Bridging the gap: How the world is becoming a better place

Ready for some more data-driven optimism?   Today, I’ll be sharing charts showing how the world is improving across several dimensions, including rising worldwide democracy and freedom, higher levels of literacy, and even falling homicide rates.   Again, it’s essential … Continued

IBM unveils an analog AI chip that works like a human brain

The chip’s components work in a way similar to synapses in human brains. Tech corporation IBM has unveiled a new “prototype” of an analog AI chip that works like a human brain and performs complex computations in various deep neural … Continued

Computer chip with built-in human brain tissue gets military funding

Last year, Monash University scientists created the “DishBrain” – a semi-biological computer chip with some 800,000 human and mouse brain cells lab-grown into its electrodes. Demonstrating something like sentience, it learned to play Pong within five minutes. The micro-electrode array at the heart of … Continued

How Gen Z Fixes The Future

Despite the brutal world around them, Gen Z has the unique potential to shape the future’s narrative through superior diversity, curiosity and data literacy. THERE HAS NEVER been a period in the history of humanity where a person’s expectations of the … Continued

Humans will achieve immortality in 7 years, says futurist

Ray Kurzweil is famous for making predictions that have actually become true. There’s no denying that we live in an era of rapid technological changes. New inventions are taking place in AI, machine learning, and nanotechnology. Over the last decade … Continued

Inside the Global Race to Turn Water Into Fuel

Hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested in a high-tech gamble to make hydrogen clean, cheap and widely available. In Australia’s Outback, that starts with 10 million new solar panels. For eons this has been a quiet, unremarkable place. … Continued

Food Trends 2023: The Future of Food and Eating

Over the past ten years, food trends have become the basic tool for many actors in the food industry: in executive offices as well as in departments of product development and innovation, in international corporations, SMEs and start-ups, in the gastronomy … Continued