You Soon Won’t Have to Answer Your Email – Leave it to the Machine and Google

May 25, 2017 – Google Smart Reply is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application for Gmail, on a range of platforms including Android and iOS. It even works with Google’s ... Continue Reading →

Who Would Have Thought That Big Retail Would Be Among the First Victims of 21st Century Technology?

May 23, 2017 – When my wife and I were looking for new furniture earlier this year we did almost all of our searching online. Instead of going to furniture stores in the city, ... Continue Reading →

A Whole New Reason Your Insurance Claim May Be Denied

May 20, 2017 – Zurich Insurance has been around since 1872. It is responsible for brands that include Global Life and Farmers. In its 2016 report to shareholders, it noted cash ... Continue Reading →

The Key to Space Colonization Lies in Altering our DNA or Merging our Sentience with Machine Technology

May 20, 2017 – Back in April of 2014 I posted musings about altering humans to make us compatible with the harsh reality of Mars and other places we attempt to colonize beyond ... Continue Reading →

How Artificial Intelligence Is and Will Change the Practice of Law

May 2, 2017 – Please welcome Matthew L. Willens as guest blogger for today’s posting. Matthew is a Chicago trial lawyer. He is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: IBM Melds Watson AI to a General Purpose Factory Robot

April 23, 2017 – IBM is pursuing creating general purpose robots that interact with humans in factory settings using their artificial intelligence (AI) Watson technology. Munich, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Warehousing Robot That Works Blindingly Fast

April 20, 2017 – A Chinese courier and delivery service company, Shentong Express, has replaced human sorters with robots in warehousing operations with 30% improvement in efficiency. ... Continue Reading →

Fintech AI Apps Will Stop Consumers From Making Risky Purchasing Decisions

April 18, 2017 – What if you are about to make a $1,000 purchase and put it on your credit card and an accompanying mobile app on your smartphone says “no?” That’s ... Continue Reading →

Can AI Beat a Trained Medical Professional in Predicting Heart Attacks?

April 16, 2017 – A vascular surgeon at Stanford University in California recently stated, “I can’t stress enough…how much I really hope that doctors start to ... Continue Reading →

It is No Coincidence That There is a Correlation Between Technological Innovation and Growing Economic Disparity

April 15, 2017 – What separates the rich from the poor these days is looking more and more like technology. The rise of Silicon Valley and its billionaire entrepreneurs coincides ... Continue Reading →