Skynet is that you? AI, robots all over 2016

The AI and robots scene is buzzing with activity. On the intellectual battlefields around Silicon Valley a war is going on for raw artificial intelligence talent, robot specialties and deep learning knowledge. Headhunters are trying to snipe the best talent. Astronomical pay-packages are offered to lure brains away from the competition. Acquisitions a go go …

Yes, your robot dreams. And so should you.

We all dream. Luckily, we do not always know what other people dream, and our box of dreams is conveniently closed to the peeping of the people around us. Frankly, neuroscience discovered that our dreams are pretty much a dark and doom affair anyway. But DeepMind, Google’s powerfull AI (artificial Intelligence) dreams… and wakes up …

A hot Austin night with Ava (25)

“Have you ever been in Love?” A lot of travelers to SxSW fell like a stone for the charms of Ava, a 25 year old smoking hot (pardon my French) brunette on Tinder. Ava is a smart, funny, open and very available woman. Many far-from-home male travelers fell for the obvious charms and open advances …

Ray Kurzweil: The Enhanced Human Social Being.

I am a big fan of Ray Kurzweil. The celebrated tech thinker, and founder of the Singularity University fascinates me now for years with his projections-extraordinaire on a society where humans and machines become more and more interdependent, interconnected… and eventually quietly merge. Computers and AI units that play chess, write poetry… they are here, …

What if you could record your life?

In the dark ages, I studied educational sciences and agogics, the science of social interaction. How people learn, how group dynamics influence behavior and how individuals interact with their environment has intrigued me ever since. I was baffled to hear Deb Roy speak @ #LeWeb11. When his little baby boy was born, Roy and his …

(e)-thics are tech platform agnostic

I got a lot of reactions on my blogpost Connected Brains, artificial intelligence… and you. Predictably, most people had questions on ethics. Will all kinds of bad people not take advantage of this human-enhancing technology? Should we not stop inventing and evolving, before the bad guys take over the show? Or… worse… the intelligent machines …

Connected Brains, artificial intelligence… and you

We’re getting connected, anywhere, anytime. For some this is a scary thought, for some everyday reality. As miniaturization enables computing and transmitting devices to get smaller and smaller, we can make more little things smarter. Wireless connectivity, Bluetooth Low Energy technology, NFC, and high performance location are being built in a plethora of devices. Even …