Just a few years ago the common perception was that we were in an AI winter. Although there were lots of narrow AI applications running in the background of our daily lives, there wasn’t much enthusiasm. But quietly in the background, a revolution was building thanks to progress across a few key areas. These areas […]

Monday 18th November 2013 Google Larry Page’s benchmark for success: moon shots and 10x ideas. Google’s founders have no interest in giving dividends or doing stock buybacks. 200 years from now, few will know that Google started as a search engine. They’ll probably think of it as the company that cured cancer, made the internet […]

Monday 24th March 2014 The Singularity The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, Jeopardy!-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up acts. As we move deeper into the second machine age we’ll see more and […]

Wednesday 20th August 2014 The Quest to Build an Artificial Brain Deep learning has suddenly spread across the commercial tech world, from Google to Microsoft to Baidu to Twitter, just a few years after most AI researchers openly scoffed at it. All of these tech companies are now exploring a particular type of deep learning […]

Tuesday 29th March 2016 Self-Driving Car Startup Fights to Beat Tesla and Google We want to ship a product by the end of the year that people will be able to install in their own cars and it will give them more self-driving capability than the Tesla today. – George Hotz George Hotz’s pitch is […]

Monday 25th May 2015 Self-Driving Cars Apple and Uber are developing their own self-driving cars. Tesla intends to release a software update next month that will turn on “autopilot” mode, immediately allowing all Tesla Model S drivers to be driven between“San Francisco and Seattle without the driver doing anything”, in Elon Musk’s own words. Tesla-driven […]

Sunday 11th May 2014 THE SINGULARITY Is the goal to solve problems or to try to solve problems? Ex: healthcare vs life extension, higher ed v direct brain/machine interface. Many examples like this can be given. A new technology that is ambitious, but if achieved completely obviates much of what is being done. The tech […]

Monday 24th March 2014 The Singularity The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, Jeopardy!-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up acts. As we move deeper into the second machine age we’ll see more and […]

Monday 10th February 2014 Robot Stocks Revenue for the global industrial robotics market is expected to cross $37 billion by 2018. The $37 billion market for industrial robotics by 2018 may sound insignificant next to Bill Gates prediction of a robot in every home and a $1 trillion global business by 2025. This is where […]

Saturday 24th December 2016 Keeping up With AI by Putting a Computer in Your Brain Kernel is a human intelligence company developing the world’s first neuroprosthesis to mimic, repair and improve cognition. Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on […]