From flying warehouses to robot toilets – five technologies that could shape the future Shutterstock Leandro L. Minku, University of Leicester; Nervo Xavier Verdezoto D, University of Leicester, and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester July 27, 2017 8.30am BST Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of […]
Saudi Arabia is the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. Sophia, the humanoid produced by Hanson Robotics, spoke at the recent Future Investment Initiative.
What a World Powered by Quantum Computers May Look Like Futurism Published on 26 Oct 2017 In the next few years, quantum computers will usher in the next great era in computing technology. Their successful creation will be a paradigm shifting achievement—one that will alter the future of humanity. Here’s what you need to […]
3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your feet shutterstock.com ManMohan S Sodhi, City, University of London October 26, 2017 3.00 pm BST The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some of the big names that have been working on delivering bespoke […]
The coming transport revolution could deal a death blow to car ownership October 16th 2017 1.43 pm BST The coming transport revolution could deal a death blow to car ownership Monkey Business Images Marcus Mayers, University of Huddersfield and David Bamford, University of Huddersfield The traditional model for car ownership is bust. The gleaming steed on […]
Within just two decades, technology may have advanced so much that humans and machines are effectively ‘melded’ together, allowing for huge leaps forward in human consciousness and cognition.
Within just two decades, technology may have advanced so much that humans and machines are effectively ‘melded’ together, allowing for huge leaps forward in human consciousness and cognition. Source: Chloe Jones, Ronin OK, 15th October 2017 Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone, […]
The big business revolution: why the future is blockchain Shutterstock Rob Gowers, Anglia Ruskin University and Jukka Aminoff, Anglia Ruskin University July 25, 2017 2.33pm BST The value of one bitcoin recently hit a record high of US$3,025, a staggering rise of over 200% in value this year alone. Aswath Damodaran, professor of finance at […]
We don’t want AI that can understand us – we’d only end up arguing Shutterstock Constantine Sandis, University of Hertfordshire and Richard Harper, Lancaster University August 21, 2017 12.38pm BST Forget the Turing test. Computing pioneer Alan Turing’s most pertinent thoughts on machine intelligence come from a neglected paragraph of the same paper that first […]
Growing role of artificial intelligence in our lives is ‘too important to leave to men’ Google Wendy Hall, University of Southampton I must not have got the memo, because as a young lecturer in computer science at the University of Southampton in 1985 I was unaware that “women didn’t do computing”. Southampton had always recruited […]
Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture Waffle making with rented waffle maker from the Library of things. Sebastian Wood/Library of Things Christine Cole, Nottingham Trent University and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental […]