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The super-intelligent South African isn't just one of the richest and most creative people on Earth; he's a forward-thinking futurist with a penchant for controversy.
By Nathan Chandler
Fake videos created by AI-assisted algorithms — deepfakes — are here and nearly impossible to detect, adding another layer to the misinformation wars.
By John Donovan Sep 5, 2018
LiDAR scanning technology reveals huge Mayan civilization lost beneath the jungles of Guatemala.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 13, 2018
Smartphones could become obsolete by 2020, replaced by a new generation of wearable communication devices that will change the way we interact with the world.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 15, 2017
Will automated journalism replace human reporting? Software robots are already collecting data and creating 'news' stories with a fill-in-the-blank algorithm.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 27, 2017
Kurzweil has a pretty good track record with predictions. What does he have slated for humanity besides the singularity and figuring out the entire human brain by 2099?
By Kate Kershner Mar 22, 2017
The new hair dye responds to temperature change, and it could have your hair going from scarlet red to pastel blond to raven black, and back again.
By Kate Kershner Feb 22, 2017
Expert tips to get techies ready for the rise of the robots.
By Chris Opfer Feb 22, 2017
"Brainprint" technology could replace fingerprint scans, and a Romanian scientist reportedly can judge whether you're in the right emotional state to be granted access.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 16, 2017
Harvard researchers announce turning hydrogen into a metal, a breakthrough that could lead to room-temperature superconductors and a revolutionary rocket propellant.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 7, 2017
From predictive couponing to groceries delivered by robots straight to the trunk of your self-driving car, 21st-century shopping could offer serious innovations.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 1, 2017
Take a holiday trip to Uncanny Valley! A computer brain was trained to compose a carol inspired by a picture of a Christmas tree — with horrible results.
By Christopher Hassiotis Dec 12, 2016
The cyborgs on 'Westworld' had us wondering, would you know if you were a robot?
By Dave Roos Nov 21, 2016
Exoskeletons, prosthetic limbs and mind-controlled computers took center stage in the first-of-its-kind competition in Zurich, Switzerland.
By Christopher Hassiotis Oct 11, 2016
And it's only $90,000.
By Kate Kershner Oct 4, 2016
Global Fishing Watch is a new online platform that allows anyone to track large fishing vessels via satellite technology. Would you use it?
By John Donovan Sep 20, 2016
And there already are some practical uses for this incredible technology.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Sep 13, 2016
South Korea's capital has seen smartphone-related traffic accidents triple since 2010, but city officials are fighting back against the smombies. Here's how.
By Christopher Hassiotis Sep 8, 2016
As cities develop, how can technology be used to accommodate growing populations?
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A new robot draws inspiration from the motion of snakes to get around using a pure wave motion.
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 3, 2016
Engineers have created the acoustic equivalent of Lego blocks.
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 20, 2016
New company turns collagen into leather hides, right in the lab.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 12, 2016
Wouldn't it be cool if a maglev elevator could move in any direction, instead of just up and down? A German company created a cable-free one called the MULTI that can.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 5, 2016
Infant fingerprints are tough to detect, but new technology can fix that. Here's why it's needed.
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