NeXThing #009

NeXThing #009

by The Future Of - Foresight Made Accessible

Your Ideal Therapist Might Not Be Human
One of our editors spent a month working through her feelings with a robot. Read

L’Oréal debuts wearable that can measure skin pH levels
According to some dermatologists, high acidity is a good thing when it comes to your skin — it forms what’s called an “acid mantle” that can ward off harmful bacteria and fungi. The trouble is, short of saliva strips and liquid-based pH meters, there’s no easy way to estimate your epidermal pH. Read

These 27 Expert Predictions About Artificial Intelligence Will Both Disturb and Excite You
If you've been keeping up with the news on artificial intelligence, you're well aware that we can expect the nascent category of technologies to revolutionize our entire society. Unless, of course, it ends up annihilating us instead, as some like Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking have warned. Read

Top 10 Technology Trends in 2019 Predicted By Alibaba DAMO Academy
Machine intelligence has already been generating great impacts on our life while we are still used to the era shaped largely by information revolution and mobile internet. Advanced technologies, functioning like “magics”, are developed based on rules and trends spotted by human beings. Today, Alibaba DAMO Academy published The Top 10 Technology Trends in 2019. We hope that by grasping the pace of revolution of technologies, we can make better use of these “magics” and be in charge of our own future. Read

Frog Tech Trends 2019
After 50 years of designing new possible futures, frog continues to look ahead at how today’s emerging technologies will affect our lives tomorrow. Collected from frogs across our 22 studios and satellites world-wide, here are 10 trends we believe will have real impact on business, culture and consumers this year. Read

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Blockchain, quantum computing, augmented analytics and artificial intelligence will drive disruption and new business models. Although science fiction may depict AI robots as the bad guys, some tech giants now employ them for security. Companies like Microsoft and Uber use Knightscope K5 robots to patrol parking lots and large outdoor areas to predict and prevent crime. The robots can read license plates, report suspicious activity and much more. Read

Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI dangers to watch out for in 2019
Once it was fashionable to fret about the prospect of super-intelligent machines taking over the world. The past year showed that AI may cause all sorts of hazards long before that happens. Read

Tech CEO: Artificial Intelligence Toilets Will Soon Scan Your Poop to Diagnose Illness
Despite the frightening implications, most people aren't surprised anymore when it's announced that China has a new virtual news anchor powered by AI, or that companies are programming artificial intelligence to recognize when people are lying at airports. We've pretty much resigned ourselves that a dystopian future is on its way, but at least we'll have extremely smart toilets, according to Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. In fact, he says we may be able to phase out regular doctor visits in favor of an artificially intelligent commode that analyzes our urine and stool. Read

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