All Articles Of Nikolas Badminton

Strange Beasts’ Strange Augmented Reality Vision

Posted By on April 12, 2017
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Strange Beasts is a quirky sci-fi short about augmented reality. In the film, “Strange Beasts” is an augmented reality game and it allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go? Written, directed and produced by Magali Barbé. Co-produced by: Red Knuckles, Peanut. imdb.com/title/tt5638002/ If you’re curious about the

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Robot Love in Japan

Posted By on April 12, 2017
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In Japan, robots are used for companionship, household tasks, sex. But can they be the remedy for something deeper and more human: loneliness? While Western cultures may struggle to think of machines as having human qualities, Japan’s relationships with inanimate objects is quite different. Kaname Hayashi, founder of Groove X, the company that built Pepper,

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Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Bob Ross and LSD

Posted By on April 12, 2017
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Each week on a Wednesday Nikolas Badminton, Futurist highlights the top stories from the past week relating to the incredible rise of artificial intelligence and its application in society, the workplace, in cities, and in our lives. In Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Bob Ross and LSD we look at AI watching Bob Ross on simulated acid (watch it,

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Vancouver Futurists: The Future of Health

Posted By on April 10, 2017
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On March 23rd, 2017, Nikolas Badminton hosted the Meetup group Canada Futurists: Vancouver met to discuss the Future of Health. Here are some links from this great meetup – thanks for coming. “The First Human on Earth to Live to Be 1,000 Years Old is Alive Today” Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging SAN

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Toronto Futurists: The Future of Democracy

Posted By on April 10, 2017
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On April 6th, 2017, Nikolas Badminton hosted the Meetup group Canada Futurists: Toronto met to discuss the Future of Democracy. Here are some links from this great meetup – thanks for coming. Who will win the French presidential election? A punter’s guide to the upset to come Liquid Democracy: Delegative Democracy Screaming Lord Sutch Seasteading

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Preparing Our Economy for the Impact of Automation and AI

Posted By on April 10, 2017
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Professor Robert Reich comes to Google to discuss the impact of automation & artificial intelligence on our economy. He also provides a recommendation on how we can ensure future technologies benefit the entire economy, not just those at the top. Robert Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley

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Future Trends – Robots Need Humans

Posted By on April 7, 2017
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends – Robots Need Humans we look at

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Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Human Job Quotas

Posted By on April 5, 2017
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Each week on a Wednesday Nikolas Badminton, Futurist highlights the top stories from the past week relating to the incredible rise of artificial intelligence and its application in society, the workplace, in cities, and in our lives. In Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Human Job Quotas we look at legislating for quotas of human workers, battling Wiki Bots,

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Nikolas Badminton’s Keynote on The Future of Agriculture

Posted By on April 3, 2017
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Nikolas Badminton joined AdFarm, RealAgriculture and Dow AgroSciences on a four date tour across Canada to talk about exponential technologies and The Future of Agriculture. This event attracted more than 1,200 farmers across four stops (and 1800kms driven) in Western Canada, and empowers them to think differently about their farm business and increase efficiency. See Nikolas

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