Christian Devlin

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You’re Not Just Imagining It. Your Job Is Absolute BS

If you voted for Bernie Sanders, have sea-punk green hair, and wear a pin declaring “Capitalism Is the Crisis,” you may already be familiar with …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

A futurist imagines the Earth populated exclusively by the 1 percent

The book hits stores on August 14th, 2018<p>Science fiction is often pretty bad at predicting the future: rather, it’s a better barometer of the present. But every now and again, an author establishes a reputation for insight into what the future might hold. One such author is Canadian writer and …

The coolest things we saw at Google I/O

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

2 huge companies that are investing millions in blockchain

Blockchain investors will not forget 2017. Cryptocurrencies, the tokens of the blockchain, have exploded, with the asset class currently worth $600 billion, an increase of more than 3,200% from the $18.3 billion market cap at the start of the year. The second quarter was particularly notable as …

Google Assistant on phones now offers a choice of hotwords

Google created a mild amount of confusion when it launched its Home speaker. You could say "hey, Google" to start a command with the living room device, but you still had to use the time-honored "OK, Google" on your Android phone. Needless to say, that could be confusing if you used both platforms. …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

VC doors are wide open for real estate startups

Over the last couple of decades, online streaming, shopping and social networking startups have revolutionized the art of sitting around the house. Now, a new generation of internet entrepreneurs is focusing on getting us a better house to sit around in.<p>Seed and early-stage investment in real …

Real Estate

The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?

<i>Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives</i><p>Deep within the inner sanctum of Google’s downtown HQ in Toronto, past the rooftop crazy golf …

Sea Princess cruise passengers spend 10 days in blackout for fear of pirates

1,900 passengers aboard a 104 day cruise around the world got an unsettling surprise after they departed from Sydney, Australia toward Dubai.<p>For ten days, the passengers had to endure a mandatory dusk-to-dawn blackout for fear of pirate attacks. “No deck parties, no movies under the stars, no …

The tech industry is convinced 2021 is going to be the best year ever

It sounds a bit far-fetched, considering that autonomous cars are still largely in the testing stages, but Lyft is just one of many companies saying that 2021 will be the year that these vehicles finally get out on the roads en masse.<p>So, sure, it could happen. And going along with that positive …

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

Hyperlane: A special lane for self-driving vehicles

A US company is proposing special lanes on roads purely for self-driving vehicles.<p>The Hyperlanes would be controlled by a central computer allowing self-driving cars to travel along at speeds over 100mph (160kph).<p>BBC Click spoke to Baiyu Chen, a co-founder of Hyperlane to find out more about how …

In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won’t Be a Phone Anymore

Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves<p>It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at your destination even though you don’t know where it is. You may not even remember why your device is telling …

Mobile

Dropbox Is Moving From the Internet to a Private Network

The Internet includes too many bottlenecks for Dropbox to rely on it for fast and reliable data storage and access.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Talk of a skills gap in the labor market is 'an incredible cop out'

The Business CEO Roundtable has published a report discussing what it says is a shortage of skilled workers in America, and hosted a conference in Washington featuring high profile CEOs, a top aide to Donald Trump and two US senators.<p>"There are a lot of jobs open," said Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP …

How to use Google Home to stream video to your TV and music to your speakers

Google Home’s built-in speaker is merely passable, and the smart-home device doesn’t have a display at all. But you can use voice commands to stream …

Y Combinator will accept 10,000 startups to prove there’s nothing magical about Silicon Valley

Y Combinator was a heretic among venture capitalists when it backed its first eight companies in 2005. Co-founder Paul Graham later wrote that his philosophy was that “investors should be making more, smaller investments, they should be funding hackers instead of suits, and they should be willing …

Startups

Private equity is raising record amount of cash

This has been a record-breaking few weeks for private equity, in terms of new capital formation. And not just that $100 billion global tech fund from …

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

LED Lighting

A new venture firm focused on real estate has raised $212 million from real estate industry giants

It isn’t easy to find white space in the world of venture capital, where every venture firm must have a specific vision to sell to the universities, pension funds and family offices that tend to fund them. But Brendan Wallace and business partner Brad Greiwe have a fresh pitch, as well as …

Real Estate

How the Amazon Echo Look improves privacy

Look! A new Amazon Echo!<p>The Amazon Echo Look is like the original Echo, plus a camera.<p>The $200 device delivers the Alexa virtual assistant. But the …

Amazon Echo

Amazon Is Making It Easier for Companies to Track You

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos wrote about how the company is making machine-learning tools widely available.<p>Like “big data” and “social media” before it, the term “artificial intelligence” has become so buzzworthy at this point that it’s largely lost meaning.<p>If everything seems to be …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'The US will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn't change'

Cook discussed diversity, the issues facing gay people, and engineering education in an exclusive interview with the Auburn Plainsman's Corey Williams published on Thursday.<p>From the article:<p>Tim Cook is "disturbed, however, by gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and math careers. …

7 Cities That Could Become the World's Cybersecurity Capital

The film industry has Hollywood, the banks have Wall Street, and tech has Silicon Valley. But so far the fast-growing cybersecurity industry—slated …

Silly Season for Startup Funding Is Officially Over

This means that startups will have to demonstrate that they're worthy of investment before raking in millions. Imagine that!<p>On Wednesday, the National Venture Capital Association and industry database PitchBook jointly released their Q1 2017 issue of Venture Monitor, which reports and analyzes the …

Venture Capital

Are you ready for the internet of toll roads?

With the appointment of Ajit Pai as the new FCC chairman and his public opposition to current regulations, the death of net neutrality is likely upon us. As a result, an internet toll road – and higher costs for more data – is probably in your future.<p>For consumers, this will likely force the same …

Resource Planning

Give yourself elite online security for under $30 with unlimited access to TigerVPN

TIgerVPN knows what you want online. You’re looking for a VPN provider who can offer you unquestioned protection on the web while serving up fast, reliable connection speeds. TigerVPN not only understands those security and accessibility demands, they want to save you some money at the same time …