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From Parrots to Personalities: Affective Computing Today.

The Human Side of Robots

By maize.

Processing the Process

Companies built upon the fear of failure are doomed to fail themselves, instead, companies must celebrate curiosity. Fortunately, the solution is clear, and in order to reframe themselves, they need only follow three simple steps: inspire, create and innovate.

The Playlist

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A smart list of startups, links, movies, books, art and wonders.

Editorial by Daniel Kellmereit

New Opportunities and Challenges

Data-intensive industries, like ones involving Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and Synthetic Biology, are all getting the spotlight in recent years for their game-changing impact on our lives. While these technologies have been evolving for decades, the rapid uptake and impact in recent years has left many industries lacking the ability to integrate and leverage data tools to stay relevant.

DISMANTLING LEGACY ARCHITECTURES

WHAT AUTOMAKERS NEED TO DO TO THRIVE IN THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

One of the main obstacles for industries adapting to change is often their own legacies. Why change what has worked so well in the past? The answer is that technological transitions always cause tectonic shifts in the context in which an industry finds itself. The automaker business is no different – how will it survive the coming earthquake?

By Alexander Renz

Long Story Short

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects computers and restricts their access to files, often threatening permanent data destruction unless a ransom is paid.

By maize.

The Virtual Man's Search for Meaning

HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN DISTORT AND PROVIDE MEANING IN TODAY'S WORLD

Dr. Lasry holds a PhD in Business and Marketing from the Recanati graduate school of business at Tel-Aviv University. Among over things, she is also an avid speaker and is currently a lecturer at both NYU and Tel-Aviv University, as well as strategic and personal advisor to VCs, entrepreneurs, investors and executives.

Podcast by Liraz Lasry

Reality+ information

A Journey to the Jarvis Era

At the beginning of Augmented Reality, points of discussion with clients centred on fascination but lacked understanding of what the technology could do for them. Without a goal, AR was a gimmick, a concept without a purpose. Nowadays it is different, and AR is surpassing the enabler stage and is becoming increasingly accepted as the expected by consumers – finding its way into every sector because of it.

By Dirk Schart

The path to Generalised AI

Multiple not multipurpose

There are some who say that worrying about AI is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars – irrelevant to the world today. They forget that every technology seems to develop incredibly slowly until doesn’t. AI is an inevitably, and at some point, we will produce human-like AIs even if progression and growth are slowed down to a fraction of what they are today. Even if we do not reach the popularized humanoid robot, AI is still set to disrupt our societies in every way imaginable.

By Barak Berkovitz

A third way

The dangers of a "Winner Take All" economy

As with any other economic system, capitalism is capable of creating market failures. With no defined rules, crooked politicians and businessmen can often lead to companies that by definition are very similar to large-scale criminal organizations. This is one of the worst examples, but it is a very human-centric one. In the future the greatest potential to generate even bigger market failures will come from technology.

By Eytan Avriel

Online Takeoff

Rising Billions

As with any industry, our understanding of finance and aid need to be brought into the 21st century. The “Our culture's idea of what's good for you will be good for you” model has undoubtedly helped millions around the globe – but it is littered with problems. The main being that due to rising populations and the length of time that it takes to solve issues means significant costs, and before you know it, aid becomes a money raising project.

By Dave Erickson