DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans can’t always predict the outcome of their code and the effect that it will have on decisions, so now AI’s are being given the ability to write their own algorithms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential...

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Reaction Engines tests carbon free Ammonia as future hypersonic jet fuel

Reaction Engines tests carbon free Ammonia as future hypersonic jet fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The aviation industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, so Reaction Engines is developing green fuel for its first line of hypersonic aircraft.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The next generation...

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UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our futures will increasingly be dictated for us by algorithms, and that could be very dangerous for us all.   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. As the debate around the benefits...

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Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Irrespective of the content, does it matter that the people you watch online or real? If the answer is no then those real people are out of jobs in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Futurist Keynote, London: Mastering the Exponential Era, Utilize

Futurist Keynote, London: Mastering the Exponential Era, Utilize

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is already here, the rate of global change is accelerating, and now is the time to futureproof yourself.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It was a great honour...

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ESA machine turns moondust into oxygen and metal to help first moon colonists survive

ESA machine turns moondust into oxygen and metal to help first moon colonists survive

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This new machine turns the Moon into the equivalent of a motorway service station by helping astronauts create rocket fuel for onward missions to Mars, and oxygen for survival.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The insurance industry faces more opportunity than at any other point in its entire history, and the industry will need a diverse workforce to capitalise on it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Virgin Galactic unveils the interior cabin of it’s tourist space plane

Virgin Galactic unveils the interior cabin of it’s tourist space plane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re jetting off on your holidays today to some foreign land, then tomorrow you could be travelling to hotels in space …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while...

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Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of life was created using just two strands of DNA with 4 nucleotides, so what could we achieve with four stranded DNA that has 8 nucleotides?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of food doesn’t involve raising animals for slaughter or growing crops in fields … and it’s arriving.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon and Ocado are growing crops in vertical farms in warehouses, not open fields, companies are 3D printing beef...

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New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human-on-a-Chip technologies could dramatically accelerate drug testing and get vital drugs into the market faster to save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to testing the efficacy of untested drugs to see whether or not...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: Full Speed Ahead, WIRED

Futurist Keynote, UK: Full Speed Ahead, WIRED

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world was already changing rapidly before COVID-19, and post COVID the rate of change is set to accelerate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, I’d like to thank Catherine, Greg, and the team at Condé Nast and WIRED...

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Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we grow crops today is inefficient, and vertical farms offer companies a new way to grow organic crops en masse without ruining the planet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about new ways to...

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As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and innovations are eroding people’s privacy like never before, for better and worse …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has spurred people everywhere around the world to come up...

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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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Smart molecule breakthrough could boost computer memory by over a 100 fold

Smart molecule breakthrough could boost computer memory by over a 100 fold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The exponential growth in data volumes mean today’s technologies are bursting at the seems so we need new ones.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Transistor sizes have been getting smaller for decades to the point that today...

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Doctors treating Covid-19 patients use Microsoft Hololens to keep them and their teams safe

Doctors treating Covid-19 patients use Microsoft Hololens to keep them and their teams safe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During Covid-19 there’s been a huge shortage of PPE and doctors on the front line have been at the greatest risk of catching the disease, mixed reality technologies significantly reduce the risks.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Futurist Keynote, Birmingham: Investing in the Exponential Era, Personal Finance Society

Futurist Keynote, Birmingham: Investing in the Exponential Era, Personal Finance Society

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all work hard for our money, and then we want our money to work hard for us so we can retire in comfort, but the exponential future makes investing and planning for the future more challenging that ever.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect,...

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Featured Futurist: Change the Abstract, Sopra Steria

Featured Futurist: Change the Abstract, Sopra Steria

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the rate of disruption accelerates many companies around the world are struggling with how to master it, and now help’s on hand.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, a big thank you to Ian, Sopra Steria’s...

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Featured Futurist: The Climb to Digital Transformation, Cherwell

Featured Futurist: The Climb to Digital Transformation, Cherwell

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital transformation programs were already being prioritised before Covid-19 arrived, but post Covid they’re going to be supercharged.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, a big thanks to Ann and the team at Cherwell Software who in...

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