Archive for September, 2015

Sustainability, the Soul of Technology – Keynote (video) by Rudy de Waele

Here’s the video presentation of The Futures Agency partner, Rudy de Waele on “Sustainability, the Soul of Technology”, a presentation done at the Technology Ventures Conference in Cambridge, UK. Below is the Slideshare presentation  of this keynote. Sustainability, the Soul of Technology from Rudy De Waele Sustainability

The WTF Economy

Tim O’Reilly started a new curated series, called the WTF Economy in a shoutout to the online community, questioning the future when more and more work can be done by intelligent machines instead of people: “Over the past few decades, the digital revolution has transformed the world of media,

Could algorithms help create better venture capitalists?

How can VCs better predict when innovations will survive or fail, both for startups and when corporations launch new products or do acquisitions? That is the problem William Hambrecht, a legendary venture capitalist who made early investments in Apple, Genentech, and Google, is trying to solve with

Ross: your super intelligent attorney

Built on top of Watson, IBM’s cognitive computer, ROSS is a digital legal expert that helps you power through your legal research. ROSS is an artificially intelligent attorney to help you power through legal research. ROSS improves upon existing alternatives by actually understanding your questions in natural sentences like

The trouble with teaching computers to think for themselves

Must read post by David Berreby on why artificial intelligence is already weirdly inhuman. Artificial intelligence has been conquering hard problems at a relentless pace lately. In the past few years, an especially effective kind of artificial intelligence known as a neural network has equaled or

How to turn the future green, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates plans to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments he is already making, but he’s doing it because he believes that the next half-decade will bring many breakthroughs that will help

The case of WeChat and mobile in China

Must read article by by Connie Chan from Andreessen Horowitz on WeChat –  the largest standalone messaging app by monthly active users. While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look at it.

Baidu reveals its AI for health

AskADoctor in English, is one of the earliest AI apps to emerge from Baidu’s deep-learning division since it hired Andrew Ng, a renowned data scientist and former marquee researcher at Google. And it’s an example of the unique tech interface the company can produce given its privileged

Why there aren’t yet nanobot doctors

Nanobots is one of those “must know” hype words if you’re following technology evolution in the health sector. Scientists have long said that tiny robots would soon be able to conduct surgery and deliver drugs deep inside the body. In this article in The Atlantic, you can