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Experts Came Together to Predict What the World Will Look Like in 2050

The World in 30 years<p>While companies like Microsoft and IBM have presented their own visions for the near future, Kaspersky labs, an anti-virus …

This is what artificial intelligence will look like in 2030, according to one of the world’s leading experts

Mary Cummings, Director, Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics, Duke University<p><i>Artificial intelligence and robotics are coming into our</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Urban Innovation: Will the Digitalization Create Sustainable Cities?

Imagine a city. In the center, a brand-new supermarket has been equipped with digital solutions that constantly monitor the cooling systems' performance to make more out of the energy used. Maybe a new skyscraper is popping up next door to the supermarket. Here, excavators carve their way through …

Glossy Preview

“Fashion girls are freaking out over this new brand on Instagram,” wrote Who What Wear in June. In March, PopSugar listed the “22 signs you are a …

What Today's Delta Outage Teaches Us About The Public Cloud

Earlier this morning Delta joined the list of major American airlines experiencing major system outages this year wreaking havoc on the air traveling public. In Delta’s case the company announced the outage began with a power failure at 2:30AM EST at its main data center in Atlanta, resulting in a …

Cloud Computing

Can a machine ever think?

Would a supersmart AI have a conscious experience like us? As Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates, you can fake intelligence.<p>Imagine we had invented a computer that could act like a human in every possible way. Every decision it made, every word it spoke, seemed to be the same as a living, breathing …

American Philosophy

Is AWS the next computing platform?

Chris Dixon wrote a great post discussing what’s next in the computing industry. Historically, there’s been a major new tech cycle every 10 to 15 …

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

This video shows what ancient Rome actually looked like

It's impossible for anyone to see what ancient Rome looked like in all of its splendor, since we've failed to invent a time machine. But the above video, which shows a 3D rendering of Rome in 320 AD, is about as close as we can get.<p>The video was created by Rome Reborn, an academic research project …

Internet of Things (IoT): A Smarter Home with SmartThings at CES 2015 | Samsung UK

SmartThings for smart homes<p>By Matt on 16th Jan, 2015<p>Close<p>We’re connected more than ever before. Our devices, our homes and our daily lives are now …

Internet of Things

Welcome to your Smart home: Custom control — anywhere, anytime

We're at one of those quantum leap moments — the kind that transport us from the lives we're living to a new and better world, like when we started …

Home Automation

Samsung SmartThings | Future Living Report

Samsung

What Sci-Fi Gets Wrong, Design Fiction Could Get Right

Waving our hands at the future, from 'Minority Report,' to tablets, to drones in our faces.<p>In 1998, Steven Spielberg convened a panel of experts in a Santa Monica hotel to convert the script of <i>Minority Report</i> from science fiction to "future reality." The result was one of the most captivating …

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

Just as ATMs changed banking and computers took over the home and workplace, robots and artificial intelligence are going to transform a bunch of industries over the next decade.<p>By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could …

Songdo, South Korea: City of the Future?

The thrills and disappointments of Asia's half-finished "high-tech utopia"<p>Speeding across one of the longest cable bridges in the world, jet-lagged but unwilling to close our eyes, we asked the taxi driver what he thought of the brand new city whose skyscrapers rose hopefully ahead of us. In his …

These Google products would fit right into Google's plan to build the city of the future

"We want to supercharge existing efforts in areas such as housing, energy, transportation and government to solve real problems that city-dwellers face every day," Google CEO Larry Page declared in the press release announcing Sidewalk Labs, which will operate as a separate company and be led by …

The urban ultimatum: what should our future cities be like?

Outside the echo chamber of religious fanaticism of all descriptions, this is not a moment in which the world is much given to declamatory statements about how things should be. Thinking about the future of the city, we are so traumatised by a century and a half of prescriptions for urbanism that …

Urbanization

Single Artificial Neuron Taught to Recognize Hundreds of Patterns - MIT Technology Review

Artificial intelligence is a field in the midst of rapid, exciting change. That’s largely because of an improved understanding of how neural networks …

Neuroscience

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World Records

The Scars Of Being A Slave Master: AMC’s Humans’ New Take On I, Robot

By Arthur Chu,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1LwIE6i<p>Using the oppression of robots as a metaphor for the oppression of people is an old, old …

What does the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence mean for humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that the hype may be coming true. Media pundits, …

Artificial Intelligence

Wolfram's Image Recognition Reflects a Big Shift in AI

Earlier this week, Stephen Wolfram unveiled a website that automatically identifies digital images. Drop in a photo of, say, a Tesla coil, and the …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Glass: Why the gadget faces its biggest test

Will Google Glass catch on? With a backlash in full swing, there may be one thing that threatens the technology’s adoption more than anything else, argues Chris Baraniuk. And in the video above, BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly takes a look at how one airline is embracing the technology while some other …

Wall Street Journal to Advertisers: We’re More Innovative Than You Think

The Wall Street Journal, the 124-year-old broadsheet, wants advertisers to know that it "gets" video as well as digital in general. While the …

Digital publishers look abroad for growth, but native is slow to follow

Web publishers are finding audiences overseas. But getting the advertising to follow has proved tougher.<p>For online publishers actively expanding …

7 Media Brands Shaking Up the 2014 NewFronts

It's been a week of nearly endless announcements from some of the Web's top media brands as they rolled out their biggest new initiatives to court …

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