Living in the Robotic Jungle - Progress in Home Robotics with Dr. Daniel Polani

Living in the Robotic Jungle – Progress in Home Robotics with Dr. Daniel Polani

The Jetsons cartoon show of the 1960's portrayed a "futuristic" household that admittedly seems humorous to us today. An all-capable robotic maid, moving sidewalks and jet packs might have seemed realistic then, but didn't end up being the picture that seems to have taken shape.

EntrepreNerdShip - Practical Advice for the Academic-Turned-Entrepreneur - with BETA Robots founder Andreu Corominas Murta

“EntrepreNerdShip” – Practical Advice for the Academic-Turned-Entrepreneur – with BETA Robots founder Andreu Corominas Murta

Some entrepreneurs hop into the game without an academic pedigree, and some hit the books before they hit the street with a product or service. In fields like robotics, biotech, and artificial intelligence, the latter is usually the case, as the specialized knowledge required to form a company is pretty slim outside of an institution.

Kids These Days Need "Ethical Hacking" - Interview with Iris Learnings Founder Shruti Malik

Kids These Days Need “Ethical Hacking” – Interview with Iris Learnings Founder Shruti Malik

I can't write code to save my life, so taking apart an iPhone is out of the question. My academic experience consisted of "keyboarding" class in high school, and everything after that was scrambling to build businesses and websites from scratch.

Interview with SciFutures CEO Ari Popper

Interview with SciFutures CEO Ari Popper

On the surface, it might be easy to make the argument that the farthest thing from business operations is science fiction. Star Trek and IPOs aren't known for having any kind of direct correlation, and unless you're making futuristic video games, there doesn't seem to be any explicit reason to study Ray Bradbury or Isaac Assimov.

Commercial AGI is a Catch 22? Interview with Adaptive AI CEO Peter Voss

Commercial AGI is a Catch 22? Interview with Adaptive AI CEO Peter Voss

Peter Voss was blessed with a ten-year sabbatical. Not from academia, but from business.

After listing his first commercial software company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (he lived in South Africa at the time), Peter sold it, and the next ten years were dedicated to learning about... learning.

The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Technology with SparkBeyond CEO Sagie Davidovich

Sagie Davidovich – SparkBeyond CEO – The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Technology

I've been fortunate as of late to communicate with many young and budding emerging tech entrepreneurs in the past month (despite everything else going on here), and Sagie Davidovich is certainly counted among them. Still a young man, Sagie is founder and CTO of multiple companies (most recently in the domain of the "semantic web"), he's now founder and CEO of SparkBeyond, a company aiming to revolutionize software and it's adaptability.

Transparency vs. Privacy - a Conversation with Dr. Ashraf Aboshosha

Transparency vs. Privacy – a Conversation with Dr. Ashraf Aboshosha

In the 21st century, our privacy doesn't have much to do with our "paper trail," but instead involves our "digital trail." From cell phone GPS to email to Google Glass, secrets are harder to keep than ever - and private is beginning to lose it's "private-ness." Dr. Ashraf Aboshosha, Editor-in-Chief at of the International Congress for Global Science and Technology (ICGST), believes that this transition to transparency may be necessary in order for us to create a better world.

Facebook's New "Deep Learning" A.I. Team Established

Facebook’s New “Deep Learning” A.I. Team Established

It's been announced that Facebook has a new, 8-man "AI Team" working away at specific issues and opportunities for what's being called "deep learning." In the MIT Technology Review, Facebook's CTO Mike Schroepfer is quoted:

Brain to Brain Communication at the University of Washington

Brain to Brain Communication at the University of Washington

There's no cheer like the cheer of a successful research team going where no man has gone before. On August 12th, 2013, researchers in the computer science lab were understandably excited when they successfully transferred the thoughts of one researcher into the body of another researcher, in another building.

Soylent and How Ideals Drive the Future

Soylent and How Ideals Drive the Future

Okay, I give.

Soylent has made it's way onto 3/4 of the blogs that I read, and I made a "note to self" to make sure I wrote about it this week.