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 […]

Saturday 12th December 2015 When Computers Dematerialize into Everyday Objects – Jason Silva / Qualcomm   Wednesday 30th November 2016 Building an AI Portfolio The following stocks offer exposure to Artificial Intelligence. – Lee Banfield ——————————- Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Stock Price: $776 Market Cap: $531 billion Healthcare Images – Google Deepmind Machine Learning – GoogleML Autonomous […]

Tuesday 29th December 2015 The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car… in His Garage. This is a fantastic story on many levels. From the self-motivated hacking to the visionary tech to the unwillingness to conform to corp interests to the “Bitcoin preferred here” Lesson from tech history seems to be that […]

Monday 6th April 2015 Tesla Cars Will Start Self Driving This Summer All Teslas will get an over-the-air update this summer, probably around June, allowing them to drive in “Autopilot” mode. Musk did confirm that the Autopilot mode would be “technically capable of driving from parking lot to parking lot.” The car will also be […]

Sunday 24th April 2016 Neural Networks: Why AI Development is Going to Get Even Faster The pace of development of artificial intelligence is going to get faster. And not for the typical reasons — More money, interest from megacompanies, faster computers, cheap & huge data, and so on. Now it’s about to accelerate because other fields are […]

Monday 24th February 2014 Speech Recognition Speak in English, they hear in Chinese in your voice, and vice versa. Demo already live Today, translation is happening in textboxes. But wait till you click someone’s Oculus avatar to suddenly hear them speaking your tongue. You might even imagine a programmable Jawbone headset which would allow the […]