Gerard Barnard

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Tesla wants to move your driver profile to the cloud, says CEO Elon Musk

Tesla has staked its reputation upon being the car company of the future and apparently, that involves going to the cloud. No, we don’t mean that the …

Zume’s robot pizzeria could be the future of workplace automation

Where robots take over only the most tedious tasks<p>Zume Pizza, a food delivery startup in the San Francisco Bay Area, is expanding to a new location in the heart of Silicon Valley — with the help of robotic companions. The company, which starting today will deliver fresh pizzas to Palo Alto and the …

Robotics

Frighteningly accurate ‘mind reading’ AI reads brain scans to guess what you’re thinking

From medical applications like helping dermatologists diagnose skin cancer to teaching robots to get a better grip on the world around them, deep …

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing SEO: Get Ahead Or Fall Behind

The AI revolution is upon us, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It seemed like yesterday when things like automated social media posts, blog content, and chatbots were something laughable, not fully able to compete with human intelligence. However, these algorithms have accelerated almost …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s Future Sees Artificial Intelligence Doing Absolutely Everything

Google is one of the leaders at the moment when it comes to artificial intelligence applications. Just look at Google’s DeepMind for example. This AI …

Artificial Intelligence

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk Thinks We’re Four or Five Years From Neural Lace

Elon Musk’s neural lace project could turn us all into cyborgs, and he says that it’s only four or five years away. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and …

How Sengled made a smart lightbulb with zero carbon footprint

Last month, Sengled showcased its new Element lightbulb at CES 2017 in a model connected home display at Sands Expo. The Element bulb is the world’s …

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

Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from Tesla founder Elon Musk, speaking at an event in Dubai this weekend.<p>Musk argued that as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, it will lead to mass …

Singularity

Automation Won't Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past

“Increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs,” said the Wall Street Journal in the latest entry in the counterpoint to articles declaring the end of work.<p>People should trust things will work out and know the weight of historic …

Economics

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

Application of AI across industries: A short overview of who’s doing what?

I have been meaning to track it for a while. And now here’s a brief overview. Which industries are experimenting with AI and where have they reached. …

Doctor AI will see you now: US military vets will be diagnosed by deep-learning bots

Thank you for your service... bleeped the computerThe US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has signed a five-year deal with Flow Health, an AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Vs Humans: AI More Likely To Enhance Life Rather Than Harm It

When it comes to artificial intelligence, you don’t have to worry about killer robots taking over the world. In fact, AI promises to change our lives …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company's map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

Machine Learning

Universities’ AI Talent Poached by Tech Giants

Google, Baidu, Facebook lure away top computer science researchers responsible for training students<p>Alphabet Inc.’s Google division last week hired the director of Stanford University’s artificial intelligence lab to lead a new AI unit, the latest in a long line of academic stars in artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

AI And Robots Won’t Take Your Job For Decades—Probably

A global study by McKinsey finds that a high percentage of jobs will become automated, including high-paying ones.<p>Worried about robots making you obsolete in the workplace? That’s not an irrational fear, according to Michael Chui from the McKinsey Global Institute. Lots of professions are ripe for …

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism review – will robots bring utopia or terror?

The idea that computers will soon steal our jobs is an article of faith among many of the world’s most powerful people. The argument goes like this: breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence will make it possible to automate various kinds of labour. Self-driving cars will replace taxi …

Intellectual Property

Upcoming Tech Trends to Look Out For in 2017

Some trends are far better than others. This is the same across any industry, but there are 8 upcoming technology trends that are due to make an …

Machine Learning

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We'll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

Nest Cam: A compelling piece of hardware-software

<b>Review</b> The smart home Spotify has arrivedIt was only a few years ago that everyone was scoffing at futurists who claimed that we would all be …

Smart Homes

Brave new world: implantables, the future of healthcare and the risk to privacy

Every day tens of thousands of Australians have to take a syringe, prick their skin with a needle and then inject themselves with insulin. Imagine if every one of those diabetes sufferers had a device fitted inside their body that measured their sugar levels and automatically released insulin as …

Medical Technology

Here Are 2 Big Fears About Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking all have something in common: All three have gone on the record sharing their concerns and fears about …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Artificial Intelligence

By 2030, Hospitals May Be a Thing of the Past

BRAVE NEW WORLD<p>As the world of medicine is increasingly changed by biology, technology, communications, genetics, and robotics, predicting the …

NASA Says That Hypersonic Planes are "Inevitable"

Fastest Tech<p>The future of hyper-fast flight could be taking off very soon.<p>At an aeronautics forum held last month, great minds form global tech …

Aviation

Ten future trends of the media[1]

The media sector is undergoing a transformation driven by new technology.<p>Piero Scaruffi, known for co-authoring <i>A History of Silicon Valley: The</i> …

A New Method of Cellular Reprogramming Brings Us One Step Closer to Curing Heart Failure

Streamlining Treatment<p>Heart failure — the inability of the heart to pump an adequate amount of blood — affects 26 million patients all around the …

The Future of Extremism: Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology Will Transform Terrorism

There weren’t many people who had heard of bioterrorism before 9/11. But shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks, a wave of anthrax …

Samsung president says 5G wireless is coming, and it's going to be incredible

Early tests of 5G networks have hit 10 Gbps speeds. In comparison, the average speed of today's fastest mobile network is 12.3 Mbps, so as much 100 times faster.<p>At the Rutberg Future: Mobile 2016 conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Gregory Lee, ‎president and CEO of Samsung North America, …