From music and books to telephones and taxis, Silicon Valley companies have upended countless products and markets over the years.
It is hard not to be impressed — and perhaps a little alarmed — by the progression. In 1997, IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue beat the world’s greatest chess player, Garry Kasparov.
Traders, prepare to adapt. Wall Street is entering a new era.
Humans still make better surgeons than robots,, carrying out operations in a shorter time yet making no more mistakes, a new study suggests.
Healthcare in the U.S. is facing a lot of uncertainty due to changing policies and an aging demographic. People over the age of 65 will soon make up 55% of the nation’s population, causing a shortage of 40,800 to 100,000 physicians.
A humanoid robot took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative yesterday and had an amusing exchange with the host to the delight of hundreds of delegates.
Lately, my life has been completely packed with speeches, meetings, and in-depth, often lengthy, conversations. Plus ongoing research and writing, of course.
BACK IN YE olden times, beckoning a ride with a phone tap was for the 1-ish percent. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he launched his world-shaking app back in 2009 so he could look über-rich and powerful.
SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh.
THIS WEEK AT the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the IMx, its newest electric (and autonomous) concept—and baby, it sings. And by “sing,” we mean emit a noise like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments.
THE AMERICAN MILITARY is working to add a lot of tools to its arsenal. Drones. Lasers. Laser-shooting drones. Drone-killing lasers. But the researchers devising the future of warfare are doing some subtraction too.