Tove Chevalley

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Researchers create an e-skin that shows your heartbeat in real-time

Researchers from the University of Tokyo announced last week a new advancement in wearable technology: A highly flexible electronic skin display that shows your health information, allowing you to monitor vitals at a glance.<p>Made from nanomesh, the display is flexible, breathable, and stretchable — …

Stanford University

The sudden death of the website

You may not know me or even my company, LivePerson, but you’ve certainly used my invention. In 1995, I came up with the technology for those chat windows that pop up on websites. Today, more than 18,000 companies around the world, including big-name brands like T-Mobile, American Express, Citibank …

eCommerce

The keys to organizational agility

The leaders behind McKinsey’s work on organization design explain the importance of agility and how established companies can become more</b> …

Why Culture Is The Heart Of Organizational Innovation

If you mention “innovation” to most business leaders, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they begin to think about Tesla, GE, or 3M. Compared to these giants of innovation, continually pushing the bleeding edge of what’s possible through massive investments in research and development, you may feel like …

Innovation

Explore the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often associated with sorting data–and occasionally a sci-fi fantasy robot scenario–but healthcare leaders are hoping to use machine learning to better identify and treat diseases. For example, clinicians hope with the help of machine learning, they will be able to …

Gartner Inc.

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective On Artificial Intelligence's Growth

• There has been a 14X increase in the number of active AI startups since 2000.<br>• Investment into AI start-ups by venture capitalists has increased 6X since 2000.<br>• The share of jobs requiring AI skills has grown 4.5X since 2013.<p>These and many other fascinating insights are from Stanford University’s …

Artificial Intelligence

L'Oreal's UV sensor sticks to your fingernail

L'Oreal introduced a new wearable UV sensor today that you can stick on your nail. It's truly just a sensor; it doesn't pair over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to your phone. Instead, it's NFC-enabled so you can scan it with your phone to retrieve the UV data it's collected. It should work with both Android …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

Smart oven startup Tovala just got a cash infusion of $9.2 million

Earlier this year, <i>Fast Company</i>‘s Mark Wilson wrote about Tovala, a smart oven-cum-meal subscription service that, he said, yielded surprisingly good food. Its main product is a $399 smart countertop steam oven, which you use to cook Tovala’s prepared meals–think a healthier version of a microwave …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking. Wrong thinking is when you intentionally think of the worst idea possible — the exact opposite of the accepted or logical solution, ideas that …

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction

What is a “smart” society? While flights of imagination from science-fiction writers, filmmakers, and techno-futurists involve things like flying cars and teleportation, in practice smart technology is making inroads in a piecemeal fashion, often in rather banal circumstances. In Chicago, for …

Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery

A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the <i>South China Morning Post</i>.<p>Prior to the surgery, the robot was oriented …

The first autonomous drone delivery network will fly above Switzerland starting next month

Like a futuristic postal service... that delivers blood<p>Logistics company Matternet has announced a permanent autonomous drone network in Switzerland that will now see lab samples like blood tests and other diagnostics flown between hospital facilities, clinics, and labs. The first delivery network …

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Infographics

Are You Accurately Measuring Your Company’s Digital Strength?

There are few business leaders around the world not thinking about digital transformation in some shape or form. Whether improving omni-channel commerce or developing digital extensions to product lines, businesses are working out how to drive profitability through digital. But traditional metrics …

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment.<p>When organizations lack a …

Telecom Companies Turn To Drones For Help After Hurricanes

Tropical Storm Harvey disrupted at least 17 emergency call centers and 320 cellular sites, and it caused outages for more than 148,000 Internet, TV and phone customers, according to the Federal Communications Commission. It left many people unable to reach out for help or get in touch with family …

Tropical Storm Harvey

Elon Musk Predicts The Cause Of World War III (And It's Not Donald Trump)

Tesla CEO issues a dire warning.<p>Elon Musk has a prediction about the cause of World War III, and it’s not President Donald Trump and may not even involve humans at all.<p>The head of Tesla and SpaceX on Monday shared a link on Twitter to a report about Russian President Vladimir Putin discussing …

Machine Learning – The brain of Digital Transformation

We are all familiar with machine learning in our everyday lives. Both Amazon and Netflix use machine learning to learn our preferences and provide a …

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Each one catalyzed …

Swidget is a modular smart home system hidden in your outlets

Turning your current living space into a smart home can be complicated and expensive, but things are changing. We are starting to see accessories like the Belkin Wemo Switch and Phillips Hue lights, which can turn any space into an intelligent one. The newest addition to this trend comes from …

3 Ways Companies Are Building a Business Around AI

There is no argument about whether artificial intelligence (AI) is coming. It is here, in automobiles, smartphones, aircraft, and much else. Not least in the online search abilities, speech and translation features, and image recognition technology of my employer, Alphabet.<p>The question now moves to …

Competition in the Age of Online Giants

THOMAS M. SCHEER/EYEEM/GETTY IMAGES<p><b>I. The Problem</b><p>The global economy is coalescing around a few digital superpowers. We see unmistakable evidence that a winner-take-all world is emerging in which a small number of “hub firms”—including Alibaba, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Facebook, …

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space. And AI success stories are becoming more numerous and …

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

The ride sharing platform is now worth over $68 billion. But it all started with this deck.<p>Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the …

Autonomous Vehicle

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

65 Percent of Kids Will Have Jobs That Haven't Been Invented Yet. These Toys Can Help

Tech Will Save Us offers new line of toys that teach STEM to kids.<p>As Tech Will Save Us says on their fully-funded Kickstarter page, "65% of children in school now will have jobs that haven't been invented yet. The best way to prepare them is to spark their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, …

Kids

Having a Good Idea Is Not Enough. Here's How to Turn Yours Into a Valuable Business

Steal these tricks from innovation consultants to help develop your idea into a million dollar business<p>You have a killer business idea. You're excited to bring it to the world. But how do you make it happen? How does the seed of an idea actually help you know how to build a successful business? You …

Entrepreneurship

Kids Who Stick to This Activity for 2 Years Have Higher Self-Esteem, According to Science

Get your kids started with this today. They will thank you later.<p>Parents want what's best for their kids. And most do whatever they can to help their children thrive as adults by preparing them while they are young.<p>The good news is that you don't have to wrack your brain or spend years going …

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