Ray Kurzweil

How technology is shaping the agency model of the future and what marketers should do now

<i>In the first of a new series of articles by PHD’s Worldwide CEO Mike Cooper, he explains how the technology on display at CES in Las Vegas is driving</i> …

Exponential Finance Conference

'In the future, man and machine will merge'

Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle technology ‘reads the driver’s thoughts’. Picture: NissanAsk Mercedes: The intelligent virtual assistant. The new service …

Exponential Finance Conference

Man As God: 'Frankenstein' Turns 200

"A man is a god in ruins," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th century.<p>Ever since people contemplated the existence of a divine dimension — and this belief must go back to the very early stages of Homo Sapiens or even earlier — with Neanderthals, a split occurred between the human condition and …

Science

Darker Still: Black Mirror's New Season Envisions Neurotech Gone Wrong

The key difference between science fiction and fantasy is that science fiction is entirely possible because of its grounding in scientific facts, …

Singularity

The Transhumanist Pipe Dream of a ‘Zero-Cost’ Future

"What is possible is speeding up at such an accelerating rate is that it's challenging our sense of stability.... We're rapidly moving toward a world …

Conservative View

You and AI: will we ever become friends with robots?

From Fry and Bender in <i>Futurama</i>, to Data and the crew of the USS Enterprise on <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, to deceptive Ava in <i>Ex Machina</i>, robot …

Robots

You’ve Got Brainmail

In our last episode of the season, we take one one of the most requested futures: telepathy! What would it be like to be able to link minds, and …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Artificial General Intelligence

This class takes an engineering approach to exploring possible research paths toward building human-level intelligence. The lectures will introduce …

Artificial Intelligence

Does This Black Mirror Fan Theory Mean We're Finally Ready For the Singularity?

When Black Mirror first hit the air in 2011, it drew invariable comparisons to <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. Understandably so: Both shows dealt with elements of …

TV

Scientists could one day make humans immortal

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward …

Lifestyle

5 tech trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Newer technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and automation, 3D printing, mixed reality that combines virtual reality and …

Alibaba Group

The Unbearable Conundrum of AI Consciousness

1. Galeon, Dom., Reedy, Christianna. “A Google Exec Just Claimed The Singularity Will Happen by 2029.” Futurism. 16 Mar 2017.<p>2. Ibid.<p>3. Brownell, …

Singularity

Marco Bizzarri on How Gucci's Company Culture Fuels Business Success

The Gucci chief executive talks to BoF about how a culture of purpose and new ways of working underpin the brand’s impressive turnaround.<p><i>This</i> …

Peter Diamandis

Why Intelligent Disruption in Advertising Will Be the Most Important Trend of 2018

As we begin another year, is there a phrase or thought that the advertising industry can focus its attention on as we enter 2018? I submit to you two …

Innovation

Why the Singularity is Not a Singularity

<i>This is the first in a series of posts about the Singularity, that notional future time when machine intelligence explodes in capability, changing</i> …

Singularity

Dude, you broke the future! - Charlie's Diary

Good morning. I'm Charlie Stross, and it's my job to tell lies for money. Or rather, I write science fiction, much of it about our near future, which …

Science

Welcome to the science renaissance, an inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars

Prepare for the <b>Singularity</b>, where artificial intelligence merges with humanity to create super-humans as we learn to grow regenerative tissue, …

Singularity

An optimist’s guide to a future run by machines

If you’re worried about the future and where technology might lead us, 2017 didn’t help. The warnings kept rolling in about potential job losses from automation and machine learning. More than 375 million of us will need to completely change occupations to avoid being replaced by robots, a recent …

Exponential Finance Conference

Pop Culture Predicts The Future of Tech

Artists deal in both the possible and impossible. Many, especially science fiction writers, play somewhere in the middle. They write about technologies that don’t yet exist. Or they assume the possibilities of technologies far ahead of their time.<p>Da Vinci’s sketches, writings, and musings were at …

Augmented Reality

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Singularity: Have We Reached this State?

What is Singularity?<p>It has different meanings, in math and physics, it represents the infinite value which is incomprehensibly large. In the …

Singularity

These 7 technologies ruled 2017

Another year has passed; the newest iPhone’s been released; and TNW’s writers have been replaced by robots. It’s time look back on 2017 as we settle into the holidays, snug and warm in our beds, with visions of cryptocurrency bubbles popping in our heads.<p>Here, we’ve gathered several breakthroughs …

Isaac Asimov

18 New Year's Resolutions of an AI

From EAI to XAI, from Smart Contracts to empathy, next year will be all about building trust with you humans.<p>After scanning the myriad new year's predictions from professional and amateur futurists, I've come to the conclusion that 2018 will be the year in which AI will become mainstream. Duh...you …

TED Talks

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

The current (and long-running, let’s be honest) fascination with AI is deeply intertwined with science and speculation about the functioning of the …

Singularity University

Is God a Robot That Just Hasn’t Been Invented Yet?

This past summer, some 2 million people traveled to Wittenberg, Germany to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to …

For Men

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017

Teaser Image<p>Education Technology and the New Behaviorism<p><i>This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”</i><p>Perhaps it’s no …

Personalized Learning

When Will We Finally Achieve True Artificial Intelligence?

The field of artificial intelligence goes back a long way, but many consider it was officially born when a group of scientists at Dartmouth College …

Singularity

Tech Savviness Isn't Tied To Age

The revolutionary forces of technology – extreme automation in the worlds of work and leisure, and extreme connection that breaks down local and …

S&P 500

AI And The Future Of Customer Care | Articles | Big Data

A recent study in the journal American Psychologist suggested that the voice is the most telling vehicle for emotion, more so even than facial …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Nye: "I predict no one is going to want to settle on Mars"

Bill Nye is all grown up, and so is the first generation of his viewers. Every millennial’s favorite Science Guy is back with the second season of</i> …

Bill Nye

Semantic SEO 101: How to enhance your SEO strategy with Semantic Technologies

With the team at WordLift our mission is to democratise Semantic Technologies to make them accessible to anyone that has a website. In fact, today …

SEO