A new Virtual Government is helping the UN solve global inequality

A new Virtual Government is helping the UN solve global inequality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many inequalities in the world, but sometimes governments don’t know which investment or programs will make the biggest impact, now they have help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see all too clearly today...

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Nvidia’s AI watched Pac-Man then re-created the game from scratch without coding

Nvidia’s AI watched Pac-Man then re-created the game from scratch without coding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s that can watch something and then instinctively learn how to do it or re-create it have the potential to revolutionise everything and every industry.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been talking a lot about...

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Google built a four legged robot that then taught itself to walk

Google built a four legged robot that then taught itself to walk

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we have to teach robots how to do everything the rate innovation in the field is going to be lethargic, but if robots can teach themselves it’ll dramatically accelerate their rate of development.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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An AI just designed then 3D printed a completely new form of rocket engine

An AI just designed then 3D printed a completely new form of rocket engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Creative Machines get better at designing and innovating products one day they’ll outperform humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For the past number of years I’ve been taking about the rise of so called Creative Machines,...

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Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of AAA game making and movie making is merging thanks to the development of increasingly powerful game engines and new film making techniques.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Jon Favreau and MPC Film’s Lion King...

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Uber’s breakthrough problem solving AI learns by creating then solving its own problems

Uber’s breakthrough problem solving AI learns by creating then solving its own problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solving problems is hard and requires a different set of skills – human skills. Now Uber’s AI is getting those same skills, but in an exponential way.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine an Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Google gave an AI intuition, then it drove a race car without being taught

Google gave an AI intuition, then it drove a race car without being taught

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans and animals learn many things intuitively, like walking, and now researchers have found a way to embody this same trait within AI.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Animals are lucky, after all they’re born with innate...

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The world’s first living robots were created by an AI and a supercomputer

The world’s first living robots were created by an AI and a supercomputer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As scientists continue to unravel the mysteries of life they’re increasingly finding new ways to edit, control, and manipulate it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, when I talk about robots the first thing that...

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IBM trials virtual classroom to help students master Chinese faster

IBM trials virtual classroom to help students master Chinese faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF They say that people learn faster when they are able to live the experiences they’re being taught, and that could make VR a game changer in education.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Often the best way to...

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World’s most dexterous robot now solves Rubiks’ cubes one handed

World’s most dexterous robot now solves Rubiks’ cubes one handed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Training robots new tricks used to take a long long time, now we can cram hundreds of years of training into just days.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how a company had managed to...

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A brain controlled exoskeleton just let a quadraplegic man walk again

A brain controlled exoskeleton just let a quadraplegic man walk again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As brain machine interfaces improve it’s giving researchers the ability to build new revolutionary, life changing products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago a quadriplegic man learned how to drive a car, and now...

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Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sport is amazingly powerful, it transcends national politics, and its benefits on our mental and physical well being are well documented, so let’s take a look at what the future holds.   It was with great delight that I was asked to be the keynote...

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An AI learned to surf and use tools after playing 500 million games of hide and seek

An AI learned to surf and use tools after playing 500 million games of hide and seek

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI researchers applied human evolutionary philosophies to train their AI, and witnessed a breakthrough that saw the AI’s create and use their own tools.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the early days of life on Earth,...

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AI researchers clone dragonfly brains to create better missile defences

AI researchers clone dragonfly brains to create better missile defences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature manages to pack intelligence into lean, small packages – or brains –  and researchers are trying to copy it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories led by computational neuroscientist Frances Chance are...

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Nvidia creates the world’s first video game demo using AI generated graphics

Nvidia creates the world’s first video game demo using AI generated graphics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI becomes both the tool and the creator of graphics and content, you can expect to see much more of this in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The recent boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Virtual reality is helping scientists discover new drugs faster

Virtual reality is helping scientists discover new drugs faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Discovering new drugs is a laborious and expensive process, but VR is helping make it significantly faster and cheaper.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Virtual Reality (VR), the same technology that’s revolutionising video games and cancer treatments by...

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Amazon trained their delivery bot Scout in the virtual world so it could handle the real one

Amazon trained their delivery bot Scout in the virtual world so it could handle the real one

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Training AI software and robots in the virtual world will dramatically accelerate disruption and the world’s rate of change.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Amazon, who are already on their way to becoming a fully autonomous retailer, recently...

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Promethean AI lets games developers use their voices to automatically create new game environments

Promethean AI lets games developers use their voices to automatically create new game environments

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Developing games worlds takes up a huge amount of money, time and effort, but now even newbies can generate realistic environments in seconds and for free.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Recently Nvidia showed off an Artificial Intelligence...

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AI gets to grips with designing cities so humans don’t have to

AI gets to grips with designing cities so humans don’t have to

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is taking on more and more challenges, and “grunt work,” and now it’s starting to design our cities and communities.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. For the past couple of years, as I’ve watched the rise of...

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Japanese researchers unveil their stunning “full body DeepFakes”

Japanese researchers unveil their stunning “full body DeepFakes”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pandora’s Box has been opened, and very soon you won’t be able to tell what content was created by a human, and what was created by a machine.   I’ve been talking about the rise of realistic, people fooling synthetic content that’s created by machines...

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