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The 10 most intriguing inventions of 2018

December 31st, 2018 at 4:28 am » Comments Off

From programmable pills to power-generating boots, here are some of the most unusual technological innovations we covered this year. We are all about emerging technologies here at Tech Review—including those that might never make it past the “emerging” stage. Here are some of the more recondite inventions we have covered this year, many of them […]



Deloitte’s 9 tech predictions for 2019

December 20th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Everybody makes a list of 2019 predictions, but the folks at Deloitte have numbers behind theirs. As one of the world’s biggest accounting and financial services firms, Deloitte is able to confidently predict that, for example, the smart speaker market will generate $7 billion in revenues in 2019. Below is Deloitte’s 18th annual list of […]



Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

December 17th, 2018 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining. From switchboard operator to film projectionist, three industrial revolutions down and we’ve already seen many jobs wiped from the face of the Earth. Emerging technology is rapidly dispensing P45s, pink slips or termination letters to the next round of workers. […]



Get ready. 2019 predictions about Artificial Intelligence that will make your head spin

December 16th, 2018 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

  Instead of breaking systems with ransomware, adversaries will leverage new tools to conduct harmful assaults on targeted subjects and organizations. A staff member stands near a computer as it participates in the CHAIN Cup at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. A computer running artificial intelligence software defeated two teams of human doctors […]



This is what the world might look like in 100 years

December 10th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Samsung commissioned these predictions in the SmartThings Future Livings Report. Via Futurism  



IBM Predictions: Life in 2022

December 9th, 2018 at 3:56 am » Comments Off

Here are a few of IBM’s predictions about what life will look like in 2022.



The future of cities

November 15th, 2018 at 2:25 am » Comments Off

Cities may occupy just 2 per cent of the earth’s land surface, but they are home to more than half of the world’s population and generate 80 per cent of all economic output. And their dominance is growing: by 2045, an extra 2 billion people will live in urban areas. At Pictet, we think it […]



These are the skills that your kids will need for the future (Hint: It’s not coding)

October 22nd, 2018 at 7:09 am » Comments Off

The jobs of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines, and value will shift from cognitive to social skills. An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do multiplication and […]



When will we have Artificial Intelligence as smart as a human? Here’s what experts think

September 30th, 2018 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Robots in the movies can think creatively, continue learning over time, and maybe even pass for conscious. Why don’t we have that yet? “Star Wars,” “Her,” and “iRobot.” What do all these movies have in common? The artificial intelligence (AI) depicted in there is crazy-sophisticated. These robots can think creatively, continue learning over time, and […]



8 predictions for the near-future of artificial intelligence

September 28th, 2018 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

An artificial Intelligence project utilizing a humanoid robot from French company Aldebaran and reprogramed for their specific campus makes its debut as an assistant for students attending Palomar College in San Marcos, California, U.S. October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake No one disputes the potential impact AI will have across a wide range of business sectors. […]



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