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It's Time For Digital Fabrication

The Factory Around the Corner

Imagine a world where centralized manufacturing plants have been replaced by decentralized factories with 3D printers: with a simple click, your product could be instantly distributed worldwide… The technology is ready: are you?

By Lin Kayser

The Playlist

Nicklas Bergman / Navigating the TechStorm

A smart list of startups, links, books, technologies, and ideas.

Editorial by Nicklas Bergman

Long Story Short

What is Smart Dust?

Smart Dust is a system of many tiny microelectromechanical systems such as sensors, robots, or other devices, that can detect light, temperature, vibration, magnetism, chemicals and other stimuli.

By maize.

Exploring the Unexplored

Digital Ethics To Shape Post AI Societies

Digital technologies have created a wave of transformation that has been over half a century in the making. This incredible shift has brought about new ethical problems and exacerbated existing ones. If we are to continue to capitalize on the wonders of technology and not be consumed by it, we must have a serious conversation about the crucial role of digital ethics in our future.

By Mariarosaria Taddeo

Finding the Human Factor in R+

All That Glitters is Not Gold

R+ (Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality) has increasingly become something of a fascination for companies today. Businesses are seeing this technology as a window into other worlds, the beginning of the future and their answer to innovation. However, its trending status, a culmination of a number of factors, has to be grounded in a better understanding of user-centricity and humanity, else businesses run the risk of getting it very wrong. Fortunately, there are many different avenues companies can take to ensure that they get it very right.

By Guido Polcan

Transforming Human-Computer Interaction

Let’s Talk NLP

Imagine going in front of a printer, and, instead of clicking buttons, starting a conversation: “Hey, could you make a copy of this document?”. “Sure”, it replies. “No, I think a bit smaller should do it, maybe half an A4 page”. This isn’t impossible: thanks to Conversational Design, this is how we’ll interact with devices in the Internet of Things era.

By Hector Ouilhet

The Long Read

What do Walmart, Amadeus and the NYT Have in Common?

Disruption, a word on the verge of becoming as overused as digitization. We have come to a point where it is almost impossible for any business person to have a debate without these words entering the conversation.

By Belén Romana & Maria Eugenia Girón Dávila

maize.LIVE

12 Takeaways from maize.LIVE: Future Companies & Innovative Organizations

The second in our maize.LIVE series looks at what lies ahead in the world of future companies and innovative organizations.

By maize.

An Interview with Marcio Barradas

Dinner is Printed

We spoke to Marcio Barradas, CEO and Founder of Moodbytes, a company focused on the application of the latest technologies in the food sector and how 3D printing is changing the game.

By Marcio Barradas

A Toolbox For The Times

This Must Be The Place

“How will our homes look and how will new technologies impact them?”, is a question that is often asked about the future. It’s a question which highlights how improperly we use the term “technology” rather than term “tool”. By talking about technology, one may be referring to both a main area of research or to a device. AI or R+ (VR/AR/MR) can be both domains and tools for example.

By Elena Malakhatka