Posts Tagged ‘artifical intelligence‘

Are women better off in the age of robots and automation?

The age of the robot worker will be worse for men, the jobs that are least vulnerable to automation tend to be held by women. Interesting insight in this The Atlantic article on the jobs that will disappear in the coming age of robots, in which

Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You

Must read article on MIT Technology Review on Yann LeCun’s quest to improve Deep Learning at Facebook. LeCun guesses that virtual helpers with a mastery of language unprecedented for software will be available in just two to five years. He expects that anyone who doubts deep

Interview and Podcast with Rudy De Waele on The Future of Work

These days, everyone’s talking about digital transformation. It seems that everything that can be digitised is being digitised – this affects the workplace too. But what are the main technical trends that really matter? And what have HR professionals and executives got to do with

Why The Internet of Things will drive a Knowledge Revolution

Great read by David Evans (previously Chief Futurist @ Cisco) on why the Internet of Things will drive a Knowledge Revolution. The types of things we are connecting are clearly changing rapidly – from homes to cars to livestock to wearables, and even to the pills that

NAO Robots shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle. Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute AI and Reasoning Lab in New York adapted the classic inductive reasoning puzzle known as The King’s Wise Men and posed the problem to a

IBM’s Watson can detect attitude in your writing

The latest tool in IBM’s cognitive computing platform can help you analyse the way your words come across to others. To read a message and to judge the tone conveyed in the message comes naturally to humans. But, at times, the tone may be overlooked,

Spotify using Deep Learning to Create the Ultimate Personalised Playlist

Spotify recently introduced Discover Weekly: the best-ever recommendations delivered to users as a weekly mixtape of fresh music. The streaming service will create weekly, personalized playlists based on people’s individual listening patterns. This is a major improvement in the recommendations offered to you by Spotify – something

Flickr is using Deep Learning to auto-tag images

Shortly after unveiling its updates to build bigger and faster neural nets, now Nvidia explains in a blog post how it helped Flickr build its “Magic View” auto-tagging feature that can sort through all of the 11 billion images on its servers.

The Futures Agency YouTube Channel

Check out our new The Futures Agency Channel on Youtube. A selection of the best videos and interviews of our speakers, including Gerd Leonhard, Rohit Talwar, Glen Hiemstra, Ross Dawson, Yuri Van Geest, Rudy De Waele, Simon Torrance and many more. The channel is updated regularly