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 →

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 →

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 →

The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000th entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

Latest Laptop Ban on Flights from Middle East and African Origins May Create Fire in the Hold Threat

March 22, 2017 – Sometimes I think that the new Trump administration is really a Marx Brothers’ comedy sketch. See the 1932 film, Duck Soup, if you want to get my drift. ... Continue Reading →

Brain Has 100 Times More Computational Capacity Than We Thought Reports UCLA Study

March 13, 2017 – Mayank Mehta, a UCLA neurophysicist, says that our brains don’t work like conventional computers. In a new study, he notes that previous beliefs that neurons ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →