September 14, 2016: Read article in the New York Times. “On Wednesday, Uber rolled out a pilot program of its driverless cars to its most loyal customers in Pittsburgh, giving them the chance to hail an autonomous Uber for the first time. With the trial, a handful of test vehicles — Ford Fusions at first […]
September 19, 2016: Read article in ZDNet. A combination of video chat software and robotics is now allowing chronically ill children to be virtually present in classrooms, which could benefit both their academic and social development. However, engineers still have several kinks to work out in this technology, such as: connectivity issues, imperfect mobility, limited […]
September 20, 2016: Read article in Atlanta Agent Magazine. Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing nearly every industry, and real estate is no exception. One major use of AI for real estate in the future could be a deep learning search engine which would “incorporate a home shopper’s personality traits and preferences, pairing them with a home […]
September 21, 2016: Read article in the New York Times. “Here’s a question I’m hoping comes up at Monday’s presidential debate: Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, what would you do about self-driving trucks?…According to the boosters, autonomous trucks would avert lots of accidents, saving thousands of lives annually. They could reduce congestion and carbon emissions […]
July 26, 2016: Read article in Pew Research Fact Tank. A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center investigated Americans’ feelings towards bioenhancement technology. Most Americans expect many bioenhancements to be available within the next 50 years, although most also say they would be wary of trying these technologies for themselves, particularly more extreme […]
August 3, 2016: Read article in MIT Technology Review. John Rogers at the University of Illinois has created a stretchy patch of artificial skin which can monitor heart rate and UV exposure. This development represents an advancement in the medical trend of “wearables,” that is, health devices which one can wear.
August 9, 2015: Read article in The Japan Times. Faced with slumping domestic sales, Yamaha is researching the possibility of adding artificially intelligent safety mechanisms to its motorcycles.
August 10, 2016: Listen to podcast on PBS News Hour. New robotics technologies could one day enable devices like your smart phone to read your mood, giving us new levels of insight into human emotions.
January 4, 2016: Read article in IEEE Spectrum. General Motors has made a significant investment in a new partnership with Lyft intended to develop a network of on-demand autonomous vehicles without the need for human drivers. The benefits of driverless taxis could include a reduction in traffic, an increase in safety, and a reduction in greenhouse […]
February 2016: Watch video on Ted.com. Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, as scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us, we have the power to read this complex code, predicting things like height, eye color, age and […]