Bert De Boer

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Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late

Musk is terrified of an AI takeover.<p>Elon Musk doesn’t scare easily — he wants to send people to Mars and believes that all cars will be driving themselves in the next 10 years. He’s excited about it!<p>But there <i>is</i> something that really scares Musk: Artificial Intelligence, and the idea of software and …

Have we given artificial intelligence too much power too soon?

How will artificial intelligence systems change the way we live? This is a tough question: on one hand, AI tools are producing compelling advances in complex tasks, with dramatic improvements in energy consumption, audio processing, and leukemia detection. There is extraordinary potential to do …

Artificial Intelligence

Google launches Springboard, an AI-powered assistant for its enterprise customers

Google has unwrapped two significant announcements for its enterprise customers, the most notable of which is the rollout of Springboard, a new digital assistant to help enterprise companies that make use of Google’s services for business.<p>Springboard, which has been in testing with “a small set of …

Artificial Intelligence

Pepper robot to work in Belgian hospitals

<b>Pepper, the humanoid robot programmed to "understand" human emotions, is to take a new job - as a receptionist in two Belgian hospitals.</b><p>It will be the robot's first foray into healthcare after previous deployments in shopping centres, banks and train stations.<p>One hospital plans to deploy more …

Prompt debuts “a command line for the real world”

In a world suffering from app overload, the Y Combinator-backed startup Prompt introduces a different way to interact with services, make purchases or even control “Internet of Things” devices — all by way of text-based interface. The application, which can be used via SMS, Slack or the web, lets …

Devialet's $2,000 Phantom speaker lands with a boom in the US

There always seems to be a gap between what's described as "good sound" and "great sound" for home audio systems, one that's usually bridged in dollar signs. Serious audiophiles with a discerning ear, lots of cash and enough square footage can always find a unique and powerful setup that will …

Audiophile

Meet The First Aid Blanket

I love the world of inspiration, imagination and concept design! How else is it possible that we have two strikingly similar concepts, designed by …

Cree just released a smart bulb that only costs 15 bucks

If you’re keen on getting some smart light bulbs in your house but have been waiting for the right time to strike, now is your moment. Earlier today …

Home Automation

A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things

It’s a familiar adage in the tech world that hardware is hard. After all, a single coder can ship an app, armed with just a computer. But a new piece …

Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: a pollution-reversing bicycle

Bikes help the environment by not emitting air pollution, but the Air-Purifier Bike goes one step further. This electric bicycle has been designed …

The Mug That Won’t Fall

A big, computer-ruining spill at the designer’s office served as the inspiration behind this better, smarter mug! Powered by patented “Smartgrip” …

Låmpion Hybrid Vacuum Tube Amplifer

Barcelona based studio Stefan Radev & Partners recently dropped an eye-catching piece of audio equipment into our inbox. Designed for Danish audio …

Kit Bike by Lucid Design packs into a bag

Indian company Lucid Design has created a conceptual "bike in a bag" that would quickly dismantle into parts to fit into a backpack (+ movie).<p>The …

Heart-Monitoring Sports Bras : "sports bra"

The Sensoria Fitness Bra is a high-tech sports bra that's equipped with electrodes to makes the process of monitoring your heartbeat as comfortable …

Top Internet of Things Hardware Product Incubators | 2016 Handbook of Worldwide Programs

N. America<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco Area <b><br>Length</b>: 6 Months<p><b>Description</b>:<br>"An Accelerator Focused on Enterprise-Monetizing, IoT Seed Ventures for a New …

San Francisco

Remote-Folding Shirt #WearableWednesday

Madi Maxey and Mari Kussman (aka CRATED) have been experiementing at a residency at the Visible Futures Lab at SVA, and Zygomatic is one of their …

Japanese Over-Design FTW: A Highlighter With a See-Through Tip

I love Japanese over-design. As an industrial designer, are you not awed by their willingness to fire up a whole new tooling line to create some …

A DIY Platform For Building Devices You Control With Your Mind

Who needs a neuroscience degree? OpenBCI is the first open-source prototyping platform for brain-computer interfaces.<p>Remember that wacky mind-controlled lifecasting camera we wrote about a while back? What if you had your own idea for a brain-computer interface–that is, a product that you control …

The internet of trashcans is here and it’s more awesome than it sounds

In an unnamed city in Asia, AGT, a Swiss security firm, has teamed up with Cisco to install internet-connected sensors in trash bins. The idea is simple: the city knows when bins are full or empty, so it can plan more efficient routes for trash collectors and their trucks. Save enough on fuel and …

Cloudera is rebuilding machine learning for Hadoop with Oryx

Hadoop software vendor Cloudera didn’t make a lot of waves when it bought a London-based startup called Myrrix last year, and it hasn’t made a lot of …

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Iridium Go! hotspot can turn your smartphone into a satellite phone

Smartphones are practically everywhere. But if you're in the middle of nowhere without a signal, that iPhone 5s or Galaxy S4 won't do you much good. …

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Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>As Friday winds down and we await the three …

Old Shipping Crate Converted Into Sustainable Guest House

Old shipping containers can be an eyesore but not when they are transformed into contemporary, functional living spaces. Texas-based firm Poteet Architects, a company that strives to continue a sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio, recently developed this <i>Container Guest House</i> using an …

Cross X Hybrid Bicycle by Mithun Darji

<b>Cross X hybrid bicycle</b> has been designed as personal mobility in urbanizing countries. Many people are getting aware of the benefits of cycling, it’s …

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