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January 4, 2017

Google Tilt Brush – Artist in Residence

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Google recently teamed up with various artists, painters, cartoonists, dancers, designers, and other creators for a unique Artist in Residence program. Each artist was given the chance to work with Tilt Brush – a new virtual reality tool that let’s you draw and create in 3D space.  The Google team worked closely with each artist to further develop the tool and ultimately better understand the potential of this new form of art creation.

Step into your imagination

December 16, 2016

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2016

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From advancements in AI to major medical breakthroughs Gizmodo recaps the most futuristic developments that became realities in 2016.

Welcome to the future.

December 14, 2016

The Great A.I. Awakening

Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 11.05.15 AM.pngHow Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself. 

You are what you have read.

December 6, 2016

How AI Will Create the Perfect Ad for Every Individual

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The advertising industry has made huge strides in targeting, but there's one more big step to take to make ads truly relevant: We need to adapt each creative message so it is interactive and personalized to every single individual. The key to achieving what may be the holy grail of advertising is a thriving branch of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. It uses algorithms to mimic neural networks' capabilities to recognize and act on abstract patterns.

Closer than you may think.

October 31, 2016

Why Google’s New Phone Will Soon Be Irrelevant

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Anyone who has tried the Pixel phone will notice how similar it feels to other top-of-the-line smartphones. Certainly newsworthy is the supercharging speed that allows users to gain seven hours’ worth of battery life after a mere 15-minute charge. Still, Pixel lacks other features, like waterproofing and stereo speakers, touted by Apple’s iPhone 7. In short, Google has yet to differentiate itself function by function based on hardware design. If history is a guide, however, all of these hardware furies will be short-lived. Like Intel, Google’s priority is only to advance the paradigm of consumer electronics to fully embrace AI at its very core. 

Pixel and Google Assistant.

October 26, 2016

Being Human in the Age of AI, Robotics & Big Data

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According to a recently published report by Forrester, six percent all US jobs will be replaced by automation over the next five years. Ten years from now, 16% of all jobs will be automated. Described as “a disruptive tidal wave,” the transformation will mostly impact transportation, logistics and customer service sectors. 

The bots are coming.

September 22, 2016

10 Trends That Will Define Our Way of Living for the Next 100 Years

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In the coming century we will accomplish more together as a people than the preceding million years put together, and chart out a new course for the human race. This future that we are imagining for ourselves is so different that it’s completely disconnected from our current way of life. These are the ten mega trends that will be shaping our world, and defining the new social normal. 

Imagination decides everything.

September 20, 2016

The Future of Sex, Dating, and Finding a Mate

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Sex is one of the most powerful, fundamental human drives. It's caused wars…built and destroyed kingdoms. It occupies a significant percentage of most people's thoughts. As such, it's worth a conversation about how exponential technologies will change our relationship with sex.

Oh my tech.

September 12, 2016

Facebook’s Humanless Sifting of Trending News Suggests Some AI Needs Supervision

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering marketing tools at various levels, with some products and many predictions emerging that forecast self-managed platforms. But Facebook’s removal last month of human editors from its Trending Topics team, and the resulting errors in judgment by its AI-powered algorithm, raise questions if AI can be left alone without human supervision. In particular, there may be some kinds of content and contexts where human sensibility is still required. 

AI shouldn't be left alone.

April 10, 2016

Facebook’s Imperial Ambitions

In a decade’s time computing seems likely to take the form of AR interfaces mediated by AI, using gestures and speech for inputs and the whole world as its display. Information will be painted onto the world around you, making possible new forms of communication, creativity and collaboration. The scale of Facebook’s ambition, and the rivalries it faces, reflect a consensus that these technologies will transform how people interact with each other, with data and with their surroundings.

 

Facebook, Google and Microsoft’s race to the future

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