Category Archives: Innovation and Technology

Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

Computers have changed cars at least as much as they’ve changed our daily lives, but a new partnership between Google and Volkswagen could transform transportation further still: The two are collaborating on how to apply quantum computing to solving some fundamental car-related problems, including optimizing traffic flow, making machine learning more intelligent, and helping to crack the issue of building new battery technologies that can extend range and improve charging rates. Read more>>

What’s Behind the Hype About Artificial Intelligence?

picThere are multiple factors driving strong interest in AI recently. Apoorv Saxena, lead product manager at Google and co-founder of the AI Frontiers conference that will be held in Santa Clara, Calif., from November 3-5, speaks with Knowledge@Wharton about why interest in artificial intelligence is growing, what is likely to happen in the near future and which challenges will take longer to overcome. Read more>>

Venture Capitalists Are Betting on Robots Being Embedded In Your Body

Image result for Vijay PandeVijay Pande, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the future of AI and brain implants. Pande sits on the board of many startups including Apeel Sciences, Freenome, and Rigetti Computing. In an interview with Term Sheet, Pande discusses innovations in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and immunotherapy. We’re now seeing a big shift on quantum computing. The next steps are to figure out engineering advances. In other words, we’re asking questions about how we scale up chips, rather than how we build the fundamental devices themselves. Read more>>

Virgin adds its investment (and its brand name) to Hyperloop One transit venture

理查德·布兰森在Hyperloop One轨道British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested in the Hyperloop One rapid-transit venture, which will soon be rebranded as Virgin Hyperloop One, the company announced today. The arrangement was described as a global strategic partnership rather than an acquisition. The Hyperloop concept was laid out in 2013 by Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. The concept calls for the construction of low-pressure tube networks through which electric-powered pods could carry cargo and passengers at near-supersonic speeds. Theoretically, a Hyperloop trip from Seattle to Portland could take as little as 15 minutes. Read more>>

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

The setting is X, the so-called moonshot factory at Alphabet, the parent company of Google. And the scene is not the beginning of some elaborate joke. X is perhaps the only enterprise on the planet where regular investigation into the absurd is not just permitted but encouraged, and even required. Each X idea adheres to a simple three-part formula. First, it must address a huge problem; second, it must propose a radical solution; third, it must employ a relatively feasible technology. In other words, any idea can be a moonshot—unless it’s frivolous, small-bore, or impossible. Read more>>

The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising $100 million, $156 million, $185 million and even $232 million by selling tokens that will be used in the protocol that these companies have promised to build using this money. Against the money raised, the tokens they gave were created and sold on the Ethereum blockchain — meaning that all the trade that took place happened on the Ethereum blockchain and the tokens created are tracked on the Ethereum blockchain. But that is changing. Read more>>

THE DARK SIDE OF AI

A self-driving car was released onto the roads of New Jersey. This car , developed by Nvidia relied solely on the technology of Artificial intelligence for its operation. This event demonstrated the rising power of AI . While AI is becoming popular means for many of the present era problems , It can also be dangerous since the algorithms of this technology are so complicated that even the creators do not understand when it could go wrong. Read More>> 

WHAT YOUR MOONSHOT CAN LEARN FROM THE APOLLO PROGRAM

In January , Google had closed its project to cover the earth in wifi with the help of solar- powered drones. Although this project was a high cost and high risk venture the technology which is called “moonshot” is still innovative and can be pursued by other startups. One should learn from the Apollo Program on how to make such a project a success. Read More>>

SHAPING AN INNOVATIVE MINDSET

During the course of our career we make many mistakes such as letting our egos rule over us and not accept new ideas, not being able to predict the big picture of our future and becoming fearful of loosing our jobs. Marc Andreessen, in a talk with students at Stanford Graduate School of Business tells us about how we can overcome all of this to shape an innovative mindset to take on the challenges of the future. Read More>>