235 Emerging Tech Trends For 2018

Futurist Amy Webb identifies 235 emerging tech trends that will impact us all in the years ahead. Traditional smartphones are projected to become obsolete…much sooner than one might think. Key Findings 2018 marks the beginning of the end of traditional smartphones. Everyone should be paying extremely close attention to China. The artificial intelligence ecosystem — flooded […]

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse, according to a recent article written by Tad Friend for The New York Times. This is a very comprehensive article that discusses several possible outcomes from AI development. “The worrywarts’ fears, grounded in how intelligence and power seek their own increase, […]

Alibaba Neural Network Defeats Human in Global Reading Test

Alibaba says its deep neural network model has outscored humans in a global reading test, paving the way for the underlying technology to reduce the need for human input.  The Chinese tech giant’s research unit, Institute of Data Science of Technologies (IDST), said it had developed a deep-learning model that attained a score of 82.44 […]

iPhones and Children Are a Toxic Pair, Say Two Big Apple Investors

In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, David Benoit reports that Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or Calstrs, which control about $2 billion of Apple shares, sent a letter to Apple on Saturday urging it to develop new software tools that would help parents control and limit phone […]

AI Program Beats Chess Champion

AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours. Google’s artificial intelligence sibling DeepMind repurposes Go-playing AI to conquer chess and shogi without aid of human knowledge. Computer programs have been able to beat the best human chess players ever since IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer defeated Kasparov on 12 May 1997. Read Article […]

APA – Stress In America; Coping With Change – Part 2

For the past decade, the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America™ survey has examined how stress affects American adults’ health and well-being. This year’s survey took a deeper look at technology and social media to better understand their link to stress, relationships and overall health and well-being. The survey showed, nearly all adults (99 percent) […]

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

In a recent article from Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie, experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvements place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled by technology. Read […]

This ICO for an AI Blockchain is the Most Tech-Hype Idea of the Year

A blockchain idea called Singularity.NET is at the forefront of this article from Wired. AI open source is the movement’s goal. The driving force behind the project is Ben Goertzel, a Hong Kong-based AI researcher and Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, a company specialized in building humanoid robots — such as eerie talking head Sophia. Over […]