Education

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
How Google Took Over the Classroom
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
Jammy brings new meaning to “slide guitar”​Electric guitars generally aren’t known for being compact. There is the JamStik, although it stays shorter than a regular guitar, plus it needs to be paired with a smartphone. Jammy slides out, however, and it can be used without an accompanying mobile electronic device.
Tackle your to-read list with this time-saving reading app – ScienceAlertBecause no one’s list is getting shorter.
The US military wants to hack the human brain to help us learn a second language faster – ScienceAlertCan zapping nerves help you to learn a foreign language?
Google Classroom is now Open for Everyone, Including Personal AccountsGoogle Classroom is now available for personal accounts. Anyone can become a teacher and put up a virtual class with all the resources in a single place.
What Do You Need to Know to Gamify Your E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning BlogGames and gamification aren’t the same. Learn some of the basics to get started building your own gamified courses and take them to the next level.
StackUp: track self-directed learning online – iLearn Technology
How a Math Algorithm Could Educate the Whole World — for Free | Po-Shen Loh – ValueWalk
Your Next Teacher Could Be a Robot

  • Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute predicts that, within 14 years, learning from robots will be commonplace.
  • Online learning could provide low cost, tailor-made educational resources to any student with internet access.
Reimagining education: MIT holds its first Festival of Learning | MIT NewsScholars and researchers share ideas on new ways to teach students in the 21st century.
Education Tech Pulls Children’s Future Out of Rubble of War « TechtonicsWars around the globe have left 24 million children in 22 conflict-plagued countries with little hope for an education or a future. But through a host of partnerships, mobile technology and digital learning are finding a way to salvage that future. Responding to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a call to companies to align […]
Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change | The EconomistIt is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their careers. The practicalities are daunting
This genius map explains how everything in physics is connected – ScienceAlertFrom space time to chaos theory.
Study online: Learn how to build incredible multiplayer games using Unity – ScienceAlertBecome a game developer.
Mattel’s Aristotle will be the “big brother” your kid never hadTouted as an Amazon Echo for kids, Mattel recently unveiled Aristotle, a voice-activated smart assistant designed to interact with your child at all stages of their development.
Coolest STEM Toys and Gadgets of 2016Check out our breakdown of the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics toys and gadgets on the market right now.
Education Technology and the Ideology of PersonalizationThis is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech
TechCrunchWhat the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the tech’s future
This genius map explains how everything in physics is connected – ScienceAlertFrom space time to chaos theory.
How to Really Make College Free | RealClearPoliticsAs President-elect Trump reviews policy ideas to help poor and working class citizens and to “make America great again”, there is one education idea that is both exceptionally simple to…
Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change —> If you read nothing else on this page, read this!
Learning sleeve sheds light on guitar-playing basicsLearning to play the guitar is tough. Tuition videos, online tab and music books are all good, but having to constantly look from guitar to teaching aid and back again can be frustrating. FretX uses LEDs embedded in a low profile learning sleeve that shows the player fretting finger positions.
How today’s tech departments are moving into the future | eSchool NewsTechnology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
Amazon Expands AWS Educate Options | CRM DailyAWS is expanding its tools for the online education market with a new set of capabilities for users of its AWS Educate platform to make it easier for students to focus on the most in-demand developer skills.
4 of the best tech courses you can take online right now – ScienceAlertLearning is sexy.
Brain training could add years behind the wheel – Futurity“Driving cessation has huge ramifications for seniors,” says Lesley A. Ross. Cognitive training may be a way to keep them safe on the road.
DIY smartphone microscope plays Pac-Man with microbesTo entice kids into the field of microbiology, scientists at Stanford have developed a DIY smartphone microscope that lets users take a closer look at the microscopic world and allows microbes to be controlled in real-time so they can be used to play games like soccer or Pac-Man.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Voyages Into Gaming With Space Odyssey | Digital TrendsOne of the world’s most popular astrophysicists is developing an open world PC game that will let players explore the cosmos – and learn along the way.
New Frontiers In Online Higher Education | On PointWe’ll look at the new cutting edge in online higher education. MOOC’s, micro-masters, and more. It’s getting better. It’s leading to good jobs.
The iPal robot is designed to entertain children for hours with no adult supervision necessary — QuartzThe iPal can entertain kids for hours on end. The three-foot tall robot with “wide eyes, working fingers, pastel trimming, and a touchscreen tablet on its chest” showed off its babysitting skills at an annual robotics event in San Jose, California, the Guardian reported. The iPal is designed to act like a companion for children:…
Online learning to lead education by 2025 | Education Technology
Telepresence Robots Can Help Chronically Ill Kids Enjoy School | Digital TrendsA new study examines how technology is making it possible for chronically ill students to experience the classroom through the use of telepresence robots.
Pokemon GO, Augmented Reality, and Education: Innovation in Learning : Tech : University HeraldAugmented reality holds a lot of potential in making learning more innovative and interesting. Some projects have been tested to see how students benefit from AR.
Without language teachers, high schools are resorting to computer programs – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday TelegramMadison Area Memorial High uses Rosetta Stone to take the place of a French and Spanish teacher.
11 tips that can help you learn faster – and actually remember it – ScienceAlertYou got this.
Seven ways bots will change the student experience | Education Technology
2017 Future of Education Technology Conference to Explore the Future of IT in Learning EnvironmentsThe National Future of Education Technology Conference , a premier ed tech event, today announced details of the Information Technology track to be presented at the 37th annual FETC event, taking place …
What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education? | EdTech MagazineA new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace.
This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games
This 5-minute game makes kids better at math – FuturityA simple computer game for little kids challenges the idea that someone who’s bad at math now is likely to remain bad at it.
Six EdTech Startups Democratizing Education [Infographic]The playing field is still far from equal for minority students in the United States. Meet the EdTech startups who want to change that.
A billionaire just put up $100 million to create a tuition-free school in Silicon Valley – ScienceAlertFree tech education.
A mind-bending atlas of all the weirdest sh*t in mathematics is now online – ScienceAlertA document of the most amazing ideas in science.
Why education-tech startups will make a mark this season | The Financial ExpressIndia saw a new high of over 50 ed-tech deals in 2015, with the volume of deals up 315% from 2011. In 2016 it has witnessed 18 deals already, says CB Insights study
Israel is at the forefront of education technology | Allison Barksdale | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
AI Teaching Assistant Helped Students Online—and No One Knew the Difference
Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it | TechCrunchThe class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain..
New DARPA Program Aims to Facilitate Training Through Nerve StimulationDARPA aims to bypass prolonged training regimens, and impress new cognitive skills directly onto the brain by manipulating the peripheral nervous system
Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials | TechCrunchBack in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it..
How AltSchool Experiments in Education – FortuneRead how ed-tech startup AltSchool experiments in education using technology to teach students in small schools in Fortune Data Sheet essay.
Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation | TechCrunchYou know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of..
Better Learning through Augmented Reality – Teq Blog Could your classroom’s reality use a boost? As weird as that can sound, it’s entirely possible to do so with a little trick known as augmented reality.
CES 2016: Lego’s New Classroom Robot Brings STEM Lessons to Life | EdTech MagazineLego’s WeDo 2.0 has a knack for making students smile as they take their first steps into the world of programming.
Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months | TechCrunchUdacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company..
5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | EdTech MagazineThe technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.
EdTech: Five Online Learning Platforms Shaking Up Business Education | BusinessBecauseMoocs make earning degree from couch reality
6 Ways the New National Education Technology Plan Could Help Close Achievement Gap | EdTech Magazine The role of teachers is changing along with the growing role of technology in classrooms, according to the plan.
 THE BIG PICTURE OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY: THE PADAGOGY WHEEL
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5 Predictions For Education Technology »5 Predictions For Education Technology – Although technology has fast influenced most sectors of our world, education
Connected Classroom: EdTech Harnesses Big Data To Improve Student Learning | BusinessBecauseBusiness learning groups explore digital analytics to improve academic performance
 Eye-tracking glasses reveal the learning process
Professor develops new method that determines how novice medical students learn
The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn? | C. M. RubinA new report, “Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection,” investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Technology changing education in oh so many ways | The Modesto BeeFor weeks, I have been writing about technology in education for our next Eye on Education special tab (look for it Saturday). The big takeaway: The shakeup technology brought to the economy is coming to education – it has to.
Tech Will Soon Shake Up EducationTech is being widely implemented in all phases of education, but it needs to be met with highly trained and enthusiastic teachers to get the most out of kids.
Facebook is building free educational softwareFacebook is the latest tech company to enter the national debate over how best to educate children, a cause that CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has championed.
Put Down the Textbook: How VR Is Reimagining Classroom Education – Singularity HUB
IBM’s School Could Fix Education—And Tech’s Diversity Gap | WIREDThe tech industry says it needs a talent pipeline. This high school could show the way.The tech industry says it needs a talent pipeline. This high school could show the way.
Technology won’t replace collaboration among students: Today’s ‘classroom’ is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons — ScienceDailyStudents heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly enhanced by gadgets and software, and the ability to plug into worlds beyond the classroom. Even so, technology is no substitute for everyday student engagement and collaboration among students, researchers find.” id=”metasummary
Ed Dept looks for ways to quickly test tech tools | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
A sensory education: How the world’s tech titans are making learning more stimulating | The DrumAlison Bracegirdle of Sparks & Honey educates us on how tech giants including Sony, Google and Apple are making learning more…
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Can Digital Educate India? | The Indian ExpressNote to policymakers: Access to technology by itself does not ensure learning.
News Corp.’s Amplify education experiment: What went wrong? | ZDNetAmplify was supposed to reinvent education, but could its hardware, software and content bundle realistically compete with Apple and Google?
Making Ideas Tangible: How 3D Printers Will Transform the Classroom – Singularity HUBChallenges remain, but bringing 3D printers into classrooms will make them as native to upcoming generations as computers or the internet.
MOOCs Shake Up Indian Education | MIT Technology ReviewIn a country of rigid teaching styles and scarce university slots, students and professors are exploring what online learning can be.

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When Machines Can Do Most Jobs—Passion, Creativity, and Reinvention Rule – Singularity HUB
Opinion: Apple and IBM have big data plans for education | ComputerworldApple and IBM are developing solutions that underpin a future of personalized mobile learning that lasts a lifetime.
The $1-a-week school | The EconomistACROSS the highway from the lawns of Nairobi’s Muthaiga Country Club is Mathare, a slum that stretches as far as the eye can see. Although Mathare has virtually no…
New Innovator: Tip tap tapCork-based ed-tech company’s interactive desk enhancing the way pupils learn
9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015 | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Education Tech Can Help Us Build Schools of the FutureAt an exhibition hosted by the Guardian on the future of education tech, experts focused on how technology is used in the classroom.
Districts turning to neuroscience for new instruction strategies | Education DiveNews, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places – ForbesPeople often ask me for specific examples of how technology is impacting global education. I suspect they are looking for super glossy examples of futuristic classrooms. They hope I’ll describe some design innovation or a revolutionary adaptive algorithmic trick. They expect video games, virtual reality, and robotics. But things often […]
Giant Leap Exponential Technologies 64x64The hypocrisy of developed-world educational technology proponents | EducationIncreasingly, there is a curious trend in America in which the country’s wealthiest, best-educated, most tech-savvy parents work hard and pay good money to keep their children away from digital technology…

The Most Dangerous Trap for Education Technology Entrepreneurs

Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation | TechCrunchI’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education. Education is probably the single..
5 Challenges Facing Education-Tech StartupsThere are serious challenges startups must overcome to be successful, as in any industry.
Universities Fear Apple Watch Could Be Used For Cheating, Ban Wearable Tech For Finals « CBS San FranciscoWith Apple and other tech giants releasing smartwatches, universities in Australia have placed bans on the wearable technology, fearing the devices could be used to cheat on final exams.With Apple and other tech giants releasing smartwatches, universities in Australia have placed bans on the wearable technology, fearing the devices could be used to cheat on final exams. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF
Learning environments – Education | The Star OnlineMALAYSIA is part of Microsoft’s class of education innovators for 2014 to 2015.
Providing refurbished computers to schools and community groups across Canada for free
Pre-lecture diagrams help students take better notes, learn more — ScienceDailyLecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting material in advance of the lecture can help them overcome these hurdles, suggests new research.” id=”metasummary
The 18 Most Influential People in Ed TechNoodle honors the 18 most influential people in ed tech, as part of a larger list of education influencers.
Drone catches cheating students in ‘world’s toughest exam’If students want to cheat their way through one of China’s most difficult exams, they’ll now need to thwart a patrolling drone. The National Higher Educa
Here’s why learning to code gives you an edge at work | Business InsiderIt’s how the world works.
Digital guru Larry Johnson says mobile devices will revolutionise education | afr.comDigital guru Larry Johnson says students need to shown “how cool things are” to be inspired to learn.
Winning Equation: How Technology Can Help Save Math Education | EdutopiaA national panel recommends technology to fix a broken system. Here’s how some teachers are using math tech.
Beyond classrooms – Education | The Star OnlineE-tools, games and creative space make learning effective and fun.
The Peninsula Qatar – Medical education goes high-tech
‘At Nitte, Profit is not the Motive, Quality Education is’ – The New Indian Express
Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Smart ParentsImagine a student who hears things once and knows them forever. She is a good reader. She is self-aware and can articulate her learning challenges and successes. Despite the fact that the student is smart, she struggles on written work and in group projects. How does our school system help encourage a student with her potential, and her challenges?
Flying STEM Education into the Classroom with SkyBot 3D Printed Drone – 3DPrint.comDrones and robotics are the backbone of modern grade school STEM education. Engaging kids with lesson plans that feel more like building a toy than learning, is an excellent way to keep kids interested and encourage them to familiarize themselves with modern technology.
U.S. Higher Education Institutions Expected to Spend $6.6 Billion on Technology in 2015 | Framingham, MA Patch
3ders.org – Roby, the 3D printable robot hits Kickstarter to teach kids programming, 3D design & robotics | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing NewsThe Roby educational robot kit has been specifically designed to help people of all ages to get to grips with programming, 3D design and the world of robotics.
Leapfrogging to the 4G University – ForbesAs East Africa is the world’s fastest growing market for higher education, I find myself there frequently. On one of my recent trips to Kampala, the capital of Uganda, I met with the founder and CEO of a start-up university. Having invested tens of millions of dollars to launch the new […]
Guest Commentary: Technology in the classroom can help close the achievement gap – The Denver PostNationwide, only one in five low-income students are proficient in reading. At Rocky Mountain Prep, 80 percent of our students are from low-income families.
New $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE wants to disrupt education as we know it – The Washington PostThe competition envisions a new model for education that is cheap, abundant and scalable.
Future Of EdTech 101: Automation, Curation And Gamification – ForbesEducation is one of the fastest progressing industries. Today, research, materials and communication can be shared instantly and globally. However, information technology is hardly at its full potential, particularly in education. As a college senior set to graduate in 2015 and asked to write an essay about the future of […]

Environmental

Genetically Engineered Algae Might Fuel the Future | RealClearFutureGenetically Engineered Algae Might Fuel the Future | RealClearFuture
This 22-year-old is launching a controversial plan to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – ScienceAlertHe wants to clean up 50 percent of the patch in five years.
Device generates power while purifying air of air pollution | NextBigFuture.comDevice generates power while purifying air of air pollution
Electronic device bends like skin and biodegrades – FuturityA new semiconductor is as flexible as skin and degrades with just a weak acid. Devices made with it wouldn’t add to the world’s pile of electronic waste.
China is set to build this smog-eating ‘Forest City’ filled with tree-covered skyscrapers – ScienceAlertIt’s so beautiful. 
Unexpected discovery finds caterpillars that can eat one of our most common plastics – ScienceAlertGrub’s up.
Portable “Trashpresso” up-cycling plant transforms trash into tilesIsolated communities often lack garbage disposal infrastructure, meaning it’s hard to either truck out the trash or process it on-site. The Trashpresso is designed to lighten the load a little, as a semi-portable, solar-powered plant that turns trash into tiles.
To Deal with Plastic Trash, All You Need is Bugs | Hackaday

Finding a bug that eats polyethylene and poops antifreeze might be a great first step in bioremediating the mess.

MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises | MIT NewsOn a 600-acres solar farm in North Carolina, solar panels have been installed, connected, and are delivering power into the nation’s grid.
Shipboard reactor could convert ocean-based plastic waste into diesel​Having now reached the deepest parts of the ocean, the plastic pollution problem is calling for some creative solutions. An organic chemist and a sailor are trying to make plastic waste worth collecting, by turning it into a usable diesel fuel through a semi-portable reactor.
Solar Impulse co-founder aims to make electric aviation a reality with new company | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingSolar Impulse’s Co-Founder André Borschberg is aiming to make electric propulsion in the aviation industry a reality with the new company that he co-founded, H55.
Old clothes may be “melted down” and recycled​​When it comes to clothing, being both environmentally-conscious and fashionable can be tricky. Old clothes can be given away, of course, but they still ultimately end up in the landfill. That’s why scientists have devised a method of essentially “melting down” old clothes to make new material.​
World’s Largest Geoengineering Study Triggers Major Controversy 
Carbon nanotubes could find use in reusable water filtersThe most commonly-used water filtration media are silicon gels and activated carbon. These can only be used once, however. By contrast, not only can filters made with carbon nanotubes be reused, but they’re also reportedly more effective at removing organic pollutants.​
Battery breakthrough by 94yo inventor addresses costs and life-cycle : Renew EconomyUniversity of Texas team develops low-cost, high energy density, non-combustible battery that could be game-changer for EV uptake.
This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels – ScienceAlertSharing the science that matters.
To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust – FuturityUsing a low-temperature cryo-mill to pulverize e-waste could be more eco-friendly than the current options—landfills and incinerators.

Business

An Algorithm Can Pick the Next Silicon Valley Unicorn – D-briefWith a machine learning algorithm, MIT researchers say that they are able to pick out successful start-ups 60 percent of the time.
US Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China’s manufacturing hubs | NextBigFuture.comUS Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China’s manufacturing hubs
New global fund to raise $300 million for digital currency investments | ReutersDreyfuss
Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go – The future of computing may be inside our skulls
BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency, Introduces “Trust Contracts” to Overcome the Shortcomings of Ethereum Smart Contracts – Blockchain News
How Alexa Fits Into Amazon’s Prime Directive | RealClearFutureHow Alexa Fits Into Amazon’s Prime Directive | RealClearFuture
UberFreight is Taking on the Trucking IndustryUber’s getting a move on—and it’s not just about people anymore.
Blockchain is busting out of its britches | CIOBlockchain started life as the computing schema behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, but it has become clear that blockchain is a fundamental technology with many uses as a quasi-public ledger for multiple parties engaged in all sorts of transactions.
Uber and Lyft Are Coming for Rental Car Companies | RealClearFutureUber and Lyft Are Coming for Rental Car Companies | RealClearFuture
How ‘Amazon Go’ works: The technology behind the online retailer’s groundbreaking new grocery store – GeekWireAmazon this morning unveiled its first convenience store, a high-tech retail location called “Amazon Go,” currently in a private beta testing in Seattle an
Lab-Grown Meat: Tyson is Making a Massive Investment in a Meatless FutureTyson Foods has launched a venture capital fund to invest in the future of protein production, meatless meat. Lab grown meats are not going to completely replace livestock, but can provide options for consumers as well as a source of respite for the environment.
Tales of the Camera Market’s Demise Are Not Exaggerated | Digital TrendsJust as digital cameras replaced the disposable film cameras of the day, they have now been replaced by the phones that we carry in our pockets every day.
Why Business Rules Will Dramatically Expand The Impact Of Blockchain
Fighting Aging’s Diseases: Humanity’s Biggest Investors UniteUnity Biotechnology has raised $116 million more to fight diseases that originate from aging. The company plans to modify the human body’s cellular senescence — the process by which our cells age — to slow down aging and halt diseases.
The IoT market will grow through cannibalization, says Tech Mahindra • The Register
Smoking hot: Behold the future of pizza deliverySoggy pizzas are the worst. Here’s how one startup is planning to disrupt a $38 billion market with fresh-out-of-the-oven-pies … and robots.
Business ideas sought to launch ISS marketplaceNASA has been signalling intentions to welcome more commercial partners aboard the ISS for a little while now, and is now canvassing the private sector for ideas to increase business activity on the orbiting laboratory.
7-Eleven and Flirtey Delivered a Sandwich and Slurpees via Drone – Fortune7-Eleven and drone startup Flirtey delivered a chicken sandwich and Slurpees to a family in Reno, Nevada.
World’s First 3D Printing Restaurant to Open in LondonFood Ink, the world’s first 3D printing restaurant will open in London at the end of July to serve futuristic meals, 3D style.
First Hybrid Motor With Minimal Amounts of Heavy Rare Earth Metals RevealedHonda unveiled the first hybrid motor with minimal amounts of rare heavy earth metals. This hybrid engine costs less than its predecessors and the vehicle sporting it will be made available to the public this fall.
This Brewery Uses Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer IntelligentX utilizes a brewing algorithm called Automated Brewing Intelligence (ABI).
Are Platform Businesses Eating The World?
Rise of the AI accountants: Smacc’s technology automates all financial processes – Washington TimesAccountants all over the world will soon face stiff competition: artificial intelligence.

 

 

This Company Has Created Beer Packages That Are Completely EdibleIn order to combat the 1 million sea animals that die from plastic waste each year, Florida’s Saltwater Brewery has created edible packaging for its beer.
EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020In what has been called a “life changing decision,” the European Union’s ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.

 

A Big Shift Is Coming, and It Could Uber-ize Entire Industries
The Blockchain is the new Google | TechCrunchThe following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it,..
How Android gets to 100% market share | TechCrunch Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in..
Technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing | TechCrunchReal estate investing has long elicited a variety of emotions, running the gamut from excitement to anxiety. When dealing with significant sums of capital,..
Breakthrough aircraft to transform remote mining | MINING.comLockheed lands $480m customer for aircraft combining power of helicopter, airplane and hovercraft dramatically altering mining and exploration economics.
Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong | TechCrunchIt’s time to hold companies to a higher standard when it comes to APIs. As software “eats the world,” it seems like it’s not enough for a business to just..
How Kyle Vogt Sold Cruise Automation to GM, Twitch to Amazon | Re/codeThe Cruise CEO is Silicon Valley’s latest entrepreneur with the Midas touch.
Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D | TechCrunchBlippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million..
Facebook Climbs To 1.59 Billion Users And Crushes Q4 Estimates With $5.8B Revenue | TechCrunchBy courting users and ad dollars in the developing world, Facebook continued its growth streak. It hit 1.59 billion users today and crushed the street’s..
Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs – Yahoo News

 

The 50 Unicorns Hiring The Fastest And The 50 Losing The Most Employees | TechCrunchA recruiter who asked not to be named separately tells us that the grocery delivery company Instacart has parted ways with numerous recruiters in..
How to Automate Social Media Lead Generation and Engagement
Has PTC “Ubered” the Automation Industry? | Automation WorldIn its latest move toward the factory floor, PTC will acquire industrial communications company Kepware—creating a dominant player in the…
The Unicorns Of Southeast Asia | TechCrunchI have spent most of my life living and traveling in Southeast Asia; the last two years as the mentor to Asian startups. Southeast Asia — home to 620 million..
Investing In Artificial Intelligence | TechCrunchArtificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time. From my vantage point as a venture investor at Playfair..
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Microsoft HoloLens: What tech, business decision makers need to know | ZDNetMicrosoft is opening a HoloLens experience center in New York City to court developers. Here’s a look at what enterprises need to ponder about HoloLens and how it can be used for business.
15 Tools to Create Automation in Your Small BusinessSocial-media management, sales and digital marketing are just a few areas that could benefit from automation.
What Google Sees In Augmented Reality | TechCrunch Reminder: Almost 90 per cent of the revenue of the company formerly known as Google — grandly rebranded Alphabet this fall, even if everyone, including..
The CrunchBase Unicorn LeaderboardA curated leaderboard of private companies with post-money valuations of $1 billion or more.
Machine Learning Master Algorithm: next big wave for enterprises | IT World Canada BlogWhat has a bigger impact and is more disruptive on the enterprise than the Internet, IoT, mobile/embedded smart devices, cloud, social networking, social media,
The Altwork Station is an expensive marvel of desk engineeringStanding desks are all the rage in modern offices these days, thanks in large part to plenty of research that claims sitting all day is detrimental to your long…
Global Home Automation Market will be worth US$21.6 billion by 2020: Transparency Market Research – MarketWatch
10 Laws of Successful Marketplaces | TechCrunchVenture capitalists have funneled more than $12 billion into the sharing economy, more than twice what was invested in social networking startups like..
AngelList To Power The World’s Largest Seed Fund With $400M From Chinese Private Equity Firm | TechCrunchIt’s heady amounts of money for heady times. AngelList, the investing platform that has scaled to support $205 million in investments across 650 startups..
Amazon takes aim at Etsy with its own marketplace for handicrafts | ZDNetDubbed Handmade at Amazon, the marketplace is currently home to 5,000 active sellers from 60 countries offering 80,000 items.
How Do You Value A Company Like Uber? | TechCrunchEach week brings more Uber stories, with some containing good news for those who believe that the company is on a glide path to a $100 billion IPO, and some..
From robotics to analytics, why NASA is offering startups over 1,000 patents for ‘free’ | ZDNetStartups could get a major lift from NASA if they can find a technology at the space agency that fits their commercial ambitions.
On the Edge of Automation | MIT Technology ReviewFive hundred years from now, says venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, less than 10 percent of people on the planet will be doing paid work. And next year?
Turnkey Linux 14: Small business server Linux made easy | ZDNetThe new Turnkey release enables small businesses to easily set up a wide-variety of Linux-based business servers on your local hardware, the Amazon Web Services cloud, and, soon, Docker containers.
UPS Tests a 3-D Printing Service – WSJUnited Parcel Service and other package delivery giants are getting into offering 3-D printing services to better understand if the emerging technology will help or hinder their delivery businesses.
29 Productivity Apps To Help You Rule The Office | TechCrunchHere’s a list of 29 of apps for maximizing your productivity.
Top 18 Home Automation Companies Who Will Run Your Home | Murray NewlandsHere are the top 18 in-home automations across all segments, including hubs, security devices, energy-saving devices and monitors, appliance controls, and systems, which you should consider for your home.
This Travel Jacket Is The Most-Funded Clothing Item In The History Of Crowdfunding | TechCrunchThis jacket is going to need a lot more pockets to stuff all of the $$$ it’s raising. With less than a day to go, Baubax’s versatile travel jacket..
Question Everything: Your Company’s Biggest Problems Are Its Biggest Opportunities – Singularity HUB
A Peek at Some of the Coolest Companies in the SU Universe – Singularity HUBOver the years, Singularity University has given birth to some of the coolest companies. Here’s an update, and a peek at the newest players.
Robot vehicles, connected homes move towards mainstream | ZDNetAnalyst Gartner lists which technologies are hot – or not – on its latest hype cycle for emerging tech.
Get Ready for Ads on the Moon. Starting with this Japanese Sports Drink – TowleroadJapanese sports drink Pocari Sweat may become the first product advertised on the surface of the moon in the latter half of 2016.
Fingerprint sensors market forecast- global industry trends, size, shares and demands in 2015 scrutinized in new research – WhaTechThe report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.The
Can ‘Big Data’ stamp out human trafficking? – CNN.comTraffickers use violence, threats and other tactics to trap their victims in horrific situations. Could innovative technology and big data help turn the tide?” name=”description
The first 10 jobs that will be automated by AI and robots | ZDNetAdvances in automation and robotics are putting a lot of jobs at risk. Here are ten jobs first in line for the robot takeover.
The Next Great Startup Will Be A ‘Unicornio’ | TechCrunch“The minute a major Silicon Valley VC sets up a branch in Mexico, you will be out of business,” a Mexican founder told me over dinner at last year’s Mexico..
Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal | TechCrunchProduct Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products..
Is Google About To Be Dethroned? Social, Search And Legal Threats Collide – ForbesA perfect storm of competition and legal threats is starting to impose on Google’s territory.
US DOE Program Offers up to $300,000 for Small Clean Tech Innovators – Energy Efficiency MarketsThe U.S. Department of Energy is offering vouchers of $50,000 to $300,000 that will let small clean tech innovators obtain help from federal energy research labs.
Y Combinator Backs An All-In-One, Portable Coffee Stand Called Wheelys To Take on Starbucks | TechCrunchNuclear fusion. Soylent. And now coffee stands?! Y Combinator is backing Wheelys, a European startup that has built an entire, compact cafe contained upon..
Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App | TechCrunchGot a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service..
Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management – ForbesBottom line: Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains. Forward-thinking manufacturers are orchestrating 80% or more of their supplier network activity outside their four walls, using big data and cloud-based technologies to get beyond the constraints […]
The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers | TechCrunchShopping — both online and offline — is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience..
The $100 Million Content Farm That’s Killing the Internet | MotherboardThe dream of the highbrow internet is dead.
Virtual Reality Tech May Make ‘Going Shopping’ in Real Life a Thing of the PastHigh street shops are well-established online these days and provide new opportunities for interaction between shop and shopper.
Eye Tracking Technologies Create Extraordinary Market Opportunities in Gaming, Medicine, Market Research, Automotive and MoreNEW YORK, N.Y., June 26, 2015 — Thintri, Inc. has announced a new market study that predicts explosive growth in markets for eye tracking. According to the report, ‘Market Opportunities…
Many big companies live in fear for their future in digital age – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: The old powers of market incumbents – massive scale, control over distribution, brand power, millions of customer relationships – are no longer seen as the obstacles they once were to agile rivals with innovative business models.  …
10 Marketing Automation Hacks All Businesses Should Be UsingWith a bit of creative problem-solving, you can come up with several techniques to boost your company’s attention, acquisition, activation and retention rates.
Is That Giant Sucking Sound Productivity? | Seeking AlphaHeadline productivity has declined recently – Is this indicating a problem?
Robot grocery store gives high-tech upgrade to food shopping | Fox NewsNo more long lines at the grocery store – the future of food shopping is getting a high-tech upgrade.
What Is Marketing Automation?
The Oculus App Store Will Be A Walled Garden, Just Like Apple And Google | Gizmodo Australia“The Rift is an open platform,” said Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, one month ago. “We don’t control what software can run on i…
‘Star Wars’ Virtual Reality Is Coming Soon from ILM‘Star Wars’ Virtual Reality is the first project from the new Industrial Light and Magic Lab, which is introduced in a provocative video.
NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services — WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services.
Tech prodigy eyes $40m in drive for sleep sensor start-up
Battle over NFL sensor technology moves from gridiron to courtroom | BetaBostonThe National Football League piloted an on-field player tracking capability last season that it hails as the future of scouting — and of cool television
Five ways film-making is evolving thanks to new technology | Culture professionals network | The GuardianDavid Sheldon-Hicks, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ex Machina, examines advances in motion capture and 3D printing
US manufacturing: Why the hottest start-up is a factory – BBC NewsA growing number of people in their 20s are eschewing the typical path to riches through software start-ups and instead are turning to something a little more concrete.
Walmart Launches New Map Feature In App, Robotic Pickup System For Groceries | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWSBENTONVILLE (KFSM) – At an innovation panel at the Sam’s Club Home Office Wednesday (June 3), developers unveiled several new technologies that Walmart is planning to launch.
Biotech bubble is nowhere near popping – MarketWatchWith a huge run through the first half of the year, many are starting to exercise more caution with their investments in the sector, but on a technical basis, it could have anywhere from 10% to 30% further to run.
Robots, automation coming up fast | Boston HeraldRobots on the manufacturing floor and self-driving cars are coming, bringing an incredible opportunity for wealth and productivity.
GoPro’s Strategic Pivot Will Translate To Continued Strong Sales Growth – GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) | Seeking AlphaAction camera maker GoPro recently rocked the investment community with exciting announcements about its future plans.
Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ – WSJDelivering up-to-the-minute news, analysis, interviews and explanatory journalism on logistics, supply-chain management, e-commerce and more
Mystery solved: Apple vans gathering next-gen Maps data, grabbing Street View storefronts + 3D images | 9to5Mac
This Breakthrough Shape-Memory Metal Practically Never Wears OutA new shape memory material stays strong even after tens of millions of transformations. It may finally pave way for widespread usage of the futuristic materials.
Will a disruptive technology sink your company? – The Globe and MailWe don’t know what technology might be around the corner, so here are 10 questions to ask in order to be prepared
Computex focus shifts from PCs to wearables, IoT | PCWorldPC enthusiasts, however, will hear about CPUs, GPUs, Thunderbolt and other components.
American Process Inc. Announces Partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Make 3D Printing Plastic Resins Stronger and More Sustainable | BenzingaMaterials scientists from the renewable, biomaterials industry and government aim to advance industrial adaptation of 3D printing by improving the …
Why Google’s developer conference I/O is such an important event | BreakingNews.ieHeadline Why Google’s developer conference I/O is such an important event
Gamelab makes mobile games in under 48 hours on new engine | Scoop NewsGamelab recently launched an initiative called Gamedash2D in which they develop and release mobile games within 48 hours. I spoke with founder and CEO Dan Milward about the project and took a look at their latest game.

 

Drone Giant DJI And Top VC Firm Accel Partners Launch A $10 Million Drone Fund | Fast Company | Business + InnovationSeed-stage startups working on enterprise or consumer applications for the DJI platform can get $250,000 or more to develop their projects.
Report: Robots could replace half of American workers. What can be done? – CSMonitor.comAs robots and computers become increasingly sophisticated, they put greater numbers of workers at risk of replacement. And it’s not just low-skill jobs that are vulnerable.
6 Cutting Edge Kiosks with Functionality to Match
MassChallenge is quietly growing into one of the most influential forces for global entrepreneurship | PandoDailyThrough a maze of hallways, each indistinguishable from the next, in the still very under-construction and hard to find HULT International School of Business on the Boston-Cambridge line, the world’s largest startup accelerator, MassChallenge, held the official welcoming ceremony yesterday after…
Will Mobile Device Technology Enhance or Eliminate Your Job? | Technology & Tools content from Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) MagazineWe all know what BYOB stands for, but what about BYOD?

 

Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth | Brian KennellA bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board–in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.Smart manufacturing can trigger innovation, productivity, growth, worker and product safety, and improve product and business environmental profiles.

Biiotech

Scientists are “tantalisingly close” to producing a limitless blood supply from stem cells – ScienceAlertDecades in the making.
Can CRISPR Feed the World? | RealClearFutureCan CRISPR Feed the World? | RealClearFuture
Get into Biohacking on the Cheap with this Electrophoresis Rig | Hackaday
Microbes have been found growing “out of nowhere” after a volcanic eruption – ScienceAlertThe fur covered eight tennis courts.
Stanford grows corneal cells in lab

A Stanford research team has created a potentially powerful new way to fix damaged corneas — a major source of vision problems and blindness.

Scientists have invented a graphene-based sieve that turns seawater into drinking water – ScienceAlertHoly crap.
Scientists have turned spinach into beating human heart tissue – ScienceAlertThese greens are definitely good for you.
5 Biotech Products Regulators Aren’t Ready For | RealClearFuture

Lab-made meat. Hornless cattle. Designer bacteria. Dozens of futuristic-sounding products are being developed using new tools like CRISPR and synthetic biology. As companies seek to commercialize more of these products, one big question lingers: Who will regulate them?

Gene-silencing drug halves cholesterol levels with a single jabA new gene-silencing drug that can lower cholesterol levels is proving promising in its initial clinical test results. The treatment was shown to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients’ blood by up to 51 percent in the month following one single treatment.
These artificial cells are not alive – but they just passed the Turing test – ScienceAlertThey’re communicating with bacteria. 
Jurassic Farm: Scientists Are Planning to Resurrect an Extinct Cattle SpeciesThe Rewilding Europe project seeks to bring back an extinct cattle species called aurochs which inhabited the wilds of Europe and Asia until 1627. Using back breeding, scientists think in about seven to 10 years we will have a stabilized group of cattle, which will help shape the European landscape.
Revolutionary Bioprinting Tech Results in Beating Heart CellsSomeone in the US suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds, while someone dies from a heart-related disease every 60 seconds. A new method from Australia uses bioprinting to create a patch of beating cardiac cells that can be stuck directly to a damaged organ following an attack.
An Indian chemical plant has figured out how to turn its carbon emissions into baking soda – ScienceAlertThis could solve a lot of problems.
Biotech Breakthrough: Engineers Made a New Material That Can Be ProgrammedResearchers have created a 3D bulk material from silk fibroin that can be programmed to activate specific tasks when exposed to conditions like temperature or infrared light. The material could be used to create everything from hormone-emitting orthopedics to surgical pins that change color when they near their mechanical limits.
New method uses sound to see vividly inside living cells​Researchers have developed a groundbreaking technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells. The new technique provides insight into the structure and behavior of cells that could rival the optical super-resolution techniques that won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
New treatment based on ocean bacteria shown to stop the spread of prostate cancer – ScienceAlert"A huge leap forward."
This Bizarre Bacteria Is Bringing Silicone To LifeScientists are breeding bacteria to make man-made chemical bonds.
DNA-editing breakthrough could fix ‘broken genes’ in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases | The IndependentScientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan. The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues.
CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time : Nature News & CommentThe move by Chinese scientists could spark a biomedical duel between China and the United States.
MIT Biologically Engineers a New Weapon to Kill BacteriaIf no new antibiotics are made, bacterial infections will kill 10 million people each year by 2050. Thankfully, a team have engineered an antimicrobial peptide that could kill many types of bacteria, even those resistant to most antibiotics.
New soap is cleaner and greenerThe majority of commonly-used soaps contain petroleum. While there are petroleum-free soaps out there, they often don’t perform that well. Now, however, scientists have developed one that is claimed to actually work better than mainstream products.
An Era of Super Crops: How CRISPR Could Help Fight FamineThere are about 4,000 inherited diseases that are caused by a single broken gene. Thanks to CRISPR, we can begin to fix them. CRISPR can exponentially increase our advances in curing cancer, along with virtually any genetic disorder. Apply the same technology to plants and we can maximize crop output.
Scientists Have Successfully Bred Mice Using Skin CellsA team from Japan has transformed skin cells from the tails of mice into sex cells they then used to create fertile mice embryos. While the research could theoretically translate to humans, such experiments are very controversial, so human studies won’t happen any time soon.
New Synthetic Biology Factory Will Design, Build, and Test Custom OrganismsA company is combining innovative concepts of engineering and biology to manufacture unique organisms for a wide variety of applications. Aside from being exciting science, these organisms can also make a difference to a company’s bottom line.
New Method of Stem Cell Therapy Shown to Regenerate Heart TissueA new way of transplanting stem cells into a damaged heart could be a way of reversing heart disease. New developments are continually finding ways of helping people to regenerate and heal in ways never before possible.
How to co-opt our biochemistry to build nano-devices – FuturityEngineers want to co-opt the chemistry of life to transmit electrical signals from graphene to cells via peptides.
Graphene: The Miracle Material of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]Graphene has been hailed as a miracle material, capable of revolutionizing everything from electric car batteries to water desalination. But what is it?
IBM Researcher to Develop a Center for Cellular Engineering | Digital TrendsThe Golden State will soon house its own “blue-sky” bioengineering center thanks to a healthy grant from the National Science Foundation.
DNA in the water spares team critter-counting – FuturitySamples of the DNA in the waters of Puget Sound revealed many species in the area—including porpoises, salmon, starfish, barnacles, eagles, and humans.
Fear the superbug: Watch bacteria develop high-level drug-resistance in a giant Petri dishCrafty bacteria that evade the forces of current drugs are a real concern. Scientists have built a new tool to study how the microscopic killers operate, developing a giant Petri dish where they can be seen evolving resistance to rising concentrations of antibiotics in a matter of days.
First gene-edited meal served up from CRISPR cabbageCabbage that had had its genome edited with CRISPR-Cas9, marking the first time such a plant had been grown, harvested, cooked and eaten.
New Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Combat Global WarmingConverting greenhouse gases to its usable forms, such as methane, takes a huge amount of time. Now, a team of researchers have engineered a bacterium that could boost this process in just a single, naturally occurring, enzymatic step.
Ultrasound and bubbles prick cells for gene therapy – FuturityCombining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
New Genetically Modified Rice Could Feed BillionsUsing a process called biofortification, researchers at the University of Melbourne have created a genetically modified rice that produces grain with more iron and zinc.
Edible milk-based packaging reduces food spoilage and plastic wasteWrapping food in plastic can reduce spoilage, but the packaging itself creates waste that can clog up landfills for years. Natural alternatives have been studied, and now scientists have used casein to create packaging which is degradable, edible and much better at preventing spoilage than plastic.
FDA-Approved Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Combat Zika VirusA biotech company called Oxitec proposed a method that uses genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate ones that carry the Zika virus. The FDA approved field testing, but the firm has yet to get approval from other local, state, and federal agencies to start the trial.
This Packaging Foam Can Safely Decompose In Your GardenMushroom Packaging is made using agricultural byproducts and mushroom roots.
Fighting biofilms by messing with the language of bacteriaThe organized gangs of bacteria known as biofilms are notoriously difficult to dispatch, so researchers figured it might be best to stop them from growing in the first place. They focussed their attention on the communication mechanism inside the colony.
New Robot Stingray Is Part Biological — It’s Powered by Living Heart Cells
Scientists made 4 clones of Dolly the sheep – here’s what happened to them all – ScienceAlertMeet Debbie, Denise, Dianna, and Daisy.
Chinese Scientists Will Perform First CRISPR Human Gene Editing Trial In AugustChinese scientist will conducting the first ever CRISPR human trial on patients who are suffering from lung cancer and have failed to respond to treatments.
Stanford Researchers ‘Trick’ Human Stem Cells To Regenerate FasterResearchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found a way to trick human embryonic stem cells to become pure populations of any of 12 cell types, including bone, heart muscle and cartilage within days.
Scientists Are Mutating Rat Genes To Turn Them Into ‘Super Sniffers’Scientists are trying to create a new generation of rodents that can sniff out drugs or explosives.
Scientists Look Into “Growing” Drones Using “Chemputer”A company presents a concept video that shows how we could one day grow an army of drones from chemical computers.
South Korean Dog Cloning Facility Can Give You Your Dead Dog BackSooam Biotech Research Foundation has cloned over 800 dogs since 2006, offering the service to bring your dead dog back for $100,000. Apart from their popular dog cloning service, they also clone cattle and pigs for medical research and breed preservation.
Chisels to Genes: How We’ll Soon Grow What We Used to Build
Scientists discover that this Victoria’s Secret perfume repels mosquitoes – ScienceAlertIs that the secret?
New “Bionic Leaf” Is More Efficient Than PhotosynthesisHarvard scientists designed a new artificial photosynthesis system that turns sunlight into liquid fuel, and it is already effective enough for use in commercial applications.
After a secret meeting, scientists announce they are making synthetic human genomes – ScienceAlertIt’s happening.
AI Uncovers the Biomarkers That Are Related to Aging A new machine learning method developed by Insilico Medicine can predict one’s age using data from blood tests, and it can determine important biomarkers that help track the effectiveness of aging therapies.
IBM Is Working on a Molecule That Could Eradicate VirusesIBM has created a macromolecule that prevents specific viral infections, like zika and ebola, and stops them from spreading. The team asserts that, one day, they hope this work can up used as a baseline for defeating disease wholesale.
Scientists Just Engineered Transparent WoodScientists have discovered a way to make wood completely see-through. In addition to being transparent, the material is also tough and eco-friendly.
Watch electronic material heal after being cut in two – FuturityA new electronic material is flexible and can heal all its functions automatically—even after researchers bend it, stretch it, and snip it in half.
Newly discovered microbe does something textbooks say is impossible: it lives without mitochondria – ScienceAlertCells have adapted to find new ways of life.
Scientists Grow Mini-Organs From Cells That Were Genetically ManipulatedScientists are currently developing methods to combine the best of both technologies, allowing them to grow organoid not only from naturally-occurring cells, but also from gene edited cells. In essence, the researchers are growing mini organs from cells that have been genetically-manipulated.
Scientists Found The “Switch” That Regenerates Body Parts in LizardsMicroRNAs may hold the key to regenerating lizard tails, and scientists hope that this information can one day be applied to human cartilage, spinal cords, and muscles.
Scientists claim they’ve completed the first successful gene therapy against human ageing – ScienceAlertIf confirmed, this could reverse the ageing process.
Meet the Nanomachines That Could Drive a Medical Revolution
Stem Cell Technique Could Regenerate Any Human Tissue Damaged By Aging or DiseaseA team led by the University of New South Wales says that a stem cell therapy capable of regenerating any human tissue could be available within a few years.
Scientists Store and Retrieve Image Files on DNAA team of computer scientists and engineers have achieved a notable first: Storing and retrieving four image files on DNA. It means storing 10,000+ gigabytes in a pinhead-sized agglomeration of DNA molecules, and shrinking data centers a million-fold.
Why We Should Teach Kids to Code Biology, Not Just Software
The genetic superheroes resistant to inherited fatal diseases | The EconomistA study finds rare individuals who seem healthy despite their faulty genes
The Simplest Living Organism Ever Has 437 Genes and Was Made in a Laboratory | Motherboard“Our long-term vision has been to design and build synthetic organisms on demand where you can add in specific functions and predict what the outcome is going to be.”
Scientists Just Removed HIV from Human Immune Cells Using CRISPR Gene-EditingWe’ve managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.
Kuwait is Now Making DNA Testing Mandatory for ResidentsKuwait has passed legislation that requires all of country’s residents to turn in their DNA to build a national database. Failure to comply could mean jail time.
“Genetic Scissors” Can Totally Remove Traces Of HIV in CellsA new technique cleans the genomes of HIV-infected patients of the virus, pointing a way to a possible cure for this and other retroviral diseases.
Scientists Are Using Algae DNA To Restore Sight To The BlindOptogenetics has been used to control nerve cell activity. Now, a human trial will see if it can help a blind person see again.
New Software Makes CRISPR Gene Editing as Easy as “Point-and-Click”Software algorithms can help CRISPR systems avoid off-target effects by combing through genes to locate and optimize guide RNA.
Biohackers implant computers, earbuds and antennas in their bodies – MarketWatchThey’re trying to improve human performance — to be smarter, more capable, says Jurica Dujmović.
Study Discovers Diatoms are a Kind of “Wonder Material,” May be the Next GrapheneDiatoms have been discovered to be much tougher than what we initially thought. In fact, they may be the next graphene-like super material.
Scientists Bred Male Mice With No Y Chromosomes, and They Can Still ReproduceFor males, Y chromosome are needed for reproduction, as it makes the testes. But scientists just discovered that male mice can breed without it.
CRISPR’s Most Exciting Uses Have Nothing to Do With Gene-Editing – The AtlanticScientists are using the technology to control genes rather than alter them.
‘We Won’t Make Frankensteins,’ Cloning Giant Boyalife’s CEO Says – NBC NewsThe head of a Chinese firm that is building the world’s biggest animal cloning factory has vowed not to use the technology on people.
World’s First Test-Tube Puppies Are Born – NBC NewsThe world’s first puppies have been conceived and born using IVF.
 Anatomy of a microscopic wood chipper
New observations reveal how an individual cellulase enzyme operates
Snuggle Up In This Synthetic Spider Silk Coat : Discovery NewsSpider silk-like proteins could be a viable alternative to the petroleum-based nylon and polyester, which dominate performance outerwear.Spider silk-like proteins could be a viable alternative to the petroleum-based nylon and polyester, which dominate performance outerwear.
The Fallout From Valeant And Theranos Threatens The Healthcare And Biotech Rally
First genetically modified humans could exist within two years – TelegraphBiotech company Editas Medicine is planning to start human trials to genetically edit genes and reverse blindness
Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists – TelegraphScientists have discovered more than 200 genes linked to ageing and have found switching them off extends life
DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough – TelegraphBritish based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged
Genetic Testing in Newborns Gets Critical BreakthroughFor the first time, researchers can now sequence the genomes of newborns with mystery conditions in 26 hours
Scientists discover new system for human genome editing: Game-changing technology could disrupt both scientific, commercial landscape — ScienceDailyA team including the scientist who first harnessed the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 system for mammalian genome editing has now identified a different CRISPR system with the potential for even simpler and more precise genome engineering.” id=”metasummary
One Biotech CEO’s Plan To Slash The Cost Of Cancer Immunotherapy
Gene Therapy May Be Our Newest — and Most Effective — Weapon Against Alzheimer’s Disease – Singularity HUB
 DNA-guided 3-D printing of human tissue is unveiled
Editing humanity | The EconomistTHE genome is written in an alphabet of just four letters. Being able to read, study and compare DNA sequences for humans, and thousands of other species, has become…
 Obesity breakthrough: Metabolic master switch prompts fat cells to store or burn fat
‘Gene drive’: Scientists sound alarm over supercharged GM organisms which could spread in the wild and cause environmental disasters – Science – News – The IndependentA powerful new technique for generating “supercharged” genetically modified organisms that can spread rapidly in the wild has caused alarm among scientists who fear that it may be misused, accidentally or deliberately, and cause a health emergency or environmental disaster.
Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIREDWe now have the power to easily alter DNA. It could eliminate disease. It could get really out of hand.We now have the power to easily alter DNA. It could eliminate disease. It could get really out of hand.
Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals: Scientists pinpoint start of aging, discover it is not a slow series of random events — ScienceDaily
3 Long Shots Biotech Companies Are Working On — The Motley FoolThese companies are developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease that could bring in billions if they succeed.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Bioprinted ‘play dough’ capable of cell and protein transfer
3ders.org – Swedish researchers successfully 3D print cellulose-based circuits | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing NewsA group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden were able to successfully print and dry three-dimensional objects that were made from cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D bioprinter.
Biohackers: “Future generations are going to grow up tinkering not with computers, but with life itself” | Alternative
A T-Cell Immunotherapy Cure for Cancer | MIT Technology ReviewSupercharge your immune cells to defeat cancer? Juno Therapeutics believes its treatments can do exactly that.
Scientific breakthrough decomposes plastic bags in 3 months! | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green BuildingA teenage prodigy has developed a new way to decompose plastic bags in just three months! A 16 year old named Daniel Burd conducted his experiment as a science fair project, and ended up with a revolutionary solution to the plastic plague that has laid waste
 Newly discovered self-repair mechanism
 Precise transplant of a biomolecule to a synthesized molecule
State officials seek to boost biomanufacturing – Business – The Boston GlobeState officials seek to boost biomanufacturing – Business – The Boston GlobeState business and government officials are trying to showcase and expand biomanufacturing at a time when more than 1,400 experimental drugs are in the research pipelines of Massachusetts-based biotechs.
 Genetically modified fish on the loose?
Amazon, Google race to get your DNA into the cloud – Tech News | The Star OnlineAmazon.com Inc is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth US$1bil (RM3.71bil) a year by 2018.
 World’s first digitally-encoded synthetic polymers
 New tool brings standards to epigenetic studies
World’s first BIOLIMB created: Dead arm ‘brought back to life’ in lab | Daily Mail OnlineThe research was carried out by the Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers stripped a dead arm of all of its cells. They then injected it with blood vessels and muscle cells (shown).
 Researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria
“21st Century Cures” Could Revolutionize BiotechThe average cost of bringing a new drug to market is slow and expensive. But new regulations could change everything for biotech investors…
DNA Studies Show Mind and Body Are One (Page 1)Here’s how DNA can be thought of in the context of the mind-over-matter or matter-over-mind debate … (Page 1)
3D Printing Neurons at Northwestern – 3D Printing IndustryA team at Northwestern University have developed a new kind of graphene ink that can be used to print large 3D structures.
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Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS and FTDNIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disorders
Scientists develop new ‘kill switch’ to destroy genetically-modified organisms that escape | The VergeGenetically modified organisms hold a lot of promise for creating hardier crops and faster growing fish, but even supporters are concerned about invasive organisms running wild. If a faster,…
How Silicon Valley’s billionaires are trying to defy deathOfficial site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.” name=”description
DNA editing takes a serious step forward — for better or worse – LA TimesChinese scientists use a new technique to alter DNA in a human embryo, setting off an ethical debate over genetic manipulation.

Big Data

Diving beneath the surface of innovation | Big Data | TechworldThe most important fuel for innovation in retail is not the latest device or piece of kit: it’s data.
Fighting bots threaten smart home future but People Power tech could bring peace | Big Data | TechworldResearch on Wikipedia revealed that bots spend years correcting each other, which could become dangerous as IoT expands
Big data transforming the online world – Information AgeBig data is revolutionising daily functions – at work and socially – and customers will only be offered more as technology advances
Blockchains for Big Data » Brave New CoinBig data arose in the early and mid 2000s to meet internet-scale computation needs: ZooKeeper at Yahoo, BigTable and MapReduce at Google, Cassandra at Facebook; and so on. Then came open source projects like Hadoop File System (HDFS), Hadoop MapReduce, Cassandra, and more.
Big data analytics—Nostradamus of the 21st centuryWith much of the debate as to whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would win the election taking place online, people blogging, tweeting or updating social media with their thoughts on the topic provided data researchers …” name=”Description
Big Data and IoT – HortonworksHortonworks sees big data and IoT evolving together. After all, every business is a data business. And in a connected world everything is an IoT device. Fo
Big data is about to transform renewable energy | Environment | DW.COM | 28.10.2016Developments in the US and China are eroding Europe’s lead in renewable energy. But if the EU could harness the power of the big data, it could increase outputs from wind energy by 20 percent – without much building.
5 Critical Characteristics of Data Driven Nonprofits | npENGAGEIn the coming years, these 5 data driven characteristics will be essential to the success of nonprofit organizations around the world.
5 Amazing Things Big Data Helps Us To Predict Now — Plus What’s On The HorizonBig data is predicting things about your life almost every minute of your day — whether you’re aware of it or not.
Big data and IoT solve food safety and supply challenges – TechRepublicDiscover why big data and the Internet of Things are proving to be so effective in the food industry, and what other industries can learn from these use cases.
Review: Big Data’s all-too-human failings
5 Big Data Projects You Can No Longer Overlook
The Dark Side of Big Data.
Why Big Data Isn’t Paying Off for Companies (Yet) – FortuneRoughly 80% of large companies say an important strategic decision went haywire in the past 3 years because it was based on “flawed” data.
Big data developers’ hallelujah moment for distributed storage – TechRepublicAlluxio is blindingly fast, super simple, and Berkeley’s newest big data baby. Here’s how it’s redefining the storage layer.

 

14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever – InformationWeekThe Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 – Page: 1 | CRNCoolest big data startups in 2015 included business analytics software, Hadoop applications and Apache Spark. Page: 1
Big Data: A Game Changer In The Retail Sector
Analytics Divided Will Fail: A Holistic Approach To Big Data Discovery
Big data is useless without algorithms, Gartner says | ZDNetGartner has stated that big data is nothing without turning them into algorithms, which is where the true value lies for businesses.
Nate Silver: ‘Big Data has Peaked, and that’s a Good Thing’In his keynote at the Rich Data Summit, Nate Silver said the dismissal of big data is a signal that it’s moving from overhyped fad to mainstream technology.
Big Data: 20 Mind-Boggling Facts Everyone Must Read
All your big data will mean nothing without systems of insight | ComputerworldBusinesses want to use data to understand customers, but they can’t do that without harnessing insights and consistently turning data into effective action.
Why your company’s big data is not nearly fast enough – TechRepublic
How Apache Spark Is Transforming Big Data Processing, DevelopmentApache Spark speeds up big data processing by a factor of 10 to 100 and simplifies app development to such a degree that developers call it a “game changer.”
The Impacts Of Big Data That You May Not Have Heard Of
The Future Of The Web Is All About Context | TechCrunchImagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are..
3 ways big data is improving healthcare analytics | Healthcare IT NewsIn an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can’t move the needle. It’s all about how it’s analyzed to drive smarter decisions.
How big data has transformed research | Higher Education Network | The GuardianWe speak to the academics behind four inspiring projects to see how big data is being used to develop and enhance research
Next-Generation Databases Take On Big Data Management Challenges – ForbesRelational databases such as Oracle, IBM’s DB2 and Microsoft’s Access, form the backbone for data storage and management in most organizations today. While relational databases provide good structure and accessibility for most data, they also have limitations which have given rise to a new class of databases that address specific […]
Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity | Science | The GuardianThe future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old
Going Deep on Big Data | ZDNetBig data is transitioning from one of the most hyped and anticipated tech trends of recent years into one of the biggest challenges that IT is now trying to wrestle and harness. We examine the technologies and best practices for taking advantage of big data and provide a look at organizations that are putting it to good use.
Debunked! 9 myths about big data and Hadoop | InfoWorldThese unfounded beliefs about budget skills, technology, and technology fit can lead you astray
As big data grows, the need for AI comes into focus | Healthcare IT NewsNo one questions that the era of big data is here, but Anthony Chang, MD, warns that the deluge of medical information is just beginning. That means artificial intelligence has a much more central role to play in healthcare.
IBM Teams Up With The Weather Company For Emergency Tech | Fast Company | Business + InnovationWhen hurricanes hit, the Weather Channel’s parent company wants City Hall to rely on its data.
Thinking Small: 3 Ways To Remain Creative In A World Of Big Data | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerceSudhir Venkatesh discusses how companies can use data to foster, rather than quash, creativity.
Mind-blowing growth & power of big data – Business InsiderThe amount of digital data in the universe is growing doubling every two years, and changing how we live in the world.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Big data analysis platform to unveil gene interactions in cancer
Hadoop and Spark: A tale of two cities | ZDNetIt’s easy to get excited by the idealism around the shiny new thing. But let’s set something straight: Spark ain’t going to replace Hadoop.
Crayon Data launches knowledge tank for all things big data | The Financial ExpressBig data is driving innovation, business success and job opportunities everywhere on a large and rapid scale. Most often, big data professionals, investors, job seekers and students are clueless on where to look for the right information, thanks to the flood of big data resources on the web. So, the need of the hour today, is for a central resource that provides an in-depth overview and helps one navigate the big data landscape.
Who’s Ready For Some Big Data Success Stories? – ForbesEnough of this lighthearted shilly-shallying, as Dan Rowan used to say on Laugh-In (oh, man, am I showing my age). Let’s take a look at some real big data success stories, just to show that big data is indeed real. I’ve been referencing Bernard Marr a lot recently, but he’s been […]
Actian’s search for enterprise Hadoop users | ZDNetHadoop’s abilities are not widely known in the enterprise despite speed and cost advantages…
Berg Hopes Big Data Will Lead to Breakthrough for Pancreatic Cancer | Fox BusinessIt’s estimated some 40,000 people will die from pancreatic cancer this year due to limited diagnostics and treatment. But one biopharma company is hoping big data will help it discover the very first biomarker for the disease, leading to lifesaving diagnostics.
Microsoft quietly delivers first preview of Graph Engine | ZDNetMicrosoft Research’s Project Trinity is now available for public testing in the form of Graph Engine 1.0 public preview.

Automation

Autonomous tunnelling robot takes on the trenches​Installing underground pipes can be a disruptive process. A trench has to be dug first, which is filled back in once the piping has been laid along the bottom. Might it not be easier if tunnels could simply be bored directly into the soil? That’s what the BADGER robot is being designed to do.
Roomba-like tech heads for the garden​For people who hate vacuuming, there’s already the Roomba. However, what if weeding is the task that you hate? Well, there may soon be something for that, too. Entrepreneur Joe Jones – inventor of the Roomba – is now developing a little weed-whacking robot known as Tertill.
A Robot Revolution, This Time in China | RealClearFutureA Robot Revolution, This Time in China | RealClearFuture
Amazon could be working on an on-demand clothing service | TechRadarAmazon has recently been granted a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing system
Robots Take Over Tedious Chore: Mowing Lawns « CBS Dallas / Fort WorthDallas lawn care startup, Robin has installed 50 robotic lawnmowers in North Texas, with plans to roll out 50 to 100 more every month.
Breakthrough brick-laying robot to put millions of brick layers out of work
Robots versus bureaucrats: Why public sector work is ripe for automation | Financial PostOnly 20% of government staff do cognitive work that requires human thinking, at least while artificial intelligence remains imperfect, says a new report
Inside Amazon’s robot-run supermarket that needs just 3 human workers | New York Post
This Underwater Drone Takes Fishing to the Next LevelThe PowerRay is a remote control underwater drone that can dive to depths of 30m to help you detect, film and catch fish.
Self-propelled lifesaving buoy zips out and retrieves drowning swimmersHere’s a nifty lifesaving idea from Noras Performance out of Portugal. U-Safe is a lifesaving buoy that can drive itself around in the water by remote control, meaning it can reach a victim quickly, and transport them to safety if need be.
Amazon’s robot army has grown by 50% – Business InsiderThe e-commerce giant is adding roughly 15,000 robots to its warehouses each year.
The FarmBot Genesis Brings Precision Agriculture To Your Own Backyard – Modern FarmerThis open-source agbot will tend your perfect home garden.
Automation and Robots Could Permanently Disrupt CapitalismWhile some may be able to coast into office with the promise of bringing jobs back from oversees, they fail to realize that there may be no jobs to bring back. Automation is set to replace 5 million human jobs by 2020, with poorer countries being impacted significantly more than developed nations.
Amazon completes its first drone-powered delivery | TechSpy
Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring – Los Angeles TimesAutomated machines and software have been taking up more and more space in the region’s warehouses, and taking over jobs that were once done by humans.
Amazon unveils smart convenience store sans checkouts, cashiers | The Seattle TimesThe 1,800-square-foot store, dubbed “Amazon Go,” is the latest beach in brick-and-mortar retail stormed by the e-commerce giant. It’s clearly a sign Amazon sees a big opportunity in revolutionizing Main Street commerce.
Stephen Hawking: Automation and AI Are Going to Decimate Middle Class JobsA report put out in February 2016 predicted that 47% of US jobs are at risk of automation. In the UK, 35% are. In China, it’s a whopping 77%. Stephen Hawking adds his voice to the growing list of scientists concerned about the effects that technology will have on workforce in the coming years and decades.
Robot Farmers Could Be the Future of Food – SeekerMachines could make fields more productive and solve farm labor shortage.
Domino’s Completes First Successful Pizza Delivery By Drone | Mental FlossThe future of pizza delivery is here.
Cormorant/AirMule UAV completes first autonomous flightThe Cormorant is a prototype VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft that features internal rotor blades. It recently made its first full untethered autonomous flight … although there were a couple of hiccups.
UN report says robots threaten two thirds of jobs in developing countriesThe UN has considered the threat of weaponized AI, but now the body is looking at a more mundane robot invasion. A new report has outlined how the increasing use of industrial automation is impacting jobs in developing countries, and what strategies may help in overcoming the problem.
Giant Leap for Pizza? Not sure if this is Exponential Technology or the sign of the Apocalypse. 
Robot engineered in Bristol EATS organic matter and could clean contaminated water | Daily Mail OnlineDeveloped by a team of engineers based in Bristol, the machine is able to gain the energy it needs to keep it ‘alive’ by filtering and consuming biomatter from its watery surroundings.” name=”description
The first ship designed to take autonomous operations offshoreThe UK’s Automated Ships Ltd and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have announced plans to construct Hrönn, a vessel they claim will be the world’s first autonomous ship for offshore operations.
WATCH: Drones Are Herding Sheep in Ireland – Drone 360 : Drone 360Anything you can do, drones can do better. Now, that list of things drones are excelling at includes sheep-herding.
Automation to claim 850,000 public sector jobs by 2030 – Business InsiderThe change could shave £17 billion from the UK’s public sector wage bill.
Robotic process automation: A disruptive, not destructive technology | ZDNetLet’s face it — many aspects of office jobs are tedious, mindless, and repetitive. Software robots can handle rule-based tasks so that employees can use their brain power for more complicated responsibilities.
Researchers: AI Could Take Over Much More Than Blue Collar JobsThere’s a standing belief that some human experts—like doctors, lawyers, and accountants—cannot be replaced by robots equipped with artificial intelligence (AI). These researchers, however, believe AI does have a role in non-blue collar jobs, considering there’s already a big dependence on tech-based services.
Microsoft’s Speech Recognition Tech Is Officially as Accurate as HumansMicrosoft’s new speech recognition technology is able to transcribe conversational speech as well as (or even better than) humans. The technology scored a word error rate (WER) of 5.9%, which was lower than the 6.3% WER reported just last month.
Agricultural robot could be outstanding in its fieldThe more that farmers know about the exact state of their crops, the less they have to indiscriminately apply fertilizer, pesticide or even water. That’s part of the thinking behind the Thorvald agricultural robotic platform, which is now being made into even more of a farmer’s helper.
Uber Vows to Put Self-Driving Otto Trucks on the Road by 2017Uber purchased self-driving truck startup Otto this summer for $680 million and has now announced they’ll bring Otto’s trucks to the road by 2017. Uber and Otto want to disrupt the trucking industry by making long-haul freight transport more efficient via autonomous systems.
Autonomous robot takes the hard work out of yard workGardens can be a double-edged sword: when they’re thriving, so is the work required to keep them in shape. A new autonomous robot helper by the name of Kobi, however, can take the edge off by mowing the lawn, collecting leaves and clearing snow for you.
The New Age of Automation: How Robots Produce 100,000 Computers A WeekIn 2015, Raspberry Pi reached 10 million sales. This year, the company’s founder wants to reach a four million production mark. Automation allows us to produce materials cheaper than before, but also impacts the economy and all sectors of society.
UPS seeks out Roomba-maker to help put delivery drones in the skyFollowing the lead of Amazon, DHL and even retail chains like Dominos and 7-Eleven, global shipping giant UPS has partnered with drone-maker CyPhy Works to put aerial couriers to the test.
Autonomous boats to set sail on Amsterdam’s canalsAutonomous cars aren’t the only vehicles being freed from the shackles of human control. In what is billed as the world’s first research program on autonomous floating vessels in metropolitan areas, autonomous boats will soon be deployed in the winding canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Add-on Will Make Your Car Semi-Autonomous for Just $999Comma.ai, an automotive AI startup, unveiled it’s first official product, a $999 autonomous driving add-on that can be installed to a small range of selected car models. The product will work with a small selection of vehicles, with hopes to expand to more models in the future.
How can we prepare our workforce for the automation crisis? When the movie WALL-E was released less than a decade ago, it depicted a dystopian world few seriously imagined possible:
Nest’s updated security cameras automatically pull suspicious framesNest has today released a software update for its security cameras that might be a decent timesaver, automatically packaging highlights together so you can more quickly get to the bottom of a potential home invasion.
Robo-Tractor: The Autonomous Agricultural Vehicle | CW39 NewsFixListen up, city slickers, because you`re about to get a lesson in farming technology. A company called Case IH in Idaho has definitely reaped what they sowed and designed an autonomous tractor, which acts a lot like a crop-tending Roomba.
France rolls out ‘world’s first’ driverless buses – The LocalDriverless minibuses will begin taking passengers in the eastern French city of Lyon at the weekend in a year-long experiment that officials are calling a world first.
Robots are becoming security guards. ‘Once it gets arms … it’ll replace all of us’ – LA TimesSecurity robots are edging into the private security industry, patrolling parking lots, a shopping center and corporate campuses in California. The company’s ambitions, though, are much bigger.
Self-driving tractors promise to get themselves to work, plow without complaintThere’s been a lot of focus on self-driving technology recently, but autonomy promises to shake things up in the agricultural world too. CNH Industrial’s latest concepts aim to demonstrate how self-driving tractors can deliver faster, more precise results than their human controlled counterparts.
Ship Operators Explore Autonomous Sailing – WSJShip designers, their operators and regulators are equipping for a future in which cargo vessels sail the oceans with minimal or even no crew, which could herald the biggest change in shipping since diesel engines replaced steam.
The Future of Writing? China’s AI Reporter Published 450 Articles During Rio OlympicsChinese search engine and news outlet Toutiao is using an artificial intelligence known as Xiaomingbot to publish articles on the Olympics. The bot was able to write a total of 450 articles during the 15-day event.
Facebook Removes Human Curators From Trending ModuleToday, Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to “pull excerpts directly from stories.” The company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news.
Computer program writes like famous people – or even like youIs it possible to receive a newly hand-written letter from Abraham Lincoln? Of course not, but thanks to research being carried out at University College London, you could now get a computer-written facsimile of one.
Apple picking robots headed for the farmFreshPlaza is the number one portal for the fresh produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatch, and photo albums
Robot Customer Service Will Dominate Travel in the Future | MotherboardTraveling to Sydney from New York might become a weekend trip, with martinis mixed by robot bartenders.
Could autonomous trucks be the next weapon for terrorists?Autonomous trucks are hitting the road globally, raising fears that terrorists will use them as remotely guided weapons. But just how likely is it?
Lockheed Martin’s Spider bot skims blimps to plug holesLockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship is one beast of a heavy hauler. Naturally, maintaining a vehicle almost as long as a football field takes a lot of man hours, but the technology company has a new little helper on deck.

 

Mercedes’ autonomous Future Bus just drove through AmsterdamMercedes’ autonomous Future Bus concept drove a 12-mile route through Amsterdam to demo the future of emissions-free and connected public transportation.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Millions of SE Asian jobs may be lost to automation in next two decades: ILO | ReutersMore than half of workers in five Southeast Asian countries are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the next two decades, an International Labour Organization study found, with those in the garments industry particularly vulnerable.
Automation will not just hit IT jobs but 10 other sectors as well. Are you working in any? – The Economic TimesIT industry worldwide would see a net decrease of 9% in headcount, or about 1.4 million jobs due to automation. But that is just one part of the story.
Starship will test its autonomous delivery robot in Washington, DC this fall | The VergeStarship — the company behind the adorable, six-wheeled delivery robot we met this year at Mobile World Congress — has received approval from the Washington, DC Department of Transportation to…
World’s first ‘robot lawyer’ overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York – Mirror OnlineThe free chatbot has saved users an estimated £2.9 million in just 21 months
Automation, not cheap labor, is reshaping outsourcing | Computerworld Automation tools are coming, and quickly. And they promise to re-shape the working world.
42% of Canadian jobs at high risk of being affected by automation, new study suggests – Business – CBC News More than 40 per cent of the Canadian workforce is at high risk of being replaced by technology and computers in the next two decades, according to a new report.
ROBOT airport check-in assistants weigh your luggage and even CARRY it for you – Mirror OnlineThe company behind the robot, which can weigh bags, print baggage tags and carry two suitcases, have described it as the ‘future of baggage handling in airports’
Stanford University’s Jackrabbot can navigate tricky pedestrians to make local deliveries | Daily Mail OnlineResearchers from Stanford University have designed a robot, named Jackrabbot, that can learn from human behaviour. It could soon be available for £345 ($500).
Could computers replace humans in maths research? – ScienceAlertIt’s complicated. 
Apple Supplier Just Cut 60,000 Jobs. Replaces Factory Workers With RobotsFoxconn is axing more employees in a bid to automate their work, bringing down the workforce from 110,000 to just 50,000. This comes as part of a concerted push from companies in the area to replace routine workers with automatic systems.
A Major Law Firm Will Soon Be Using A Robotic LawyerAn “artificial-intelligence attorney” created using technology from IBM’s Watson has snagged its first customer, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be appearing in the courtroom anytime soon.
Universal Basic Income: The Answer to Automation? 57% of the world’s jobs are at risk of being automated. Universal Basic Income may be our only way out. Here’s why.
Robot surgeon outperforms human colleagues doing same procedure | TechCrunchIt’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing..
Coffee delivery by drone for $3? It’s coming | ZDNetAmazon gets all the headlines, but drone delivery might work on a smaller scale.
OceanOne Is The Humanoid Robotic Diver That Just Revolutionized Deep-Sea ArcheologyControlled remotely by deep-sea archeologist Oussama Khatib, OceanOne is able to send him live haptic feedback, essentially feeling what the robot “feels.”

 

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs | TechCrunchA convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more..
Momentum Machines Burger Robot – Business InsiderA company called Momentum Machines has built a robot “meant to completely obviate [employees].”

 

Hands, heads and robots work in sync at Amazon warehouses | The Seattle TimesAmazon’s DuPont fulfillment center is a sort of laboratory for how the company is using robots to do much of its heavy lifting. But it also shows how the human workforce is not only necessary but superior in some respects.
World Bank Report outlines countries at risk for automation – Tech InsiderDeveloping countries are at greater risk for job automation.
Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape – WSJTraPac LLC’s Los Angeles shipping terminal offers a window to how coming global trade will move: using highly automated systems and machinery to handle a flood of goods amid new free-trade accords.
Starship Technologies ground drone starts delivery trails in the UK | Daily Mail OnlineAfter more than 3,000 hours of testing in London, Starship Technologies’ delivery bots (pictured) are scheduled to start local deliveries in Greenwich next month.
Humanoid robots to manufacture planes – E & T MagazineHumanoid robots that can carry out difficult tasks during plane manufacturing are being developed by Airbus and the Joint Robotics laboratory.
America now has a record breaking 260,000 robots working in its factories  | Daily Mail Online
Your next insurance agent will be a robot – CNETSmarter machines mean more jobs are at risk of automation. Yours may be next.
U.S. Federal Government Recognizes Google’s Driverless Car as a Legal DriverThe federal government in the United States is going to treat Google’s driverless car system as a legal driver.
Spread’s robot farm will open soon – Tech InsiderIt could represent the future of farming.
Concerns Increase Over Automation and Job Loss | AutomationConcerns about technology replacing workers isn’t new, but digitization is helping spread the changes farther and faster than before.
NEWS  |  Automation of Oilfield Operations to Double by 2020  |  RigzoneIDC expects the top 50% of oil and gas companies will double down on oilfield operation automation, but limitations still exist for digital oilfield initiatives in terms of people and processes.
Automation Threatens Meatpacking Jobs | VDARE – premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform
Artificial intelligence making some bosses nervous: StudyAn Accenture Strategy study surveyed managers across the world and various industries to see how they felt about the automation trend.
Robots could steal 80 million US jobs: Bank of England80 million jobs in the United States are at risk of being taken over by robots in the next few decades, a Bank of England (BoE) official warns.
Can retail robots make brick and mortar shops competitive again? | ZDNetAnalytics, automation, and connectivity. The tools of online shopping make their way to the corner store.

 

AUTOMATION: Autonomous fleet performs 12% better than manned fleet – Canadian Mining JournalCanadian Mining JournalAutonomous Solutions provides third party fleet automation systems at reasonable prices.
Why a fruit sorting robot will disrupt industrial automation | ZDNetAdaptable, smart, and cheap. Welcome to the future of automation.
Robot revolution: rise of ‘thinking’ machines could exacerbate inequality | Technology | The GuardianGlobal economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts
Self-driving cars will cruise the factory floor before they’re big on the open road | ZDNetClearpath Robotics, a Canadian maker of field and service robots, has a new self-driving car named OTTO. But it’s not for the road.
Robot hand uses light to sense force, paving way to collaborative humanoids | ZDNetOptical sensors may be the key to highly dexterous robots that can safely interact with humans.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Our LivesOn one hand, it may help cure cancer and let robots rather than humans fight wars; on the other, doctors and lawyers may be out of a job.
Man vs. machine circa 2018: A reality check on Gartner’s crystal ball | ZDNetThe relationship between people and machines will go from cooperative to co-dependent to competitive in the years ahead. This’ll be fun.
Rising minimum wages make automation more cost-effective | Brookings InstitutionThe movement pushing for a $15 per hour minimum wage has coincided with falling prices for computers that can replace human labor in some low-skill jobs.
Robot Revolution Sweeps China’s Factory Floors – ABC NewsRobot Revolution Sweeps China’s Factory Floors
10 ways automation may open up new IT job opportunities – TechRepublicAutomation is taking off, and many IT pros are worried about the future of their profession. Check out these 10 reasons automation could actually mean more jobs in IT.
Forbes: Automation For The People
Three $150k robots replaced 60 welders: how Cox Industries keeps making mowers in QueenslandRide-on lawn mower manufacturer Cox Industries might only employ 60 people today from 160 a decade ago, and has suffered three break-even years because it hasn’t rained enough, but co-owner Ken McColl says the Australian economy still can’t afford businesses like his to disappear.
Here’s why productivity lags behind automation – The Globe and MailThe gains in per capita value added in the tradable sector for advanced economies were not large enough to overcome the effect of moving labour from manufacturing jobs to service jobs
AFR TV | Artificial intelligence takes over accounting departmentsAutomation of back office accounting and HR roles is now a reality, with ANZ driving the advance of robots into traditional white collar jobs.
Biophysicists take small step in quest for ‘robot scientist’: Practical algorithm for inferring laws of nature from time-series data of dynamical systems — ScienceDailyBiophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system’s dynamics — a so-called robot scientist.” id=”metasummary
Automation in the Newsroom – Nieman ReportsCovering thought leadership in journalism
Will technologists digitize themselves out of jobs someday? | ZDNetNew Deloitte study asserts technology has created more jobs than those destroyed. IT opportunities have grown substantially, but will automation, cloud and mobile sustain or reverse this trend?
Robots Are Coming to Take Your McJobs | Co.Exist | ideas + impactAs food and labor costs rise in the restaurant industry, some businesses are looking for technological solutions to the annoying problem of expensive…
Intelligent Automation: What it is. Why it matters. | CIOWant fast deployment with high quality?
Can Big Data Algorithms Tell Better Stories Than Humans? – ForbesWhat if the computer algorithms could tell more compelling stories than journalists, writers or business analysts? Well, this is increasingly becoming a reality. A new generation of Big Data tools are being put to automate story telling. The ideas behind this application of analytics were first put to use generating automated […]
What is robotic process automation? – Definition from WhatIs.comThis definitions explains what robotic process automation is and how it is different from traditional information technology (IT) automation.
Hacklet 55 – Home Automation Projects | Hackaday
Gadgets help to clean teeth, pour drinks and teach code | The Columbus DispatchNEW YORK — Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth?
Look Out, Scientists! AI Solves 100-Year-Old Regeneration PuzzleAn artificial intelligence (AI) system has solved a puzzle that has eluded scientists for more than 100 years: how a tiny, freshwater flatworm regenerates its body parts.

China’s Troubling Robot Revolution

Wal-Mart offers a peek at robot grocery pickers and other innovations | Business, Political, and Cultural News in Fort Smith and Northwest ArkansasIf there is a measure for how focused Wal-Mart is on using technology to dig deeper into the pockets of consumers, this may be it: 2,500 Wal-Mart employees at “labs” in California and Bentonville tests hundreds of innovations at any given time around the globe. Many of those tests geared toward improving the shopping experience for Millenials and other demographic disruptors.
Robot check-in: The hotel concierge goes hi-tech – BBC NewsOne hotel in Japan is due to open with a mainly robot staff, and the rest of the accommodation industry is rapidly going digital.
This Machine Studied Over 10,000 Rap Songs to Do Something No Human Rapper Can – MicThis is unprecedented.
5 super easy tips to make your support processes more human. – Desk.com Blog Desk.comEdit the default Snippets and Auto-Acknowledgement Subject. Desk gives you complete control over your Auto-Acknowledgements. This includes the look and fee
AP expands its computer-written news program. Should reporters be worried? – CSMonitor.comAutomated Insights’ software can automatically generate data-driven stories on sports, business, and, soon, other industries.
If robots replace half of US workers, what role will humans play? – CSMonitor.comNearly half of US jobs – including telemarketing and secretarial work – could be automated within the next 20 years. But even as computers take over certain industries, new industries such as software development and renewable energy are creating jobs.
Can I tell Narrator how I want a particular character to be pronounced? – Microsoft Windows UI Automation Blog – Site Home – MSDN BlogsWindows UI Automation, UIA, UI Automation, Windows Automation API
Driverless cars: closer and safer than you thinkThe age of driverless cars and trucks is rapidly approaching and will help improve road safety by wiping out human error, a global transport summit has heard. …

 

Marines test augmented reality battlefield | ComputerworldThanks to augmented glasses, the U.S. Marines on Thursday were able to turn a golf course in Virginia into a simulated battlefield.
 Computer-assisted sedation reduces patient recovery time by almost 20 percent
Google’s Built From Scratch Autonomous Cars to Test on Public Roads | Re/codeAs its very own self-driving cars prepare to hit the pavement, Google shares more about its secrets.

Augmented Reality

Cardboard Augmented Reality System works with an App and your Smartphone for $32 | NextBigFuture.comCardboard Augmented Reality System works with an App and your Smartphone for $32
Supervision for US Soldiers using Tactical Augmented Reality that replaces night vision, GPS and more | NextBigFuture.comSupervision for US Soldiers using Tactical Augmented Reality that replaces night vision, GPS and more
Hinting at an AR future, Microsoft Research squeezes holographic display into regular-sized glassesIn order for AR glasses to become a mainstream tool, they need to be capable, comfortable and compact enough to be worn on the face while accommodating for the inherent complexities of human vision. Judging from a new prototype, Microsoft researchers are making important strides in that direction.
What’s Up with Augmented Reality Contact Lenses? | RealClearFutureWhat’s Up with Augmented Reality Contact Lenses? | RealClearFuture
Hand-mounted exoskeleton system helps surgeons get a gripIn robotic surgery, doctors control the movement of a mechanical arm through joysticks, knobs and other peripherals. A new exoskeleton system however, turns a doctor’s hands into the controls and provides haptic feedback to simulate actually touching a patient’s innards.
Avegant Light Field Puts Augmented Reality in the Palm of Your Hand – SeekerThe imaging technology startup Avegant says its light field prototype provides a truly immersive experience that is critical for the future success of the entire mixed reality industry.
Looking Smart: Augmented Reality Is Already Seeing Real Results In Industry – GE Reports
ODG smartglasses continue to evolve, but who are they for?For the last three years at CES, we’ve watched the evolution of ODG’s AR glasses. We tried the company’s new R-8 and R-9 glasses, which mark the debut of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor​.
Augmented Reality: Forget the Glasses – IEEE SpectrumWhile we waited for a Magic Leap, <i>Pokémon Go</i> walked off with the AR crown
Augmented Reality, Hologram-like Images Enter the Workplace – WSJHologram-like images and early versions of augmented reality are being used by companies to help workers on factory floors. MIT’s new lab will promote experimentation with AR in the supply chain.

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Oak dock puts augmented reality on the tableAugmented reality has already proven useful for handy car owners and first responders, but its value extends well beyond practical applications. ToneTree has created an iPhone dock designed to turn tabletops into an AR playground, for gamers or budding musicians on the road.
Prosthetic hands link to nerves to make touch feel real – FuturityResearchers are a step closer to creating neuroprosthetics with natural-feeling sensations, the key to achieving the dexterity of our native hands.
HoloLens spreads beyond the US, arriving in six new countriesThe first HoloLens augmented reality headset went on sale to US developers and businesses earlier this year and it’s now hitting six new countries. It’s available to pre-order now in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with shipping in November.
Hacking Our Senses Will Transform How We Experience the World
Komatsu’s robotic mining truck completely dumps the driverKomatsu’s latest autonomous truck fully embraces the notion of unmanned operation by ditching the cabin and adopting a design that optimizes load distribution and doesn’t distinguish between forwards and backwards.
Adidas Reveals Its First Robot Manufactured ShoesAdidas has unveiled the Futurecraft M.F.G., a shoe assembled by robots in its Speedfactory facility in Germany. We can expect to see more robot made shoes when the factory goes commercial in 2017.
This AR Power Tool Lets You Craft Anything You Can ImagineShaper Origin quickly accesses a digital blueprint on your computer.
Relive Your Childhood Nightmares In Augmented RealityNight Terrors is an AR survival game designed for smartphones.
AR vs. VR: What today’s HoloLens, Vive and Rift tell us about our virtual futureWe recently got our paws on a pre-release Microsoft HoloLens, by far the most advanced AR headset, and we have some thoughts on the pros and cons of its augmented worlds, how they size up next to VR and where this could all be heading.
Scientists just figured out how to make Pokémon interact with the real world – ScienceAlertNEED.
Pokemon Go Is a Glimpse of Our Augmented Reality Future
New Cyborg Roboglove Will Give You Superhuman StrengthAutomobile giant GM just created the RoboGlove to assist factory workers in their heavy lifting.

 

137 Million Southeast Asian Workers Could Lose Their Jobs to Automation in the Next 20 Years137 million workers from five Southeast Asian countries are in danger of being replaced by automated systems in the next 20 years. The International Labour Organisation says that laborers working in the manufacturing industry, the garment industry most of all, are at the highest risk.
Robo-Burger Joint to Open in San FranciscoIn 2012, robotics start up Momentum Machines invented a machine that can make a burger from start to finish. This impressive feat will soon be put to use with a robot-run burger restaurant in the South of Market area in San Francisco.
Exponential TechnologyQualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Chips Ready To Tango with Google – Mobile Phones on Top Tech News
Neighborhood Watch: Online Startups Tackle Local News – ABC NewsNeighborhood Watch: Online Startups Tackle Local News
Glow-in-the-dark cement could soon light up a city near you – ScienceAlertGuided by the light.&nbsp;
This new synthetic dog breathes, bleeds, and dies for veterinary students – ScienceAlertRamsay Bolton called, he wants his dog back.
Optics breakthrough to revamp night vision – The University of Sydney
‘Hyper-Reality’ Shows A Dark Reality For Augmented RealityHyper-Reality is a short film funded on Kickstarter that examines and studies a world that has been overtaken by augmented reality.
ScienceAlertThe Babel fish is real! These new earbuds can translate languages for you in real-time
We Just Moved One Step Closer to Holographic Long-Distance Conversations
K-Glass 3 offers users a keyboard to type text | EurekAlert! Science News
Teleportation to Other Worlds Now Possible With HoloLensAlex Kipman just showed off Microsoft’s augmented reality tech at the TED 2016, and it’s pretty spectacular.
Intel launches x-ray-like glasses that allow wearers to ‘see inside’ objects | Technology | The GuardianSmart augmented reality helmet allows wearers to overlay maps, schematics and thermal images to effectively see through walls, pipes and other solid objects
Garmin’s Augmented Reality Headset Could Be A Dream Come True For Cyclists | TechCrunchGarmin’s new Varia Vision device could either be a dream come true for cyclists or a work in progress, but this is definitely an interesting accessory. The..
Augmented Reality Will Make Us Smarter | TechCrunchMoore’s Law is bound to pop up any time you read an article about the future of technology. Moore’s Law is common knowledge in tech; it deals with the..
The Business Case For Augmented Reality | TechCrunchWhen we think of augmented reality, we think of the interaction of superimposed graphics, audio, GPS data and other sensory enhancements converging within a..
Augmented reality for the office: Atheer’s 3D smart glasses target doctors, engineers | SiliconANGLE
Taking augmented reality subsea – OE DigitalMark Stevens and Bob Moschetta, of Oceaneering, discuss the benefits of using augmented reality for subsea training. The augmented reality view combin…
Augmented reality mirror shows the futureIf you had the chance to see into the future, would you take it? An augmented reality experience offers just that.
Magic Leap Releases Raw Footage Created With Its Augmented Reality Tech | TechCrunchMagic Leap, the secretive tech firm that’s backed by Google, just posted a video that gives the clearest look yet at what its augmented reality technology can..
Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset roundup – Business InsiderHoloLens is coming sometime in 2016 for Developers and then sometime in 2017 for users. Here’s everything we know about it.
Augmented Reality Coloring Book | Video | Break.comWatch Augmented Reality Coloring Book now. Also, surf around Break to find the funniest videos, pictures and articles.
Google Patents Holograms For Glass, Which Could Involve Magic Leap | TechCrunchToday Google published a patent application for using holograms in a head mounted display like Google Glass. It would effectively let Google create augmented..
Marines put ONR’s augmented reality system to the test with live-fire testingMarines enrolled in the Infantry Officer Course were able to use Office of Naval Research (ONR)-developed augmented reality technology for the first time as part of live-fire training exercises, ONR officials announced Aug. …” name=”Description
Magic Leap Patents Augmented Reality ContactsMagic Leap recently published a stack of 100 patents, including augmented reality contacts.
Augmented reality guides surgeons on the battlefield – FuturityA new virtual reality telemonitoring system could allow surgeons on the battlefield to get help from specialists thousands of miles away.

Now crowdfunding, augmented reality glasses for cyclists

How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room | TechCrunchAmazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company..
Toss your manual overboard—augmented reality aims at big industry | Ars TechnicaPapers, diagrams, and checklists would be replaced with intuitive visual tools.
Microsoft : NASA, Microsoft Collaborate to Bring Science Fiction to Science Fact | 4-TradersRelease date- 25062015 – NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Sidekick uses… | June 26, 2015
These augmented-reality glasses could help the legally blind navigateStartup VA-ST thinks its depth-sensing glasses can help people with little sight get around more easily.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision, opens door to AR – SlashGearVirtual Reality company Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, a company that focuses on real-time 3D scene reconstruction for Augmented Reality. This acquisition puts
ONR tests new glasses for augmented reality system with MarinesMarines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration on May 21 using an augmented reality training system from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).” http-equiv=”Description
Augmented reality apps to make buying your Ferrari even better | afr.comAugmented reality is a desperately sexy technology, where an app can super-impose computer-generated images on top of reality. It can even make the experience of buying a new Ferrari better, just by grabbing the phone in your pocket.
The Best Smartphone Apps for Traveling Photographers
Augmented reality on social media – It’s time to get cool!Augmented Reality has been a buzz word ever since Google Glass made a debut and you saw everyday static objects around you coming to life.
Could augmented reality help you do DIY? Microsoft’s HoloLens may soon recognise when you’re stressed with decorating – and offer help | Daily Mail OnlineWashington-based Microsoft filed the patent in November 2012 and it was awarded this week. Sensors would track heart rate and sweat levels before offering custom help (illustrated).
Artefacts destroyed by ISIS restored in 3D models by ‘cyber archaeology’ | Daily Mail OnlinePhD students came up with the idea of reconstructing objects digitally from crowdsourced images days after ISIS militants reportedly smashed artworks in the Mosul Museum in Iraq.
Qualcomm Unloads SDK For Developing Augmented Reality Apps

Artificial Intelligence

Computers are starting to reason like humans | Science | AAASNew artificial intelligence beats humans at understanding relationships between objects
Researchers create a computer that writes own folk music | Daily Mail OnlineThe computerised composer, developed by scientists at Kingston University and Queen Mary University marks a significant step forward for the capabilities of artificial intelligence (stock image).” name=”description
“Godlike” Artificial intelligence just officially beat the world’s #1 Go player – ScienceAlertGame over.
MIT $100K winner’s optical chips perform AI computations at light speed | MIT NewsMIT team Lightmatter won $100,000 grand prize at MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition for developing optical chips that compute using light no electric signals for faster, more efficient artificial intelligence computations.
3 Types of Artificial Intelligence, But Only 2 Are Valid | RealClearFuture3 Types of Artificial Intelligence, But Only 2 Are Valid | RealClearFuture
Google will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to machine learning researchers via the TensorFlow Research Cloud | NextBigFuture.comGoogle will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to machine learning researchers via the TensorFlow Research Cloud..sorFlow Research Clouds
Google AIY: Artificial Intelligence Yourself | Hackaday
Genuine enthusiasm for AI | MIT NewsMIT’s course 6.036 (Introduction to Machine Learning) has grown to become one of the most popular on campus since was first offered in 2013.
Neural Networks: You’ve Got It So Easy | Hackaday
AI Investors Make a Killing in Stock Market Study | RealClearFutureAI Investors Make a Killing in Stock Market Study | RealClearFuture
Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go – The VergeThe future of computing may be inside our skulls
Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers​The human brain is nature’s most powerful processor, so developing computers that mimic it is a long-term goal. Neural networks are the closest models we have, and now Stanford scientists have developed an organic artificial synapse, inching us closer to making computers more efficient learners.
Artificial intelligence just owned some of the world’s best poker players – ScienceAlertGotta know when to fold’em.
Scientists built an AI that is smarter than most adults – BGRComputers can already hold a massive amount of instantly-retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually display intelligence is an entirely different challenge.
Poker Is The Latest Game To Fall To Artificial Intelligence | 33rd Square
New AI To Take On World’s Best Poker PlayersThe Libratus AI system will take on some of the greatest human players in a game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker. Researchers believe similar automated systems could participate in complex negotiations, go toe to toe with nefarious hackers, and even fight disease.
Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence | ZDNetIf we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.
9 Artificial Intelligence Stats That Will Blow You Away | The Daily CallerAs the AI era continues to unfold, the idea of a future driven by artificial intelligence can evoke mixed emotions.
Artificial intelligence System Determines Fate Of Fly Colony | Digital TrendsThe catchily-titled flyAI is an art installation project that features a colony of living houseflies whose fate is determined by artificial intelligence.
Mark Zuckerberg Just Unveiled His Newest Creation, an AI Named JarvisInspired by Jarvis in Iron Man, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg built an AI system to run his home and help him with work. Throughout the process, Zuckerberg realized we are still far off from understanding how artificial intelligence learns.
Google’s AI Can Read Your Retinas to Prevent BlindnessGoogle DeepMind created an AI that matched or exceeded the performance of experts in identifying a common form of blindness and grading its severity. Researchers trained the AI algorithm using a set of 128,000 retinal images, and tested its performance on 12,000 images.
Google AI Creates Its Own Language to Translate Languages It Doesn’t Know – BreitbartGoogle Brain’s Neural Network AI has reportedly created its own universal language, which allows the system to translate between other languages.
Google Unveils a Slew of New Machine Learning APIs | Digital TrendsGoogle is drastically revamping its cloud-powered machine learning services, in part by introducing a slew of new APIs.
AI-enabled chess set moves virtual opponents on a real boardToday, we can play chess against AI or humans anywhere, without the tactile pleasure of moving real pieces. Square Off is a physical chess board that moves pieces around itself, with an AI system or an online human player using an app or their own board.
A Better Journalist? AI Are Better at Predicting Elections Than HumansThe AI, called MogIA, based its analysis on 20 million data points from platforms such as Google, Twitter, and YouTube. The AI aims at learning from the environment, developing its own rules at the policy layer, and developing expert systems without discarding any data.
Harnessing the Power of the Hive Mind Has Allowed One Company to Predict the FutureUsing swarm intelligence, UNU was able to predict some of the biggest events of the year with stunning accuracy. Swarm intelligence may be a safer way to develop AI since the intelligence gathering is human centered.
Judging a Book by Its Cover: AI Can Now Tell What’s on the Inside by Looking at the OutsideA deep neural network, which has four layers of up to 512 neurons each, was able to correctly identify what genre a book belongs to just by analyzing its cover. The resulting rate of accuracy is significantly better than mere chance.
Robo-Pharmacist: This AI is Designing Structures for Futuristic Wonder DrugsThis AI can help search for new drug compounds without using lengthy simulations, thanks to its training on 250,000 drug-like molecules. According to researchers, this could play a role in finding or optimizing lead drug candidates, or other areas like solar cells or catalysts.
How To Train Your AI: Microsoft Releases Open-Source Deep Learning SoftwareTech colossus, Microsoft, has released its AI software for developers everywhere, and it can even be run from a single laptop. Open-source deep learning software has the potential of opening the floodgates of technological revolution.
The AI Conversation Has Exploded This Decade With Big Advances
Artificially intelligent ‘judge’ developed which can predict court verdicts with 79 per cent accuracyA computer &lsquo;
8 Ways AI Will Profoundly Change City Life by 2030
Robot Babies From Japan Raise Questions About How Parents Bond With AI
Dawn of Synthetic Reason: DeepMind Can Learn From Its Own MemoryUsing a new system titled a Differential Neural Computer (DNC), Google’s DeepMind is able to draw from data stores to learn. A DNC allows DeepMind to come up with new solutions without having to learn all possible answers, bringing us closer to a computer with the ability to reason.
Age of Aritificial Intelligence: How We’re Already Living In a Sci-Fi FutureWhile we may not be nearing the Singularity, AI has taken leaps and bounds of improvement over the past few years alone. AI is making our lives easier with speech recognition and image identification, rather than turning against us like in so many sci-fi flicks.
Why Google A.I. is the last user interface | ComputerworldThere’s no question that A.I. is the next UI. The question is: Whose A.I.?
Google’s New AI-Powered Personal Assistant Is a Glimpse of Our FutureGoogle has debuted Assistant, an AI-powered helper built into their new line of phones and smart home products. Assistant is a preview of a future of ever-present voice-controlled AI that learn our habits to better serve us.
Keeping AI Well Behaved: How Do We Engineer An Artificial System That Has Values?It is estimated that some 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by the close of 2020, which raises questions about how an AI will respond in lethal situations. In this exclusive interview, FLI researcher David Parkes discusses his work to engineer a value-aligned AI system.
Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% AccuracyA team has developed artificial intelligence software that analyzes mammograms for breast cancer with 99 percent accuracy. This could help keep women from undergoing unnecessary biopsies, and would shield them from the agony of false positives.
The Age of the AI: Bots Are Getting Better At Detecting Our EmotionsThe research lab that developed Siri, SRI International, is creating virtual assistants that can detet your emotional state, and react accordingly. It envisions assistants that can detect emotions and tailor their reactions to those emotions.
At Last, Google’s DeepMind AI Can Make Machines Sound Like HumansGoogle has announced WaveNet, a speech synthesis program that uses AI and deep learning techniques to generate speech samples better than current technologies. By analyzing samples 16,000 a second, it can generate human-like speech and even its own music compositions.
7 Key Factors Driving the Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Machines Taught to Learn by Simply Observing Others | Digital TrendsThe new method was inspired by the famous Turing test, which was first proposed by Alan Turing, in 1950. It’s creators have called it “Turing learning.”
Elon Musk’s OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to SpeakNVIDIA has delivered the first DGX-1 supercomputer to non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI. The supercomputer has a whopping 170 teraflops of computing power—equivalent to 250 conventional servers.
How Today’s Jungle of Artificial Intelligence Will Spawn Sentience
Amazon patents noise-cancelling headphones that know your nameCity dwellers might like to drown out the world with noise-cancelling headphones, but some noises are better off not cancelled. Amazon has been awarded a patent for headphones that can recognize specific keywords, like the wearer’s name, and temporarily shut off the noise cancellation.
An AI Watched 600 Hours of TV and Started to Accurately Predict What Happens NextMIT researchers have created an algorithm that hopes to understand human visual social cues and predict what would happen next. Giving AI the ability to understand and predict human social interaction could one day pave the way to efficient home assistant systems as well as intelligent security cameras that can call an ambulance or the police ahead of time.
Scientists are on the verge of creating an EMOTIONAL computer | Daily Mail OnlineResearchers from the National Research Nuclear University in Moscow say the computer will serve will be as an actor, playing the role of a specific person.
Deep Learning AI Leads Robot to Victory in Amazon’s Picking ChallengeA robot with deep learning capabilities and depth-sensing cameras has won this year’s Amazon Picking Challenge.
An AI Just Defeated Human Fighter Pilots in An Air Combat SimulatorAir combat veterans proved to be no match for an artificial intelligence developed by Psibernetix. ALPHA has proven to be “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI seen to date.”
This Artificial Intelligence was 92% Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection ContestScientists trained an AI machine to detect breast cancer in images of lymph nodes.

 

Long Promised Artificial Intelligence Is Looming—and It’s Going to Be Amazing
Google’s five rules for AI safety – CNETGoogle Research goes Asimov, spelling out concrete, real-world questions to ask in order to develop non-apocalyptic artificial intelligence.
An AI Wrote This Short Film—and It’s Surprisingly Entertaining
A mathematician has built a machine that can beat the odds in roulette – ScienceAlertIt’s anyone’s game.
Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done
Google is Developing its Own Chip for Artificial IntelligenceThe Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) is a custom ASIC built specifically for machine learning. It was created for Google’s open source software library for machine learning, TensorFlow. It promises performance orders of magnitude above current chips, and is a seven-year leap forward for the technology.
Algorithms Will Train Your Dog – The Daily BeastI’ve spent countless hours training my dog to be well-adjusted and behaved. Could a robot have done it instead?
Google Has a New AI That Understands English. And Its Name is ‘Parsey McParseface’Google announced the open sourcing of SyntaxNet, a neural network parser designed to analyze linguistic structures of sentences, together with Parsey McParseface, a ready-made English parser.
AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment | TechCrunchAustralian physicists, perhaps searching for a way to shorten the work week, have created an AI that can run and even improve a complex physics experiment..
The next AI is no AI | TechCrunchArtificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming..
The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence | TechCrunchIt’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now..
Student Invents 3D Printed Bioreactor That Can Grow Hundreds of Mini-BrainsChristopher Hadiono, a 16-year old high school student has redesigned a bioreactor that can hold more “mini-brains” at a lower price through 3D printing. The SpinΩ is now aiding studies on the Zika virus.
MIT builds Artificial Intelligence system that can detect 85% of Cyber Attacks
Now Anyone Can Use Google’s Deep Learning TechniquesGoogle announced a new machine learning platform for developers. The company is also open-sourcing tools such as Tensorflow to allow the community to take its internal tools, adapt them for their own uses, and improve them.
In Just 72 Hours, a Computer Learned How to Beat Nearly Anyone at ChessThis AI is capable of winning almost any game of chess. It taught itself to strategize by looking at moves the same way that humans do. And it’s quite the quick learner.
US Bets $100 Million on Machines That Think More Like Humans – Singularity HUB
Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World
Why Big Tech Companies Are Open-Sourcing Their AI Systems – Singularity HUB
In a Huge Breakthrough, Google’s AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go | WIRED
DARPA’s New ‘Neural’ Microchip Could Let Drones Think Like a HumanDARPA, the Pentagon’s cutting-edge science division, is developing a neural network to enhance “deep learning” on the battlefield.
‘Intelligent’ robots could be running your company within 10 years, experts warn – Mirror OnlineRobots are moving into homes, hospitals, shops and restaurants – and could soon be running your company
Next big thing: rise of the machine learners | Information AgeDevelopments in machine learning are no doubt impressive, but what opportunities – and challenges – does the technology offer the enterprise?
Apple Dives Deeper Into Artificial Intelligence By Acquiring Emotient | TechCrunchAccording to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple has acquired Emotient, an artificial intelligence startup. The company confirmed the move to the WSJ…
In Pictures: 11 Leaders In Artificial Intelligence – ForbesComputers that can think on their own aren’t just the stuff of ”Star Trek.” Here’s proof.

 

Elon Musk’s $1bn fund to save world from destruction by artificial intelligence – TelegraphTech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact – amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind
Facebook’s open-sourcing of AI hardware is the start of the deep-learning revolution | Ars TechnicaCollaboration is key to building the machine-learning boat and getting it afloat.
How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over
They’re funding a new organization, OpenAI, to pursue the most advanced forms of artificial intelligence — and give the results to the public
11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning – InformationWeekMachine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing recommendation engines, and optimizing self-driving cars. Here’s a look at 11 interesting use cases for this technology.
Preparing For The Technology Revolution Created By Artificial Intelligence | TechCrunchArtificial Intelligence will soon bring on another technological revolution, where machines may take your job and shake up the economy in the process.
Breakthrough Brings Insect Communication One Step Closer To AI, Self-Driving CarsComputer scientists at University of Lincoln achieve breakthrough in pheromone-based swarm communications in robots
Artificial intelligence program passes college entrance examNew AI program was developed using the skills of university and corporate researchers.
Google Open-Sourcing TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data | WIREDWhen Google open sourced its artificial intelligence engine last week, some saw it not as a triumph of the free software movement but as a triumph of data.
Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’ | Business | The GuardianA new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end
This “Psychic Robot” Can Read Your Mind
A big step toward artificial intelligenceBig-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which features of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition….

 

Artificial intelligence in business: The state of play and future prospects | ZDNetHumans are more likely to work with smart machines in the digital enterprises of the future than be ousted by them, but the possibility of economic and social disruption needs to be on the political agenda.
Paul Allen’s quest to build an artificial brain is one of the hardest software-engineering endeavors ever attempted | The Washington PostPaul Allen’s quest to build an artificial brain is one of the hardest software-engineering endeavors ever attempted
More-flexible machine learning: Giving machine-learning systems ‘partial credit’ during training improves image classification — ScienceDaily
Machine Learning: The New Infrastructure for Everything | Tom Vander ArkThe first half of the information age was programming computers to do what we want. In the second half of the information age computers will program themselves. Over the last 30 year
How Tetris explains the promise of the ultimate algorithm – The Washington PostYou won’t need to work. And you won’t have to worry about cancer.
Lifeboat News: The BlogBlockchain & Artificial Intelligence – Blockchain technology could lead to an AI truly reminiscent of the human brain, with less of its frailties, and more of its strengths.
The 3 Major Industries AI and Big Data Will Reshape This Decade – Singularity HUB
The US Navy Built an Algorithm That Predicts Pirates’ Behaviour Before an Attack | Gizmodo UKThe US Navy is a veritable patent machine, and one of its most recent filing is Patent #US8838515, a “Method for predicting pirate attack risk.”
Russian scientists create artificial brain that can educate itself — RT News
Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair | TechCrunch“We’re watching you.” This was the warning that the Chicago Police Department gave to more than 400 people on its “Heat List.” The list, an attempt..
Google AI Now Lets Users Instantly Translate Text in 27 Languages With Phone CamerasGoogle AI Now Lets Users Instantly Translate Text In 27 Languages With Phone Cameras | Observer Thanks to artificial intelligence, traveling abroad has…

Is SkyNet Nearly Here? Explaining Google’s Neural Network

 

The next frontier for artificial intelligence? Learning humans’ common sense | ZDNetSpain’s artificial intelligence research institute is looking at teaching robots to know their limits, but think human-level AI is a way away just yet.
Will A.I. drive the human race off a cliff? | ComputerworldArtificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to help mankind, but we need to focus on policies to prevent the technology from one day killing us all.

 

THESE ARE WHAT THE GOOGLE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE’S DREAMS LOOK LIKE
Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy – TelegraphOxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all

 

Artificially Intelligent Computer Outperforms Humans on IQ Test | | ObserverResearchers from Microsoft, University of Science and Technology of China built a deep learning machine that beats the humans on IQ tests.

 

Barclays thinks artificial intelligence is the future of bankingBarclays says it is pursuing technology that could see users talk to a artificial intelligence system to make money transfers, the bank’s digital chief told CNBC.

 

Artificial Intelligence creates jobs, not eliminate them: Study – FirstpostDespite AI’s reputation as a potential threat to jobs, 80 percent of business leaders noted that they believe AI improves worker performance and creates jobs.

 

 

Humans will be artificially intelligent hybrids by 2030, according to Google engineer | myfox8.comNEW YORK — In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent. That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s.

 

 

Facebook to open AI lab in Paris – BBC NewsFacebook expands its research into artificial intelligence, opening its first lab in Europe.

 

 

Why Apple is developing artificial intelligence | ComputerworldAccept that Apple is developing in-car intelligence and you also accept it is developing A.I.

 

 

IBM’s supercomputer Watson ingested 2000 TED Talks and can now answer your deepest questions | Business InsiderAll the experts, one computer.

 

 

Computer take on top poker players – and loses | South China Morning PostArtificial intelligence may have mastered chess but Claudico system ‘busts out’ against best players in Texas Hold ‘Em marathon

 

 

Artificial Intelligence Will Be Felt First In Robots That Can See And Learn – ForbesRecent developments at the intersection of robotics and the branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning give us some clues about how our relationship to machines is going to evolve.

 

 

Exponential TechnologyExponential Technology Robot masters new skills through trial and error

 

Beware Sexy Robots! | Steve RosenbaumIf you think of a night at the movies as a chance for escapist fantasy, then you may want to think twice before screening Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. (While it is a robot, intelligence and persona is really key for the much maligned male species).

 

Artificial Intelligence Paves The Way For Ambient Intelligence – ForbesAs the technology behind artificial intelligence continues to advance, we must weigh the advantages of an immersive AI future against its pitfalls.

 

5 Things Elon Musk Fears | Vanity FairRobots! Vacations! Inside the mind of the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

 

Rise of the machines | The EconomistTop 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.

 

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and the Risks of Artificial Intelligence – The CruxUltron, an intelligent robot gone bad, echoes some high-profile concerns lately. Is artificial intelligence something we should be worried about?
The dawn of artificial intelligence | The EconomistTop 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.