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The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Plastic is so over. So why do some fashion houses still treat it as cool? | Lucy Siegle

The catwalk positively oozes fossil fuel just as we begin to uncouple our lives from it<p>At the risk of sounding naively optimistic, there have been days when it’s felt like the enthusiasm to push back on avoidable plastic waste is unquenchable. There are moments when it seems possible that we can …

World's first 'plastic-free' aisle opens in Netherlands

The world’s first plastic-free aisle has been launched by the Dutch chain Ekoplaza in Amsterdam.<p>Campaigners are calling for UK shops to follow the Dutch chain where 700 products will be available without plastic packaging.

Sustainability

This Sustainable Food Trend Is Catching On

Up to a third of food grown never makes it to our mouths, and an estimated 1.4 billion tons of food are wasted each year. Confusing expiration dates, …

Sustainability

Lego to launch its first sustainable, plant-based plastic bricks this year

After ramping up its efforts to shift towards more sustainable materials in 2015, perennial purveyor of plastic blocks Lego is making good on that …

Sustainability

Want Sustainable Clothing? It's Time to Meet Regenerative Fiber

By Valerie Vande Panne<p>Do you know where your clothes came from?<p>No, not the store, the label or the brand. Or China, India or Vietnam.<p>I mean, do you …

Sustainability

The sublime and scary future of cameras with AI brains

NEW YORK: Until the past few years, just about all cameras – whether smartphones or point-and-shoots or CCTV surveillance – were like eyes …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Artificial Intelligence In Marketing Overhyped?

A recent survey of more than 300 marketers by Resulticks found that almost half thought artificial intelligence was an overhyped industry buzzword and 40% felt skeptical <b></b>when they saw or heard the term. The survey also found that 47% of marketers believed AI was more fantasy than reality.<p>Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube app gets fancy new AI that removes background like a green screen

While artificial intelligence may one day evolve into the godhead, right now it's being put to a more prosaic use: funny backgrounds in YouTube …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Just Took a Big Step Towards Becoming More Human

They're now capable of training themselves.<p>In recent months, researchers at OpenAI have been focusing on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that …

Artificial Intelligence

A new AI-powered app transcribes your conversations in real-time

by Dom Galeon March 4, 2018 Artificial Intelligence 11604<p>Transcription on the Go<p>If you have to deal with transcribing interviews as part of your …

AI: The Door-To-Door Salesman Of The Future

Once upon a time, expensive, high-value products like Electrolux vacuums and the Encyclopedia Britannica were sold “door-to-door.” It wasn’t always a …

Advertising Industry

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Bragi nanoAI brings headphone company closer to true goals

AI and machine learning is everywhere but, as far as end users are concerned, majority of them are in phones or smart speakers. Some, like Sony, have …

Hearing Aids

Woebot raises $8 million for its AI therapist

Woebot, the startup behind an automated psychotherapy bot of the same name, announced today that it has closed an $8 million round of series A funding.<p>The company’s bot is designed to help people cope with mental illnesses like depression through the application of cognitive behavioral therapy …

The Limits of Explainability

When we look at a stack of blocks or a stack of Oreos, we intuitively have a sense of how stable it is, whether it might fall over, and in what …

AI will write a best-seller by 2049, experts predict

Artificial Intelligence is growing rapidly. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, revenue in AI-related technologies is predicted to grow from …

Artificial Intelligence

Demand for AI talent exploding: Here are the 10 most in-demand jobs

Employer demand for AI-related roles has more than doubled over the past three years, according to Indeed.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Big Pharma and biotech are betting big on AI

Innovation<p>Artificial intelligence could drastically reduce the time it takes to develop new life-saving drugs.<p>Developing new medicines isn’t for the faint of heart. On average, it takes about a decade of research — and an expenditure of $2.6 billion — to shepherd an experimental drug from lab to …

Immune System

The Future of Housing: Drones, Automation and Co-Habitation

Humphreys and Partners, a Dallas-based architecture firm, presented a vision of future residential living at the 2018 International Builders’ Show …

Nanomaterials: What Are the Environmental and Health Risks?

From nanoscale silver to titanium dioxide for air purification, the use of nanomaterials of high commercial relevance proves to have clear benefits …

KAW's ActiveHouse is a sustainable home that generates more energy than it consumes

Dutch studio KAW employed a range of technical and architectural concepts to minimise the environmental impact of this house in Rotterdam, including …

Just Eat is developing condiment packets made from SEAWEED in a drive to reduce plastic waste

As part of a major drive to reduce excess plastic in UK takeaway food deliveries, Just Eat is developing condiment sachets made from seaweed.<p>The …

Environmentally Friendly

A simple change to burgers could save the emissions of 2 million cars

Burgers are possibly the most ubiquitous meal on Americans’ dinner plates, but they’re also among the most resource-intensive: Beef accounts for …

Sustainability

6 Areas of Disruption for a More Sustainable Future

The Forum for the Future's report 'Living in Nonlinear Times' outlines massive changes that are just around the corner.<p>These are times when change looks more like a rollercoaster than a steady line on a grid. In its 2018 report on the future of sustainability, the London based non-profit Forum for …

This Shop in Amsterdam Just Proved More Than 700 Groceries Can Be Sold Plastic-Free

This is the future.<p>A supermarket in Amsterdam opened Wednesday with an aisle that has more than 700 grocery items - and no plastic.<p>The store, …

Sustainability

All the fonts on a sriracha bottle, except one

In a tweet that's gone viral, Amsterdam-based designer James Cullen referenced a 2015 <i>Fonts In Use</i> article that uncovers the many typefaces on the …

Typography

Is it Time to Add Video Marketing to Your Content Marketing?

Over 3.7 million blog posts were written <i>today</i>.The market is flooded with blog articles. So how does your content have a chance of standing …

Advertising in the digital age: why online-first is the future

While internet video continues to grow its coverage, television advertising is losing ground. Young people no longer watch TV as they turn to YouTube, Netflix, and other sources. As such, advertisers are actively transferring budgets from TV to digital sectors.<p>We are going to look into the …

Airbnb marks 10th anniversary with the launch of deluxe Airbnb Plus service

Airbnb is celebrating ten years of holiday lets disruption with the launch of Airbnb Plus, an exclusive tier of upmarket properties which have been …

Hospitality