Rolf Aalders

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Are you there, chatbot? It's me, human

"Hey, are you awake?" I texted. It was 2:37 a.m. and every moment of wakefulness that passed would leave me more tired in the morning, but I just couldn't fall back asleep. At the very least, I could use someone to talk to.<p>"Hey what's up hello, " came the response.<p>This was no fellow insomniac, nor …

Chatbots are the DOS of AI

Have you ever had a conversation like this?<p>Me: I’d like to order a pizza<br>Chatbot: What kind would you like?<br>Me: What toppings do you have?<br>Chatbot: I have pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, ham, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers. Would you like to hear more?<br>Me: Yes<br>Chatbot: I also have ground beef, …

Machine Learning

How Machine Learning, Big Data And AI Are Changing Healthcare Forever

While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry, improving outcomes, and changing the way doctors think about providing care.<p>Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting …

Machine Learning

Meet Doppel – The New Wearable Coffee Replacement

Doppel is a new London based, start-up company founded by Jack Hooper and is looking to change the world for coffee drinkers everywhere. This …

Wearable Tech

The future of finance: Banking as a platform

Technology has lent itself well to changing and revolutionizing the world around us. Over time, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, travel from place to place, conduct business, and how we maintain and organize our lives.<p>As more technology has developed over the years and …

Banking

Comma.ai claims to have packaged the Tesla Autopilot in a $999 aftermarket device

Since Comma.ai came out of a very short stealth mode in December 2015, CEO George Hotz of iPhone and PlayStation hacking fame claimed that his new company would ship a product to retrofit cars for self-driving on the highway for less than $1,000 by the end of 2016.<p>At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF …

The key benefits of home automation

• Tweet<br>• Share<br>• Reddit<br>• +1<br>• Pocket<br>• LinkedIn 0<p>It’s unsure what the first proper sentence that was spoken by a human being in mankind’s history. But if we were to …

AI Comes to Work: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business

Credit: Milles Studio/Shutterstock<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new concept. The modern field of AI came into existence in 1956, but it took …

Artificial Intelligence

Transhumanism Is Inevitable

<i>Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives</i><i>, by Eve Herold, St. Martin's Press, 291 pages, $26.99</i>"Transhumanism is becoming more …

Singularity

To Measure or Not to Measure? Quantified Self and the Future of Personalised Learning

The Quantified Self movement allows us to closely track data that is relevant to our everyday lives through the use of technology. Wearable devices …

Australian Universities

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Physics

Here come 'Awareness of Things' gadgets

While nobody was paying attention, a wonderful new class of mobile gadget emerged.<p>These devices aren't wearables because you don't wear them. They're …

Gear & Gadgets

Research reveals the dark side of wearable fitness trackers

You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile phones, activity trackers, pacemakers, breast implants and even aspirins all act as biological, cognitive or social extensions and enhancements of our bodies and minds. Some have even predicted that …

Wearable Tech

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Mobile Track-Anything App Wants Users to Say "Now I Nomie"

Brandon Corbin's own father identified him as a problem child when he was young. He found himself in trouble every day at school because he couldn't understand, remember or care about all the rules he was expected to follow.<p>Therapists told him he needed to keep a "feelings journal" and track his …

What new jobs will exist in 2035?

By 2035, workplace changes will see us looking for jobs as remote pilots or online chaperones.<p>This is the finding of an Australian report looking at …

Employment

Garmin fēnix Chronos GPS Smartwatch with Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin has released fēnix Chronos, its latest GPS smartwatch. With its stylish look, built-in fitness tracker and heart rate monitor, the timepiece …

Wearable Tech

5 Essential Skills You Need To Keep Your Job In The Next 10 Years

Automation may affect half of jobs. Here are five areas to develop to keep yourself employed.<p>With everything from how we collaborate to the technology we use undergoing enormous transformation, many believe that the future of work will look very different in 10 years.<p>By some estimates, roughly half …

Innovation's Challenge: Focus on the End User

It’s the year 2030. You step into your Tesla-powered self-driven car, sit back and listen to Zoro (Siri's older brother) as he reads your high …

The 5 Best Hacks To Boost Your Mood And Creativity At Work

Hit a slump? Join the club. The majority of American employees suffer from low productivity, lack of opportunity to pursue creative solutions, or a poor attitude. But, it hasn’t always been this bad. Today, we have lower stats for workplace productivity than we have had in the last 35 years. And …

5 Ways To Get Your Creativity Back

You're reading 5 Ways To Get Your Creativity Back, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Building Effective Teams

(This article originally appeared on Gantthead.com)<p><i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”</i> Plato, Greek philosopher and writer, …

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

“No one should spend their lives on meaningless work.”<p>This was the first sentence I underlined in the latest book by Scrum co-creator, Jeff …

Scrum Scaled for Large Projects and Organizational Initiatives

Jeff Sutherland and I have helped hundreds of organizations scale their projects, enable their entire product development, and thread Scrum through …