Category Archives: Innovation and Technology

the future, the reality Operating System, an enabled landscape

“What it will be, what it can be, I think it’s profound”, Tim Cook on Augmented Reality. What if the world’s knowledge was not a click away, but at a glance? What if technology enabled your narrative to intersect and interact with the land around you? And what if this was accessible not to a few, buy everyone? This type of ability is within reach and is what I call the enabled landscape. Read more>>

Robotics Is Here and Already It’s Changing Everything

Robotics Is Here and Already It's Changing EverythingRobotic process automation is becoming an integral part of how businesses operate, and these solutions are making employees both more efficient and effective. PwC estimates that companies can automate approximately 45 percent of workplace activities. However, robotics won’t just change operations — process automation will change everything from the boardroom to education. Read more>>

IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents

worlds-smallest-computer-64-motherboards-IBM-Research-ZurichThe miniaturization of electronics has been progressing steadily for decades, but IBM just took a major leap. The company has created what it’s calling the world’s smallest computer, and it’s the size of a grain of salt. The company sees the tiny computer becoming a crucial element of attempts to apply blockchain to supply chain management by collecting, processing, and communicating data on goods being shipped around the country. Read more>>

Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software

drones-future-flight-deck-modern-aircraft-pilots-workWould you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. But stories of pilot drunkenness, rants, fights and distraction, however rare, are reminders that pilots are only human. A new generation of software pilots will soon have logged more flying hours than all humans have—ever. Read more>>

New Bionic Arm Blurs Line Between Self and Machine for Wearers

At 29 years old, Canadian firefighter Rob Anderson lost his left arm and left leg to a harrowing helicopter crash into the side of a mountain. Although fitted with “top of the line” prosthetics for the last 10 years, he said, using them feels like “doing things with a long pair of pliers.” So when researchers at the University of Alberta offered him a place in a new prosthetics trial, he leaped at the chance. Read more>>

$10 million XPRIZE Aims for Robot Avatars That Let You See, Hear, and Feel by 2021

ANA-Avatar-XPRIZE-integration-exponential-technologiesEver wished you could be in two places at the same time? The XPRIZE Foundation wants to make that a reality with a $10 million competition to build robot avatars that can be controlled from at least 100 kilometers away. The competition was announced by XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis at the SXSW conference in Austin last week, with an ambitious timeline of awarding the grand prize by October 2021. Read more>>