Coding for Kids
Kids are trading camping for coding, and learning its foundations before they even hit kindergarten. Screen time is on the rise, but the question remains – will it actually help prepare them for tomorrow’s economy?
China’s AI Power Play
China is making strides in AI, with a robot passing its medical licensing exam with flying colors. Some say it has so far eclipsed the US in terms of AI research.
The Global Robotics Race
While the US is currently the world leader in terms of automation, it will need to up its game in order to compete with China’s pace of investment and growth in robots.
VR/AR: More than just toys
Virtual and augmented reality are becoming tools for the masses. Although adoption has been slower than expected, VR applications are already abundant.
The Rise and Risks of Ancestry Tests
Around 12 million people have had their DNA analyzed, with new services and products being offered to consumers, like Vinome, which uses DNA to predict wine preferences.
Advertisers! Is a Robot Coming to Take Your Job?
AI’s greatest practical function in advertising is saving money through product and processes, says Byte London lead project manager and AI expert Isabel Perry.
The Rise of the Robo Advisor
AI-powered wealth management advisors are becoming increasingly prevalent, and their human counterparts will have to adapt to remain relevant in the industry.
How AI in Advertising Really Works
Industry leaders are saying that AI in advertising isn’t up to scratch yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an increasingly important tool used in marketing agencies around the world.
The Role of Voice Recognition in Everyday Life
Computers are finding their voice. Developments in AI and natural language processing are helping improve their accuracy to the point where the technology could see broader adoption.
The Microchipped Employee: Why one company and its employees are happy to lead the way
One company in Wisconsin has made it so their employees can open doors, log in to computers and buy cafeteria food thanks to a rice-sized chip implanted in their hands.
Blockchain Is More Than Just a Buzzword
Blockchain is picking up steam. It’s making its way into the public consciousness, not to mention the headlines, because of its decentralized nature and peer-to-peer distribution.
4 Unorthodox Uses of Blockchain You’ll See in 2018
This year could be Blockchain’s big break, when it is applied outside of finance more broadly to disrupt other industries, including diamonds, fishing and newable energy.
Smile for the Camera: The facial recognition technology that’s changing China
In China, facial recognition technology is becoming commonplace. The technology is enabling people to verify their identities by mug-shots alone.
The US Government and the Telepathic Brain Chips
The US government is investing in brain-chip technology that could one day connect people via implants worn as headsets or embedded in the cerebral cortex.
AR Branching into Apps
The AR industry is on the rise thanks to tech giants such as Apple and Google investing in the technology, and the industry is set to continue its growth in the years to come.
Forget 3D Printing. The Future is 4D.
3D printing might soon be eclipsed by 4D printing, which not only creates complex structures within minutes but also reacts to environmental parameters. And its potential applications are endless, say experts.
How Well Will Your Driverless Car Know You?
The autonomous car revolution is no longer the stuff of science fiction, with the development of sophisticated artificial intelligence key to the cars’ success.
Cars Are Tracking Your Every Turn
The data drivers create while behind the wheel is a hot new market for monetization. It is expected to be a $750 billion business by 2030.
A Translator’s Steady but Skeptical Relationship with Technology
As the number of people employed in translation and interpretation continues to rise, the conversation continues about whether man or machine is the industry’s future. While technology is quick to offer solutions, people still offer a human edge that robots have yet to beat.
The AI That Recreated Obama
Digital versions of people could soon be putting words in their mouths. Technology is making it possible to make fake, but convincing, movies of real people. Then the trick would be finding ways to tell the real people apart.
A New Technological Power in Global Politics
Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that AI leadership will drive much of the political future. His comment hit a nerve across social media – including from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has a lot to say when it comes to AI and its risks.
The Myths and Misconceptions around UX
User experience is a fairly new discipline that takes into consideration all the ways a user interacts with a company, its services and products. This primer delves into the way it works so everybody can get a handle on what it means to put UX into action.
More Than Human
Life after death is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. Artists, musicians and scientists are innovating ways to give people ways to extend themselves and their ideas beyond their traditional physical bodies. Technologies are hard at work to help make it possible.
Telepathic Technology: The Journey so far
Scientists have been working on ways to bring telepathy to the masses for both medical and commercial use. Still, there are ways to go between the imagination portion of the project and the actuality of what can be accomplished, much less embraced, by the market at large.
2030 and the City That 3D Printing Built
Stay tuned for a partially printed city. A quarter of buildings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are set to be 3D-printed by 2030, in a move aimed at cutting construction and labor costs while also reducing waste and increasing speed.
Babies, Start Your Engines
What do newborn babies and racing technology have in common? For one thing, helping people get places safely. Formula One racing technology is helping sick babies get where they need to go.