connected cars and crashes them into one another it’s a bigger problem – now there’s a solution to prevent that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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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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Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will soon be so powerful they could crack 70% of the world’s encryption systems, so researchers are racing to find a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year...

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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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A tiny self-erasing computer chip could improve your company’s security

A tiny self-erasing computer chip could improve your company’s security

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If it’s connected it’s vulnerable to attack, and in the future everything is connected so we need new security technologies …   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 I used to work...

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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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