It’s a year of promise and opportunity for nonprofits around the globe. Chock-full of new technology and exciting advancements, I am excited to see the ways in which emerging technologies start to find themselves in the social good space. Here are a few trends to watch for as the year progresses. 1. Virtual and Augmented […]
Humans, like computers, are both hardware and software. Human hardware consists of cells, bones, blood, all the physical stuff that comprises our bodies and their many systems. Human software is psychology, mood – the world of our mind and emotions, as opposed to simply our brains. In terms of technology, humans-as-hardware solutions include advances in […]
As Mark Hamill humorously shared the behind-the-scenes of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with a packed SXSW audience, two floors below on the exhibit floor Universal Robots recreated General Grievous’ famed light saber battles. The battling machines were steps away from a twelve foot dancing Kuka robot and an automated coffee dispensary. Somehow the famed interactive festival known for its late […]
This is one of the most exciting times to be part of marketing. New technologies are changing how we approach our target audiences and existing customers. While challenging to a certain extent in terms of understanding what this technology is capable of doing for our marketing objectives (with many technologies still evolving), there are many […]
Dor Abuhasira, expert in security drone development and the CEO & cofounder of Percepto, discusses how autonomous drones are saving lives, money and more.
Pardon the departure from robotics, but I feel it necessary to raise awareness of a very human problem. For the past decade, I have heard paranoid pundits demure the advances of automation with dystopian fears of killing machines. Yet, those same so-called spokespersons for humanity do nothing about a very low-tech problem – guns. Now, Washington, […]
A third of the world’s population lives in countries where there are water shortages. In the US, 1 TRILLION, yes that’s TRILLION, gallons of water are wasted a year due to leaks. While we may be mindful of turning off the faucet while we brush and doing a load a full load of laundry, we […]
Last Tuesday, I chaired a UJA Tech Talk on “The Future Of Autonomous Cars” with former General Motors Vice-Chairman, Steve Girsky. The auto executive enthusiastically shared his vision for the next 15-25 years of driving – a congestion-free world of automated wheeled capsules zipping commuters to and from work. Girsky stated that presently, the connected cars with […]
Recent news that Facebook has hired IBM Watson developer Jérôme Pesenti to head up its Artificial Intelligence department, has sparked debate in corporate boardrooms nationwide as to when’s the appropriate time to onboard an Artificial Intelligence (AI) officer. The thinking goes, every major corporation needs a C-level officer to develop and implement an AI strategy […]
Instagram made a lot of changes in 2017, from Stories enhancements to follow-able hashtags. But no update was more widely talked about, especially in the blogosphere, than the algorithm modifications, when Instagram fully transitioned from a time-based feed to one that is more Facebook-like, predicting what will be most interesting to users. And this will […]
A look at the implications of technology on human behavior.