Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App to Detect Asthma, Pneumonia, and Obstructive Respiratory Distress

October 24, 2016 – ResApp Health, an Australian company aimed at commercializing research from University of Queensland, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Continue Reading →

Will Royal Navy Use Situational Awareness Artificial Intelligence in Future Combat?

October 19, 2016 – The software is called STARTLE. And that is exactly what it is meant to do, summon an equivalent to human responses to a threat and do it using a neural network ... Continue Reading →

The 21st Century: Our Journey to Immortality or Extinction

October 15, 2016 – It is the Ides of October and I have resolved after seven years of writing this blog to attempt a synthesis of much of its content into a book which will bear ... Continue Reading →

California First to Give Autonomous Vehicles Equal Rights to the Road While Ford Tests “Snowtonomy”

October 1, 2016 – Autonomous vehicles are now acceptable on California roadways with the signing of a new state law this week. And unlike any other jurisdiction, California is ... Continue Reading →

Can We Stop Runaway AI?

September 29, 2016 – For those who have concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to destroy humanity, the following may turn out to be good news. An organization ... Continue Reading →
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Mining Social Media – Is the World Ready for the Reality of the Minority Report?

September 17, 2016 – When the movie “Minority Report“ first screened it was seen as a dystopian fantasy. But the truth is predictive policing using data mining is ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 2

September 7, 2016 – Envisioning the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on North American urban life in 2030, the Stanford University study described in a previous post, also ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 1

September 6, 2016 – Artificial Intelligence or AI includes a constellation of technologies including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Kawasaki Adding AI to Motorcycle to Emotionally Bond with Rider

August 30, 2016 – Riders of motorcycles already have a signficant bond with their machines. But if Kawasaki succeeds with upcoming models, riders will be able to talk to their ... Continue Reading →
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NuTonomy Beats Uber in Race to Put On Demand Autonomous Vehicles on City Streets

August 25, 2016 – A three-year old company spun out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore today. It represents the first ... Continue Reading →