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Google Open Sources TensorFlow

Posted By on November 12, 2015
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Google recently announced a new, open-source machine learning platform called TensorFlow, that will accelerate the pace at which neural networks will integrate into giant’s service portfolio, and potentially its business model. Google claims it can significantly improve both the speed and power of neural network development across a wide variety of platforms and applications by open sourcing the solution and

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The Future of Flying Robots

Posted By on November 12, 2015
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Vijay Kumar is an Indian roboticist and UPS foundation professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Mechanics with secondary appointments in computer and information science and electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and became the new Dean of Penn Engineering on July 1, 2015. Kumar is known for his research in

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Chris Dancy: Smartphone Loneliness and Existence as a Platform

Posted By on November 11, 2015
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Chris Dancy has been featured on the cover of Businessweek’s ‘Global Tech’, Fox News, NPR, BBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, Wired, TED and has a 2016 SHOWTIME special dedicated to his life as ‘The Most Connected Human on Earth.’ For 25 years, he has been serving in many leadership roles in technology and healthcare. He is currently

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The Future of Biohacking: Implanted LED Lights

Posted By on November 10, 2015
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The Future of Biohacking: Implanted LED Lights intruduces Gridhouse Wetware’s Northstar implant. We’re proud to formally introduce Northstar Version 1, a magnet activated, LED-equipped silicone device from Grindhouse Wetware, implanted in synchronous procedures at NRW Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The light-up implant – Northstar V1 – is about the size of a

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The Future of Living: American Nomads and Anarchy

Posted By on November 9, 2015
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Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view – a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream – to live

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500 Billion Internet of Things Devices by 2025

Posted By on November 6, 2015
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In 500 Billion Internet of Things Devices by 2025 we share a summary of a discussion at Fortune’s Global Forum about connected devices on Monday November 2nd, 2015. The Internet of things, in which anything from refrigerators to cars are connected online, is such an important development that companies failing to recognize it risk becoming irrelevant. That was

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Top-5 Futures for November 6th – Facebook’s Unbelievable AI

Posted By on November 6, 2015
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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 I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. Top-5 Futures for November 6th – Facebook’s Unbelievable AI talks

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Free Download: When I Grow Up I want to be a Futurist

Posted By on November 5, 2015
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Nikolas Badminton loves to think about the future. In 2014 people started calling him a futurist. This was probably because he had been talking about the strange future of sex, the Internet of Things in 2020, why software is sexier than advertising, creativity, the collaborative economy, the The Future of Work, industrial wearables, surveillance, psychedelics,

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Shakespeare on the Blockchain, by Juraj Salapa

Posted By on November 4, 2015
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Shakespeare on the Blockchain, by Juraj Salapa Thanks to the unicorns like AirBnB and Uber, business has become personal. Everyone can turn their car into a taxi, or their apartment into a hotel. Everyone’s a marketer of themselves. Peer-to-Peer economy is not a revolution of technology. It is much more a revolution in how much trust we

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The Future of Work: Less than 10% of People Have Jobs

Posted By on November 4, 2015
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This article features some thinking from Steve Jurvetson, a Managing Director of Venture Capital company Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Steve is a savvy VC and was the founding investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), Kana (KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led the firm’s investments in other companies which were then acquired for $12 billion in aggregate.

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