Nvidia’s GauGan AI can now turn your crappy art into decent synthetic videos

Nvidia’s GauGan AI can now turn your crappy art into decent synthetic videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting better, quickly, at being able to generate increasingly hi resolution and sophisticated synthetic content, and that will turn the entire global creative industry on its head.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day digital humans will be as life-like as real humans in the way they act, behave, and talk, this is one big step on that journey.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Fossil fuels run out of gas as Bloomberg reports renewable energy is now the world’s cheapest energy

Fossil fuels run out of gas as Bloomberg reports renewable energy is now the world’s cheapest energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of generating electricity from renewable energy sources is approaching zero, and fossil fuels can’t compete as they face elimination from the global energy mix.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Disney just got closer to nailing life-like androids

Disney just got closer to nailing life-like androids

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone would take one of today’s robots for a human, so Disney’s development teams have been zeroing in on the fine details to close the gap.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes and synthetic content will continue to redefine how we make content and the tools we use to make 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. Wherever you look at the moment...

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Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your little wanna be pop stars are going to have to compete with virtual stars …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. America could soon be getting a new...

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Z Machine generates six times the world’s energy to create a White Dwarf star on Earth

Z Machine generates six times the world’s energy to create a White Dwarf star on Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The technology we’re developing as a society is increasingly making sci-fi look tame, and we are only just beginning.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past few years we’ve done...

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Futurist Keynote: The Future of Customer Experience, LinkedIn

Futurist Keynote: The Future of Customer Experience, LinkedIn

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New sci-fi like technologies are changing the customer experience like never before, and there’s plenty still to come.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Ana and the amazing...

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Futurist Keynote, USA: Unleash your Exponential Potential, Ingram Micro

Futurist Keynote, USA: Unleash your Exponential Potential, Ingram Micro

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology will soon help you unleash your exponential potential, and all you have to do is change your perspective.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Holly and the...

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Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Events are changing in a big way, and the Covid-19 lockdowns have encouraged some companies to really push the limits of what’s technologically possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Events are...

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A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit all week and users approved

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Artificial Intelligence improves it’s going to be increasingly difficult to distinguish human made content from machine generated, or “fake” content and that will be an issue …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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NASA and Nokia team up to build the Moon’s first 4G network

NASA and Nokia team up to build the Moon’s first 4G network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Early Moon colonists will need connectivity too, as well as their daily dose of internet cat sattire.   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. Over half the people on the planet don’t...

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Room temperature superconductor breakthrough teases new energy revolution

Room temperature superconductor breakthrough teases new energy revolution

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We use superconductors in everything from MRI and NMR machines to sci-fi quantum computers, and room temperature superconductors will change everything.   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. Following in the footsteps...

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Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

Radical new technique lets AI learn with practically no data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans don’t need to be told what everything is to understand it, we have a “natural” ability, now AI is gaining that ability too.   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. Machine...

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Futurist Podcast: The Future of Energy, The Mentor Project

Futurist Podcast: The Future of Energy, The Mentor Project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is going through an energy revolution and transition unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and the rate of energy innovation is truly staggering.   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....

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Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

Nvidia releases tons of new DeepFake tools to make Zoom calls suck less

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think you look awful on Zoom calls and have a face for radio then Nvidia’s got the tool you’ve been wishing for all year.   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...

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US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human gamers have to be able to think on their feet to overcome the odds, and now the US military is using that for their own advantage.   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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Boom supersonic unveil their first prototype commercial aircraft

Boom supersonic unveil their first prototype commercial aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We used to be able to travel supersonic, before the Concorde program was scrapped, but now those days are returning.   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. The days of supersonic travel...

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USAF experiments with neurotraining to cut pilot training times in half

USAF experiments with neurotraining to cut pilot training times in half

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Training soldiers and individuals faster gives countries an advantage in business and on the battlefield, and they’re using sci-fi like neuro-tech to realise substantial gains.   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....

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Apple iPhone 12 packs in Lidar to bring physical and virtual worlds closer together

Apple iPhone 12 packs in Lidar to bring physical and virtual worlds closer together

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lidar sensing systems used to be an incredibly large and incredibly expensive, and now they’re in your phone.   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. This week Apple introduced its latest line...

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