Category Archives: Innovation and Technology

Researchers create a light-based key distribution system for quantum encryption

Researchers at Duke University, OSU and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have solved one of the biggest problems with new forms of quantum encryption: quantum key distribution. QKD is the process of distributing keys during a transmission and in a way that will tell both sides of the conversation that someone is eavesdropping. The new system, which uses lasers to transmit multiple bits at once, can be used to connect and secure quantum computers in the future. Read more>>

 

Blockchain: Reshaping advertising, removing fraud, rebuilding trust

In part two of our four-part guest series from marketing veteran and blockchain expert Jeremy Epstein, we highlight four companies that are at the forefront of disrupting the $532 billion advertising industry. Awareness is critical and advertising is a necessary component to driving consideration. You also know that the current model does not optimize your effectiveness or your return on marketing investment. For every dollar you invest in advertising, you only get 44 cents of value. Read more>>

A decade of Amazon Kindle

The decade since the release of the first Kindle has been a turbulent one for publishing. Barnes & Noble — once a large enough threat to local bookstores that it served as the basis of a Meg Ryan rom-com — has shuttered locations at a steady clip. The big publishers have become increasingly consolidated. Amazon was already well on its road to dominance by the time the Kindle rolled around, but, the runaway success of the company’s e-reader has only served to cement the online retailer’s stranglehold on publishing. Read more>>

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>>