The belief that robots will replace human workers is fairly widespread. Researchers from the Brookings Institution surveyed more than 1,500 internet users on their thoughts about AI, and the results were somewhat predictable. A mere 12 percent suggested that jobs would be created, and 13 percent believed AI would have no effect. These are small numbers indeed compared […]
Up until a few years ago, interconnected devices were more dream than reality, and it’s easy to feel like the fitness tracker fad was the beginning of wearables. In reality, of course, the groundwork was laid decades before— years even before the Internet was launched. With all the amazing potential for wearable IoT devices, it’s […]
Virtual reality (VR) is a new means of audiovisual communication. Its mission is to sell the idea of entry into a three-dimensional computer generated environment where the experience is so surprising that it cuts our minds to believe that this virtual world is really Reality. Its ultimate goal is to allow us to experience the senses […]
Amazon’s engineers are cooking up some wild ideas on how to integrate drones into major cities. In the latest patent filing, the e-commerce giant shows how special facilities connected to trains, boats, and vans could be used as storage space and repair stations for drones. The drones would be moved to areas of anticipated demand […]
The Internet of Things will be the next stage in the computer revolution, this time focused on the “type of data we collect,” according to a whitepaper from ARM. The British semiconductor firm, recently acquired by SoftBank for $32 billion, estimates that one trillion IoT devices will be built between 2017 to 2035, adding $5 […]
Self-driving vehicles will remarkably change the global economy in less than 20 years, heavily impacting government, insurance, media, security, logistics, and the automotive industry. That’s according to a new report by Forrester researchers Laura Koetzle and Carlton A. Doty. Forrester believes that even though more rides will take place every day in 2035, the amount […]
A group of Japanese scientists have created an “inflammation-free, lightweight, stretchable” e-skin sensor capable of lasting for up to a week, published in Nature Nanotechnology this week. The new development could open the way for medical wearables that track heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar throughout the week, without being invasive to the user. See […]
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has called on governments to proactively regulate artificial intelligence, before we arrive at the general purpose AI stage. Musk, who also founded non-profit AI research company OpenAI, has stated before his view that AI is an existential threat to humanity and he repeated the same warnings at the National […]
Autonomous cars are rife with benefits, but a new research study suggests that congestion and cars on the road will get higher, as we seed control to the computers. More people will be allowed on the road as regulations are relaxed, allowing old, disabled, and youth to drive a car. That will not only lead […]
Our wearables will inevitably talk to our appliances. We may not like what they have to say.
A side project from Google engineers emulates the operation of a superfast, but very, very different, type of computer.
It’s a choose-your-own-adventure tale with huge implications.
The virtual reality pioneer sells its groundbreaking technology to the world’s biggest social network. Is this the end of days?
Forget disruption. Technological progress comes via waves of building on past breakthroughs.
Think “Choose Your Own Adventure” crossed with the holodeck and Amazon.com.