A celebration of technology. A quick overview of great ideas in robotics, AI, virtual reality and other fields that are shaping our world and changing the way we live.

February 27, 2019

THE WORLD’S FIRST REGULAR MEDICAL DELIVERY DRONE SYSTEM IS IN RWANDA

Zipline is a California-based startup that runs a drone delivery service that provides blood and drugs to remote medical centers in Rwanda. Its fixed-wing drones can […]
December 22, 2018

USING LIVE DATA AND TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE NUMBER OF LANDINGS AT AIRPORTS

Time Based Separation (TBS) is a new operating procedure for airports developed by UK’s NATS (National Air Traffic Services) and Leidos (an American defense, aviation and […]
December 19, 2018

VERA, AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ROBOT CAN HIRE HUMANS 10 TIMES FASTER THAN HUMANS

(Image showing avatar for artificial intelligence, created by Auckland-based company Soul Machines) Robot Vera is an AI-based software technology developed by St. Petersburg-based Russian startup Stafory. […]
November 17, 2018

HOW UBER EATS REINVENTS THE RESTAURANT AND FOOD DELIVERY BUSINESSES AT THE SAME TIME

Uber Eats has created a new business model in much the same way that Uber created a transportation network service. In Uber Eats, users order their […]
August 31, 2018

THE AUTOMATED MATRIX

Ocado is the world’s largest online grocery retailer, with more than 580,000 active customers and more than £1 billion in sales annually. Because the British company […]
August 16, 2018

ALGORITHMS HELPING PREVENT CRIME IN CHICAGO

(Photo: Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP) Amazon manages stock in its massive warehouses using algorithms. Chances are a book you are going to end up […]
August 6, 2018

GOOGLE’S EPIC ONE WORLD, ONE FONT PROJECT

When a company like Google decides to do something -anything at all- it’s bold, it’s big and it’s ambitious. There are no small projects at Google. […]
August 6, 2018

WHEN BIG DATA IS SO BIG THAT IT HAS TO BE MOVED AROUND BY TRUCK

An exabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. That’s a lot. It is estimated that all the words ever spoken by human beings would only occupy 5 exabytes. It […]
July 15, 2018

A NEW REVOLUTION IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR: MAKING MONEY FROM YOUR OWN ALGORITHMS

In a fintech (financial technology) conference I attended some months ago there were few bankers. There was at least one, but he wasn’t a speaker. He […]

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