MIT Media Lab

Craft brew

When tech meets touch, the mixture can be intoxicating<p>Stuart Kestenbaum / Winter 2017: FAB (Volume 20 no. 4)<p>​<p><b>My first opportunity</b> to see the …

Innovation

CityScienceLab @ TaipeiTech Opening Ceremony / 【臺北科大城市科學實驗室】掛牌典禮

In celebrating the inauguration of the City Science Lab @TaipeiTech, a cooperation between National Taipei University of Technology and MIT Media Lab, …

MIT

Death may not be so final, thanks to these creepy technologies

Could graveyards become a thing of the past?<p>Elsewhere, funeral companies are promoting tombstones embossed with QR codes. Scanning them on your phone will call up a related video or web page. That approach prompts awkward giggles from Megan Rosenbloom, a leader in the death-acceptance movement and …

Science

EC Releases Report on Possible Blockchain Applications in Education

The European Commission has published a report on its study on the possible applications of Blockchain technology in the education sector. Among the …

Education

10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

Communication evolution<p>Since the very first days of the computer age we’ve been tinkering with how, exactly, we talk with our machines. The …

Business Technology

What Is Blockchain Used For Besides Bitcoin?

<i>What are the use cases of Blockchain outside of bitcoin? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, Masters of Law (LLM) Public International Law & Human Rights, City University</b> …

Bitcoin

They’re alive! Are smart toys changing how children interact with humans?

<i>Alexander the friendly robot visits the Indoor Park to interact with children by telling classic fairy tales, singing and dancing at Westfield London</i> …

Southern California

Who Filters Your News? Why we built gobo.social

Roughly ten years ago, as phones became smartphones and Facebook and Twitter began their rise towards ubiquity, a fundamental social shift took …

Social Media

Singapore FinTech Journey 2

"Singapore FinTech Journey 2.0" - Remarks by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at Singapore FinTech Festival on 14 …

FinTech

Social robots for real peopleHighlight

How social robotics can more closely connect humans to machines<p>The future of AI encompasses compassion, empathy and more humanity than ever before, …

Robots

KQED

Well, this looks interesting. Live online at 10:30 a.m., PST, “Forward and back: Six conversations about the internet’s past decade and the coming …

Wikimedia

Singapore puts fintech in spotlight with AI investment, global partnerships

Monetary Authority of Singapore sets aside S$27 million to drive the adoption of artificial intelligence in the financial sector and inks global …

FinTech

Heartland Tech Weekly: In the age of automation, smaller cities need to collaborate

Last week, I wrote about a new organization called the Center on Rural Innovation and its efforts to create a scalable model for rural economic development.<p>Founder Matt Dunne believes that in order to compete with larger population centers, rural communities must find a way to work with one another …

Business

Obtaining R&D Tax Credits for 3D Printing Pasta

Want to share an al dente meal of pasta with someone in a different state? Simply 3D print your meals from your kitchen and video chat with your …

3D Printing

Top 25 Examples of the Internet of Things in Retail - Insider Trends

In retail, the ‘Internet of Things’ (or IoT) is the technology that will drive truly connected, omnichannel experiences. It’s the technology that …

Trends

I'm Really Into Blockchain. I Blockchain Everything!

<i>Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative.</i><p><i>In this</i> …

Bitcoin

Cellphone data reveals Hurricane Maria's impact on travel in Puerto Rico

Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the infrastructural damage remains evident—today, FEMA estimates that only 41 …

Puerto Rico

People-Mapping Through Google Street View

Google Street View is the most comprehensive visual record of the built environment in history — a detailed photo-atlas with millions of miles of …

Cities

MAS plans cross-border tie-ups on blockchains, e-payments; to develop 80 Robinson as fintech hub

SINGAPORE plans to work with partners in Hong Kong and Canada in developing the use of blockchain technology, the Monetary Authority of Singapore …

FinTech

MAS Announces 6 Key Fintech Strategies for 2018

<i>Asia Finance is a Supporting Media Partner of the 2017 Singapore FinTech Festival</i><p>The managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), …

FinTech

Meet The 30 Under 30 Activists, Washington Insiders And Legal Entrepreneurs Shaping U.S. Law And Policy Now

<i>By Jeremy Bogaisky, Christopher Denhart, Derek Draplin, and Avik Roy.</i><p>Forbes’ 2018 list of the 30 Under 30 in Law & Policy come from the left, right, and center. They work in President Trump’s White House, and for the Democratic resistance. They are the rising stars who will impact millions of …

Opinion

We’re only inviting 9 speakers to TNW New York 2017. Here’s why.

This year, for TNW New York we’re going invite-only. We want to offer outstanding value to our 1,000 hand picked attendees by organising 185 round-table sessions with industry thought leaders in technology, media, and communication. But since we’re known for our content curation, and we try to …

Innovation

Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain technology’s promise for Digital India

The Bitcoin community is currently in the midst of a vicious civil war. At it’s core, it’s a battle over the vision for the cryptocurrency: whether …

Bitcoin

Mapping Media Coverage Of Mass Shootings, Hurricanes And More

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a platform for "studying media ecosystems" that reveals how news events are framed by media outlets around …

Las Vegas

The Robots Are Coming

For our jobs. Our military. And our current way of life. That is, unless a handful of local AI wizards can stop them. —<i>By David Talbot</i><p>11/12/2017, …

Intelligence

Ethereum to ICOs: You're Doing It Wrong

"Grotesque" might not be the word you'd think ethereum developers would ascribe to the ICO environment.<p>But that's exactly how some of the platform's …

Bitcoin

MIT’s Hacking Arts event kicks of tomorrow, here’s what you can expect

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Hacking Arts event kicks of tomorrow. This will be the fifth iteration of the event and will go on till …

B(old)er Is Booming

Recently I turned 52 — which I feel lucky about because getting a year old is never guaranteed. Regina Dugan says this well in her talk about “Love …

Pew Research Center

A MIT director thinks artificial intelligence could fix one of the biggest problems in media

• <b>Local news stations are being closed, depriving national newsrooms of valuable grassroots insight.</b>• <b><br>Deb Roy, the director of the Laboratory for Social Machines at the MIT, says there needs to be an approach to bridging political and societal divisions.</b>• <b><br>A nonprofit plans to give newsrooms and local</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

A Clash of Cultures « bunnie's blog

There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu (@realsexycyborg), a Chinese Maker and Internet …

Spider-Man