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Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

3D Printing with plants is cheaper, stronger and more environmentally friendly

Engineers at MIT have developed a way to use plant cellulose as a feedstock for 3D printers, providing another renewable, biodegradable alternative …

The Race to Sell True Quantum Computers Begins Before They Really Exist

Within the next five years, Google will produce a viable quantum computer. That's the stake the company has just planted. In the pages of <i>Nature</i> late …

New AI Can Write and Rewrite Its Own Code to Increase Its Intelligence

Learning From Less Data<p>The old adage that practice makes perfect applies to machines as well, as many of today’s artificially intelligent devices …

Machine Learning

"AI Brain Scans" Reveal How Synthetic Intelligence Think

Graphcore has taken some mesmerizing images of its Intelligent Processing Units (IPUs) in action. While the images may look like a psychedelic dream …

Future technologies must be designed to free us from our screen addiction

Looking back at technology over the years, it’s funny how quaint the older stuff seems: From simple telephones to basic games, innovation used to focus on functionality, task and purpose.<p>Since then, tech has gone from Space Invaders to literal space invaders, with software eating the world and …

Innovation

Do commercial spaceports have a future? | CNN Travel

CNN

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us -- Revisited

When the stunning article "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" by Bill Joy, chief scientist for Sun Microsystems, made the cover of <i>Wired Magazine</i> in April 2000, it created quite a rumble in high-tech circles. Its argument was that "our most powerful 21st century technologies--robotics, genetic …

Why Smaller Companies Will Dominate The Future Of Work

Oftentimes when I (and many others) talk about the future of work it’s in reference to larger companies. That’s not intentional, it’s just where most of the conversations tend to gravitate towards. However, I actually think the future of work definitely favors the small organizations. Large …

Amazing

The Internet of Things: Five critical questions

How do industry experts view the development of the Internet of Things, and what would they change?<p><b>The Internet of Things (IoT)</b> is evolving rapidly. …

The big question: how will Artificial Intelligence advance in the next 20 years?

Gallery: The big question: how will Artificial Intelligence advance in the next 20 years?<p>Gallery: The big question: how will Artificial Intelligence …

This Robot-Operated Japanese Hotel Will Take You To The Future

How much would you tip robot hospitality?

Embracing the ‘Future,’ Discovery Goes All-In on Virtual Reality

Discovery Communications said in May that virtual reality is "like seeing the future." Now, it's more like seeing the present.<p>The company announced …

Virtual Reality

4 Ways Sci-Fi Tech Is Already Revolutionizing Medicine

The next time you have surgery, your doctor might have practiced on you in virtual reality first.<p>You might not get a robot best friend, or a trip around the world in virtual reality any time soon. But in one field, some of these ultra-hyped trends are actually looking like the technologies of today.<p>…

Medical Technology

Self-driving cars are the future, but there’s a tech traffic jam in their path

Even the insurance industry is trumpeting the impact of Google’s innovation in driverless vehicles – but there are a few practical potholes<p>Here’s an interesting parlour game for a wet Sunday afternoon: list the most significant technological innovations of the last two decades. The two items at the …

What Your Travel Experience Will Look Like in the Not-So-Distant Future

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Travel, the world’s third-largest industry, is on track to grow nearly 4 percent annually over the next decade, outpacing global economic growth, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Increasing demand and new …

John F. Kennedy International Airport
Wells Fargo

​High-Tech Vegetable Factories: The Future of Urban Farming

Urban farms are developing unique methods of producing more food at a faster pace, and in smaller areas.<p><i>This article is part of an Urban Infrastructure series exploring ways to better the cities of the future, brought to you by Intel's Innovators Wanted–looking for the next great idea to improve</i> …

Aquaponics

Top 10 Technologies From #IDF15

<b>From dancing spiders to flying bicycles, this year’s Intel Developer Forum debuted futuristic projects that will change the way people learn, play</b> …

The Future of Care

<b>By Rick Valencia</b><p>While the 20th century brought many developments to the field of health care - from the mainstream use of X-rays to the practice of open-heart surgery - the landscape 100 years ago was dramatically different than the world we know today. Back then, hospitals were segregated, with …

Medical Technology

The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely helpful and relevant. This is an example of using context for discovery, and it’s the future of the Internet.<p>Unfortunately, today’s search …

Outsmarting the machine, the future of IT jobs

One of the main reasons IT exists is to automate low-level work, however that often translates into eliminating jobs. In a world boasting digital …

The Future of America's Schools of Education: Repair or Replace?

Nearly a decade ago, as president of Teachers College at Columbia University, I led a national study of the state of education schools in America, which produced reports on the education of school teachers, school leaders, and education researchers. While strong programs were identified in each …

Higher Education

Future of AI at SciFoo 2015

Every year approximately 200 people meet at Google in Mountain View, California for an event called SciFoo, probably one of the most famous unconferences. Innovators from various disciplines are given access to Google's cafeterias, to rooms with funky names such as neuralyzer, flux and capacitor …

Robots Will Take Your Job, But First They’ll Be Your Annoying Co-Worker

The job ad of 2025: Experience in human-machine interactions required.<p>What you’ve heard about robots killing jobs is probably overblown, and you shouldn’t be preparing for a future where you report to a machine.<p>At least, that’s if you listen to a new report for the market research firm Forrester …

Employment

Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation

Earlier this summer, Trinity had the pleasure of hosting a Transportation Tech dinner with some of the brightest minds in the space, including Uber’s lead data scientist, Lyft’s leader of operations strategy, RelayRides’ head of marketing, and the CEOs of ZIRX, MileIQ, Chariot, and Automatic.<p>While …

Apple’s Products Can’t Be Beaten Because They Use Tech From The Future

Ever wonder how Apple can bring out products year after year that are so far ahead of the competition in construction and materials that they seem downright futuristic… all while maintaining huge profit margins? It’s because Apple is using its enormous pool of cash-on-hand to lock up cutting-edge …

The future of brands in a post-human world

In the past, brands offered certainty. Now, only those that tap into our desire to explore what’s changing will survive<p>Years ago the purpose of a brand was clear and simple. It provided a mark of trust and quality. In a market with counterfeits and snake-oil salesmen, the brand was a mark of …