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1 week ago
Google’s new mindblowing AI can negotiate your appointments for you with real people

Hi Future Fans,

Following on the theme of AI, this post will dig a little into the world of artificial personal assistants. It is, in part, inspired by the slightly-creepy-and-still-mind-blowing ... See more

Let my AI talk to you.

3 weeks ago
Alphabet

Hi Future Fans,

I'm not going to comment too much on this, however will recommend that you read it. It's Alphabet's 'Founder's Letter' penned by Sergey (linked). ... See more

Alphabet Inc. is a holding company that gives ambitious projects the resources, freedom, and focus to make their ideas happen — and will be the parent company of Google, Nest, and other ventures. ... See more

4 weeks ago
The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

Hi Future Fans,

I've been quiet for a couple of weeks due to work, so now is a good time to launch into some good old-fashioned AI commentary!

Clearly everyone will be aware of AI by now, and ... See more

In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats ... See more

1 month ago
Nanobots Glide Through Living Cells

Hi Future Fans,

The future promises personally-tailored desease & gene therapies, and a world of tiny machines in our blood and cells that will enhance their capabilities.

The linked article is ... See more

Rotating magnetic fields precisely steer the nanomachines, tracing letters in cytoplasm

1 month ago
Baidu shows off its instant pocket translator

Hi Future Fans,

This one is a relatively light post!

There continue to be announcements around language translation, and a lot of this is due to AI/Neural networks.

Microsoft announced a ... See more

The Chinese internet giant says it’s made significant strides in machine translation thanks to neural networks.

1 month ago
NVIDIA Unveils Beastly 2 Petaflop DGX-2 AI Supercomputer With 32GB Tesla V100 And NVSwitch Tech (Updated) | HotHardware

Hello Future Fans,

I've not posted for a while, since I've been travelling. Today I want to re-connect with one of my favourite topics, being the exponential nature of computing; in terms of power, ... See more

NVIDIA claims the new DGX-2 is the world’s first 2 Petaflop Machine Learning system and it’s comprised of serious array of technology in support of its Tesla V100 32GB GPUs.

2 months ago
New brain computer interfaces lead many to ask, is Black Mirror real? | Robohub

Hello Future Fans,

Today I’ll continue briefly on the topic of brain-computer / brain-Internet / brain-to-brain interfaces.

I’ve linked a great robohub article below. It talks about a tech ... See more

New brain computer interfaces lead many to ask, is Black Mirror real?

2 months ago
What are YOU looking at? Mind-reading AI knows

Hi Again, future-curious folks,

Today I'll move away from imminent developments like 5G and will instead cast into the more distant future. It's a bit dense; hope you like it!

I was talking with ... See more

This AI isn't exactly Professor X, but it's getting there.

2 months ago
5G’s secret weapon will be low latency, empowering next-gen VR and gaming

Hi Followers,

Two posts ago, I bought some attention back to the truly remarkable step-change promised by 5G mobile connectivity. I mentioned that this step change is related both to the outright ... See more

As the 2018 Mobile World Congress wound down this week, next-generation 5G wireless technology was clearly the show’s biggest story, promising dramatically faster data speeds. But 5G’s …

2 months ago
California to allow testing of self-driving cars without a driver present

The march towards autonomous vehicles has taken another step, with California’s approval for them to operate / test further without a human backup driver.

There is of course some small ... See more

California's Department of Motor Vehicles established new rules announced Monday that will allow tech companies and others working on driverless vehicle..