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7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

Innovation

IBM Watson's next target? Hunting down the hackers

The sixth installment in the Cognitive Insight series highlights how IBM Watson is being trained to take on the cybercriminals<p>The world is going through a cybersecurity pandemic. No day passes without a hack or data theft being carried out, discovered, or begrudgingly announced. High-profile …

Could we soon 'upgrade' our bodies? Extreme bionics will create modular superhumans

MIT's Center for Extreme Bionics it trying to eliminate human disabilities and push us beyond the limits of our own bodies<p>From peg legs through hook hands and iron fists, for millennia prosthetics were a very poor substitute for our basic biology. No-one would have voluntarily chosen a prosthetic. …

Alphabet’s Google is searching for its next hit

The rise of voice computing may threaten its lucrative search business<p>“JUDGE a man by his questions, rather than his answers,” Voltaire advised. …

Faraday Future SUV smokes a Tesla Model X in intriguing drag race video

As a hyper-secretive electric car company with a flair for self-promotion and intriguing teaser videos, Faraday Future has been on our radar for …

Supersonic Travel Is Booming

VIEW GALLERY | 8 PHOTOS<p>In development since the early 2000s, Aireon’s AS2 bizjet taps into an aerodynamic quality known as “natural laminar flow” to …

Aerospace

Truckers think automation won’t take their jobs for 40 years. Silicon Valley strongly disagrees.

As far as most truckers can tell, the danger of losing their jobs to robots is still a long, long way off.<p>“I don’t have a single member who’s ready to buy a bunch of automated trucks even if they could,” says R. J. Cervantes, whose California Trucking Association represents fleet owners in the …

Silicon Valley

This incredible gadget lets you draw physical 3D objects in mid-air

There’s a reason 3D printing is so popular these days: it’s awesome. Instead of having to spend thousands of dollars working with a prototyping …

Hyperloop One Has Huge Ambitions For New Sci-Fi Transport System

As if building a revolutionary transportation system using magnets and vacuum tubes was not insanely ambitious enough, Hyperloop One has now extended …

Hyperloop

The Next Global Arms Race Aims to Perfect Artificial Intelligence

A country's dexterity with artificial intelligence technology might be the next strong source of national pride and international power.<p>Knowing it would lay the foundation for the future of medicine, IBM captured the world's imagination in 2011 with Watson, a supercomputer that not only won …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget high streets, by 2030 everyone will be shopping in virtual reality

Future Visuals is creating VR experiences for John Lewis, Ferrari and McDonalds<p>Tim Flemming is creating virtual environments for everyone from McDonald's, to Ferrari and John Lewis.<p>The founder of Future Visual says virtual reality has the potential to change how shopping works. "The high street …

Virtual Reality

Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI

Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously, …

Innovation

Improving Robot Response to Anticipate Human Actions

Researchers at Cornell University have created a machine-learning model for generating an appropriate robot response based on evaluating human …

Robots

Apps are dying. Long live the subservient bots ready to fulfil your every desire

Apps are about to be eclipsed by a new conversational interface: bots - and they know what you need and are ready to serve<p>Subscribe to WIRED<p><b>The app boom is over. There are now more than 4.2 million apps</b> available for Android and iOS, but three-quarters of American smartphone users download a grand …

Chatbots

The road to tomorrow: streets need to be as smart as the cars driving on them

It’s not enough for future vehicles to be shared and self-driving – a smart upgrade of our cities and streets is also required<p>Subscribe to WIRED<p><b>Flying-car enthusiasts may plan to make roads redundant, and</b> virtual telecommuting evangelists seek to do away with the need to travel at all - but for …

Cities

How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Many alarms have sounded on the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to upend the workforce, especially for easy-to-automate jobs. But managers at all levels will have to adapt to the world of smart machines. The fact is, artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Google’s New Phone Will Soon Be Irrelevant

Entering the hardware business is nothing unusual for an Internet giant like Google. But in launching its Pixel phone last week, Google (goog) is …

Google

How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

Artificial Intelligence

The key to Apple's success? Keeping it simple - from the man who put the 'i' in iPhone

The creator of the Apple i-prefix on the not-so-secret weapon of simplicity<p>Subscribe to WIRED<p>Early on in my advertising career, I slowly began to understand the power of simplicity.<p>It happened when I went to work at Apple's ad agency, Chiat/Day, in LA. Not that I had anything to do with Apple's …

Steve Jobs

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 - Smarter With Gartner

Today, a digital stethoscope has the ability to record and store heartbeat and respiratory sounds. Tomorrow, the stethoscope could function as an …

The Unbelievable Reality of the Impossible Hyperloop

Startup Hyperloop Technologies has started shooting magnetically levitated capsules along a track in Las Vegas to show off a radical idea for the …

Future Cities Could Run On Shared Fleets of Electric Self-Driving Cars

Over the coming decades, a dozen dense and developed cities may aggressively use shared fleets of electric and self-driving cars that could be …

Driverless Cars

Audi’s New Technology Is the Beginning of the End of Traffic Lights

Cars could soon be crisscrossing in front of one another while barely slowing down.<p>Audi has announced it is rolling out a feature in some of its new …

GE is building America's first offshore wind farm with turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The US uses an astounding amount of energy: about 97 quadrillion BTUs, or about 18% of world's total energy consumption. And demand is only going to increase over time.<p>The majority of the energy the country generates — which powers America's homes, internet, and urban infrastructure — comes from …

Wind Power

Facebook Plans to Beam Internet to Backwaters with Lasers

By detecting light in a new way, engineers can easily send data at 2.1 gigabits per second.<p>Engineers from Facebook’s Connectivity Lab have published …