There is a battle raging between human and machine. Even though machine consciousness is still a long way away, computed algorithms are making choices that once needed human input. Recently Google’s AlphaGo algorithm beat a professional player in the game Go. An achievement that demonstrates the speed and development of machine capabilities. However, there is […]
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Basing your business models on commercializing untapped resources is a good way to build profitable companies. Facebook taps its users to generate content and now other organizations are realizing the potential of gathering, processing, and storing data. Other industries are using space as a resource, like utilizing rooftops of large malls and buildings to build […]
The future of farming is coming to the big city. Skyfarm, a hyperboloid tower that combines different farming techniques, from aquaponics to traditional soil based methods, in a bamboo structure that generates wind energy, won an award at the 2014 World Architecture Festival’s Future Projects Experimental category. The design was praised by the jury as a “thorough, […]
Is it possible to draw blood without causing pain? This problem has plagued the medical industry for decades. The old archaic needle is getting replaced by tiny vacuums and laser beams, but for women it could become much easier than that. In 2014, an engineer at Harvard named Ridhi Tariyal hit on a far simpler workaround. […]
Some of the world’s largest automakers are collaborating to make life-saving automatic emergency braking technology standard on all new passenger cars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety believes this move will reduce the number of rear-end collisions in the United States by 40 percent.
You’ve been waiting for your manager to define your career path. It’s time to reevaluate. The future belongs to the early adopters, the eager learners and the ones who are willing to take a chance on themselves. NOTE: For anyone wishing to own their own career in computer programming, check out the upcoming courses at […]
Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught with several years’ experience under his belt. Which one one gets the job?
A drone successfully delivered a package to a Nevada residential location. This was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery completed in the US.
Developing cheap energy storage is a critical step in moving to renewables and away from fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity: it’s the only way such intermittent sources can supply power to the grid when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining.
As spenders and savers, what does the future hold for us? Over the past 30 years, the way in which we bank and use money has changed drastically. While the pace of change has started to slow, there are still exciting times ahead.