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617 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 82 Following | 197 Followers | @leandro_agro | My name is Leandro Agro' and I am an awarded IxD/UX Director, patents contributor, with 15+ years of design and team leadership. I work as: Digital Product Director @Design Group Italia. Customers list includes: PepsiCo, 3M, ABB, Unilever... “Design isn't just about shapes or pixels anymore. Design is the process that shapes product behaviors, communities, companies and -in the end- builds new worlds” Side activities: FrontiersX | SrLabs | JoinPad | TOK.tv

Giving rights to robots is a dangerous idea | Letters

The EU’s legal affairs committee is walking blindfold into a swamp if it thinks that “electronic personhood” will protect society from developments in AI (Give robots ‘personhood’, say EU committee, 13 January). The analogy with corporate personhood is unfortunate, as this has not protected society …

How To Design Happiness

Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences.<p>Design, at its heart, is about solving problems. That’s why it’s so easy to talk to designers. They can explain exactly how their interface is built to help you navigate through your phone, or how a device …

Happiness

How Tinder Is Changing The Urban Bar Scene

<i>Oklahoma City, OK–</i>The way men and women meet nowadays is totally different than before. It used to be that if a guy saw an attractive woman, he’d approach her–unaware of whether she was even single, much less interested–and then brace himself for a humiliating rejection. Now both parties just use …

What Happens When You Combine Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery

Facebook (fb) has a vested interest in helping the 4.2 billion people who still lack reliable Internet access find their way online. But when the …

Israeli professor whose technology can diagnose cancer by sensing breath earns int'l honors

“Precisely because I am not a doctor, I was able to conceive such a unique development – an inexpensive and noninvasive system for diagnosing …

20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour

<b>Prioritization is a top concern for most Product Managers</b>. It’s by far one of the most popular topics on PM blogs, Q&A sites and other online …

'Googling Reality': Internet Of Things Extends Business' Ability To Sense And Respond

The Internet of Things literally has the potential to turn every object on this planet into a computer node. Is that a good thing? Who knows? But the proliferation of computing power and data opens up interesting new avenues for business. The challenge is figuring out what those avenues are, and …

Artificial Intelligence

How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education

In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. Wikipedia summarizes it: “The average student tutored one-to-one using mastery learning techniques performed two standard deviations better than students who …

Pedagogy

A wild new Tesla feature lets a car park itself without anyone in the car

But now they're sure to get even more stares, thanks to a head-turning new trick that Tesla cars can perform.<p>A new "Summon" feature allows Telsa cars to park themselves, driving completely autonomously, without anyone in the actual automobile.<p>The Summon feature is part of the new 7.1 software …

Holograms are coming to a high street near you

Can you tell what's real and what's not?<p>Walk into a bar this year, and you could see things that aren’t there - and not because you’ve had one too many. Completely realistic holograms, that will be generated when you pass a sensor, are coming to the high street.<p>Some will be used to advertise, …

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with.<p>Some people think you …

Self-help

Vincent Callebaut Imagines "Oceanscrapers" 3D Printed from Recycled Trash

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has envisioned a radical underwater colony for "climate change refugees" 3D printed from recycled materials taken …

Researchers have developed holograms that you can actually touch

Virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms might not mean anything to you right now, but these new technologies will likely play a major role …

Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter

Explaining Deep Learning . . . in Eight Words<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> <b>We read about Deep Learning in the news a lot these days. What’s your least favorite</b> …

Deep Learning

This Blind Woman Had 10 Personalities, and Some of Them Could See

B.T. was a woman in Germany who had been blinded in an accident when she was 20. At 33, she began seeing a therapist for her dissociative identity …

The DeanBeat: 10 predictions for the game industry in 2016

The video game business is unpredictable. But if you can predict the trends with a reasonable degree of accuracy, your company can gain a big advantage. And sometimes, the process of making predictions can sharpen your thinking.<p>That’s why I am trying once again to predict what will happen in games …

This Is The New Battleground In Business

There’s a new battleground in business. It isn’t about money, resources, or scale. It’s not even about brand.<p>In the past decade, Apple has been very …

Customizable Transparent Chair Uses Removable Sheets of Plastic to Easily Alter Its Appearance

South Korean industrial designer Sohyun Yun has created a chair that can change as often as your mood. Called <i>Layer</i>, this innovative seat is made out of clear acrylic and has an entirely see-through structure. Thanks to its clever construction, the “blank canvas” is completely customizable, with …

This smartcase for phones makes plain old battery cases obsolete

In recent years, the once insignificant phone case has become more than a hideous leatherette pouch with a clear plastic window and a belt clip. Now, …

Marc Andreessen: 'In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it'

Star venture capitalist Andreessen's new $25m bet heralds the dawn of Internet of Things 2.0<p>The hype around the Internet of Things has been rising steadily over the past five years. In tech analyst Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report in 2015, the IoT is at the peak of "inflated …

The 'American Dream' is over

Not only do they know the economy-and their financial security-is one crisis away from meltdown, they're also fed up with all the official gerrymandering of data to make the economy appear healthy.<p>The American Dream-characterized by plentiful jobs offering living wages, security and opportunities …

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 …

There's a major long-term trend in the economy that isn't getting enough attention

But while I've certainly weighed in on this debate many times, I believe it's just one example of a topic that receives far too much attention from investors and market watchers alike.<p>The Fed has been abundantly clear that the forthcoming rate hiking cycle, likely to begin this month, will be …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Elon Musk Unveils Artificial Intelligence Institute To Stop Robot Apocalypse

A promised $1 billion artificial intelligence foundation will "benefit humanity as a whole," Tesla chief Elon Musk announced on Friday. Anyone worried about Sky-Net taking over can breathe a little easier.<p>Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk announced the start of a $1 billion research institute aimed …

Why Everybody Needs A Connected Doorbell

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a connected doorbell. Yes, really. These Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets replace your conventional doorbell with a …

Internet of Things revenues to grow 18% in 2015

Dubai: The global revenues from the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase more than 18 per cent from $655.8 billion (Dh2.4 trillion) in 2014 to …

Internet of Things