Americans see Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the ultimate consumer spending extravaganzas, but the annual “record breaking ” sales days have nothing on China’s so-called Singles’ Day. As we can see in this chart from Statista, Singles’ Day sales make the US Thanksgiving weekend spending look like chump change.
Mugs that heat your coffee just right,elevators that move more than up and down, a smarter smart phone and more.
China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.
A carbon fiber cab. A centrally-mounted driving position, like in a McLaren F1. A 500-mile range. Zero to 60 mph in five seconds. Semi-autonomous convoy capability. This is the Tesla Semi.
Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, they’re still stationary speakers whose defining expression is a light that turns on when you speak.
The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.
Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye
‘Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap’
Seniors may soon be able to live disease-free for their entire lives.
Modern medicine can completely change someone’s life for the better, but only if they’re actually taking their prescriptions like they’re supposed to. Ensuring that a patient is actually taking their meds has, up to now, relied on the word of the patient, but the honor system is about to go the way of the dodo thanks to a new “digital pill” technology that can actually track whether or not you’re sticking to the doctor’s orders.