Excerpt via FastCompany Austin, Tx.-based Briggo is expanding its robot-staffed “Coffee Haus” to San Francisco’s busy airport. Briggo’s founders say they’ve created a tech-centric coffee ecosystem, complete with Latin American backstory, that hits Millennial touchstones including customization and app availability. Briggo recently was listed among Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative companies in the world for crafting […]
Christopher Wylie, who helped found the voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica, said that clothing preferences had been key to helping Steve Bannon build his insurgency. Today at a conference in Britain organized by the fashion industry website The Business of Fashion, Mr. Wylie explained that clothing preferences were a key metric for Cambridge Analytica, whose business was […]
Something strange, scary and sublime is happening to cameras, and its going to complicate everything you knew about pictures. Cameras are getting brains.
@lilmiquela wears Chanel, Prada and Supreme, works with fashion magazines and advocates for social change. Does it matter that she is a virtual avatar?
Excerpt via CNET Wall-sized TVs. Connected everything. Smart mirrors. Autonomous electric vehicles. The world’s thinnest laptop. Here are the Top 5 Trends that mattered at CES 2018: 1. Smart home rising: More assistants and ‘AI’ everywhere CES 2017 was all about the rise of Alexa. This year Google came ready to fight back: Its Google […]
New software uses bits and pieces from actual celebrities to create new synthetic ones. Looks like AI will take celebrities’ jobs, too.
What is AI? Not even the experts agree on the answer — Quartz WRITTEN BY John Pavlus September 06, 2017 You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is […]
Researchers and businesspeople are constantly guessing how many jobs robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will destroy. The results from a recently released survey by Masayuki Morikawa at Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry suggest that how concerned workers are about automation depends highly on their age and educational background. For the survey, conducted […]
Although Google Home has only been out for a few months, plenty of popular apps and services have added support for the connected speaker. Wondering which services have Google Home support?
Snapchat says it has big plans for its buzzy “Spectacles” camera-glasses.
From folding drones to smart showers, the internet of things is weird and wonderful. At this years Consumer Electronics Show, the falling cost of sensors and connectivity means that the internet of things is finally a reality. Here are the hits and misses of CES 2017, from the Financial Times: Hits Folding selfie drone © […]
When robots inevitably take over our planet, as the dystopian vision of science fiction writers foretells, well lose our jobs, our freedom, our humanity. Theyre already making it in a commercial kitchen in the heart of Silicon Valley: Two robots named Pepe and Giorgio squirt sauce on dough, and another robot, Marta, spreads it. A […]
Much like “the cloud,” “big data,” and “machine learning” before it, the term “artificial intelligence” has been hijacked by marketers and advertising copywriters.
FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF ESPIONAGE AND EFFECTIVELY EXILED IN RUSSIA, EDWARD SNOWDEN IS ALSO, STRANGELY, FREE.
Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2, 600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by 2020. For designers, that represents a major business opportunity. But AI is also a challenge requiring every strength and skill they’ve learned […]
A new approach for real-time facial reenactment animates the facial expressions of a target video by a source actor and re-renders the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion.