[reading time: two minutes] Today’s article is not the typical technological article. It is rather a provocative question over which I would be happy to deal with you, the reader. Yesterday I had the chance to “chat” a little bit with Jared Diamond (here’s the link to his first talk about migrations ) about the … More Connecting the last billion. But should we?
[reading time: three minutes] Machine learning is a really big thing, capable of an unimaginable impact on our daily lives. We have been hearing a lot lately about AI implication, with Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and many more trying to raise awareness over the benefits and the possible dangers of developing machines that exhibit consciousness. … More MACHINE LEARNING in 140 words.
[reading time: two minutes] You have probably heard it in the “tech side of the news”: researchers have managed to produce the world’s smallest magnet and demonstrated that it’s possible to use that specific magnet—an individual atom—to store a single bit of data. The Bits/Atoms exchange rate has never been so good. This result, stemming … More The Bits/Atoms exchange rate has never been so good.
[reading time: two minutes] About a month ago the Harvard Business Review published an article on blockchains upon which I commented: “Could blockchains solve our inherent inability to trustfully deal with money?”. Fast forward a month, now blockchains are all the rage (surely not because of my tweet). But deep down, what are they? Why … More BLOCKCHAINS in 140 words.
[Reading time: five minutes] Try picturing yourself living in a world designed for someone half your size, and to constantly adapt to the least, biomechanically speaking, efficient form for your long, athletic biped body: walking on all fours. If that is not enough, imagine that everything around you looks like everything you’re used to, but … More We love robots. But do they LIKE us?
[reading time: two minutes] It’s 2017. We are capable of printing our food in a 3D printer, we are able to fit an unbelievable amount of processing power in our watches and we are seriously pondering not only whether to go to Mars or not, but rather WHEN. Still, our roads are jammed by cars … More What is the HYPERLOOP and why should you care.
In 2009, the Iowan actor founded a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and child sexual exploitation, the NGO changed its name to Thorn in 2012. In 2012, the International Labor Organization estimated that there were roughly 21 million human trafficking victims worldwide, of which about 5 million were being sexually exploited. According to … More How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers
It’s just over an inch-and-a-half across, less than an inch high, and weighs less than half an ounce. Yet despite its diminutive package, the SKEYE Nano 2 FPV Drone sports a list of credentials that put many larger models to shame. Right now, you can pick up the world’s smallest camera drone for under $100 … More Command the skies with the world’s smallest camera drone… at an equally tiny price
YouTube might be getting a lot more social and conversational in the near future. The Google-owned video platform is currently testing a new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android that will allow users to exchange clips, texts and links without ever having to leave the app. But there’s one catch: The functionality is solely available … More YouTube is testing in-app messaging to take on Facebook
Chade-Meng “Meng” Tan is a Google pioneer, award-winning engineer, and best-selling author. Meng was Google employee number 107 and led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course for employees called Search Inside Yourself, which regularly had a waitlist of six months. Meng’s work has been endorsed by President Carter, Eric Schmidt of Google, and … More 3 tips from a Google pioneer