Tag: #future

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS COMING FOR OUR FACES

EVERY STRANGER’S FACE hides a secret, but the smiles in this crowd conceal a big one: These people do not exist. They were generated by machine learning algorithms, for the purposes of probing whether AI-made faces can pass as real. […]

Where tinned fish is hard currency

Behind prison bars, there’s a strange ecosystem among inmates that involves bartering household goods, drug deals, and surprising debt spirals that can be hard to escape. Author Carl Cattermole explains. It’s not hard to see […]

How long will it take to phase in driverless cars?

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson explains on The Vergecast Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stopped by The Vergecast to discuss the future of self-driving cars with Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins. They explore how the industry has evolved over […]

Pepsi is going to start putting its Aquafina water in aluminum cans

PepsiCo is planning to replace its plastic bottles of Aquafina with aluminum cans at locations around the U.S. The move is part of a broader initiative from the company to reduce its plastic use as a consumer backlash […]

How Technology Is Being Used To Reduce Racial Disparities In Healthcare

The inequalities in the healthcare industry are widely documented, with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reporting earlier this year, for example, that there are massive racial disparities in pregnancy-related deaths. There is a lack of diversity in the medical […]

7 Societal Changes That Invite New Venture Innovation

If every entrepreneur could predict the future, starting the right new business would be easy. Since my experience and interests have been primarily with technology, I’ve been watching those trends for a long time, and […]

Next Industry Ripe Change

“Disruption” is a word that gets overused. But let’s not lose sight of the fact that shaking up entrenched, complacent industries can do a world of good. Mobile banking in Africa has bypassed traditional banks […]

Is There a Fifth Dimension?

Imagine a world where you can only move forwards and backwards along a line. You’d see nothing but single points in front of you, and nothing but single points behind you—a one-dimensional world. Now expand […]

WILL SMARTER CARS MAKE US SAFER DRIVERS?

I don’t have a self-driving car or anything, but I like to follow what’s happening as the technology evolves. Obviously, it’s intriguing to think of a future where you sit in a car and do […]