AI to take to the skies …

With 10 million planes now in the sky, the aerospace industry is now considering how artificial intelligence can be use to tackle overcrowded skies, help pilots during difficult weather conditions and assist in the pilot shortage. Boeing has set up two new offshoots in order to investigate the AI possibilities further. Read more about it

Leak-detecting robotics could save up to 20% of clean water …

Each day around 20% of clean water produced in the world is lost due to leaky pipes which can lead to more serious, damaging problems. However a new robotic called Lighthouse (which has also just won the 2018 James Dyson award) can travel through pipes, detecting leaks via suction and recording the information which can

The AR weather report taking the world by storm …

The Weather Channel broadcasted a weather report this week about Hurricane Florence. To emphasize the dangers of the hurricane broadcast augmented reality effects were used, demonstrating how high the water could rise and what damages it could do. The weather report has been talked about all over social media and will hopefully encourage residents to

The rise of manless and cashless retail continues …

JD has launched an unmanned shop in Jakarta, Indonesia which integrates cutting edge technologies like RFID, facial recognition, and image recognition to provide the modern consumer with an efficient retail experience. After AmazonGo and Walmart approach unmanned shops, JD is accelerating the transformation in the retail category with the JD.ID X-Mart. It is powered by

You want whales? You get them!

Finally Magic Leap gives us the AR whale. Years ago, Magic Leap created a hype by showing off an image of an augmented reality whale splashing in a gym full of astonished pupils.   This early mockup made such an impression that build the foundation of a not seen before hype for a product which

What makes it memorable?

Mostafa “Neo” Mohsenvand, a graduate student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab, is trying to find out what makes memorable moments. He wears a fisheye lens on his chest and an EEG cap every day in order to gather as much information about himself and the world around him to monitor memorable

AR Navitainment …

Watch this fascinating video by Blippar showcasing how AR can deliver much more than just helping to find your way in larger spaces. It creates engaging experiences and can even help educating newbies.

Let out your inner Mozart – with AI …

Boost your musical ego with a new AI system, which can transform any tune, melody or bad singing into a new piece of music in different styles. A small group of researchers from Facebook created an ai that is able to listen to an audio file of a song and then mimic it with new

Ricardo Manuel dos Santos Miquelino: “Erfordern Voice-Assistenten eine neue Form des Marketings?” …

I had the pleasure to be the first guest on the new podcast by @Thomas-Kabke-Sommer, Crossplan Germany. We had an exiting conversation about the importance of #voice for #marketing and why people might use Alexa rather in the sleeping room than in the kitchen. It’s in German – happy to provide you with an English download

AI identifies in 20 secs a disease affecting 127 million people …

An autonomous-AI diagnostic system developed by IDx from Iowa USA, which is being implemented to help detect health issues such as diabetic retinopathy and cervical cancer, can make an initial diagnose without the need for an eye specialist. Technology like this will be crucial to rural communities who don’t have easy access to healthcare and

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