Gizmos & Gadgets: Cassie, a Robot that Walks Like a Velociraptor

February 13, 2017 – Agile Robotics has designed Cassie, a robot that walks on two legs but not like humans. In fact Cassie’s gait resembles that of a Velociraptor, the carnivorous ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Computing Will Arrive When There is Lots of Software for It

January 13, 2017 – Google, NASA, Lockheed Martin and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are early adopters of the D-Wave quantum computer. D-Wave Systems, a Burnaby, British Columbia ... Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Challenges Top 4 Poker Players to a Tournament

January 9, 2017 – In the latest artificial intelligence (AI) gaming foray, a system developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will test its acumen against a team of four of ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Reinvention of Humanity

December 19, 2016 – The idea of reinventing humanity is not foreign to this blog site. Whether the subject has been engineering humanity to fit a world experiencing global climate ... Continue Reading →

American Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

December 9, 2016 – Could Russian hackers have laid the groundwork for a Donald Trump victory in the November presidential vote? The former head of the national security division ... Continue Reading →

Amazon Has a Grocery Store Where You Pick Up Produce and Walk Out

December 9, 2016 – In Seattle, Washington, there is a new grocery store that has no checkout counters. Called Amazon Go it stocks basic groceries, meal kits and ready-to-eat foods. ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Shares His Views on Education in the 21st Century – Part 3: Exponential Technologies for Classrooms

November 29, 2016 – If you haven’t yet read Parts 1 and 2 of Peter Diamandis’ mindshare about how primary education needs to develop a new paradigm, please do so by ... Continue Reading →

Can Technology and Science Advance in a World Wrought With Fear About AI, Robotics and Globalization?

November 11, 2016 – The elections in the United States this week, in one part, are a reaction to a world experiencing constant change through advances in science and technology. ... Continue Reading →

Last Friday I Couldn’t Tweet – Defending the Internet is Key to Our Future

October 27, 2016 – The Internet is technology’s great emancipator making knowledge ubiquitous. It along with mobile devices has forever changed the nature of communications. ... Continue Reading →