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$10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE announced at SXSW

At the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas on Monday, Diamandis and his organization announced a new $10 million competition to develop “real-life avatars” to enable humans “to remotely see, hear, and interact with physical environments and other people.”

Future of Retail

Exponential technologies (AI, VR, 3D printing, and networks) are radically reshaping traditional retail.

Abundance Insider: December 15, 2017 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: AI masters chess, addiction-fighting smart pills, and data on the $7 trillion autonomous car industry.

Abundance Insider: December 8, 2017 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: Nanomaterial quantum encryption systems, 3D printing with bacterial ink, and Google’s AI creates its own “child.”

AI, Quantum & Entrepreneurship in China

Last week, Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet, predicted that China will “rapidly overtake the U.S. in artificial intelligence… in as little as five years."

Abundance Insider: September 1, 2017 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: AI fashion designers, crowdsourced eclipse movies, and DeepMind's latest open-source AI release for StarCraft II.

A Bridge to Abundance

When looking at the most pressing issue humanity will face in the next 100 years, I do not believe it will stem from those typically highlighted by the media: a scarcity of water, energy, or other resources.

Abundance Insider: July 21, 2017 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: Self-healing objects, language invented by artificial intelligence, and robots learning to interpret vague human commands.

Abundance Insider: July 14, 2017 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: Deceit-detecting AI, Facebook's new "village," and a world first in teleportation.

First Jobs To Go

There’s little question in my mind that advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will significantly displace humans in the workplace. We’re not talking about every job, but most of today’s jobs (as currently configured) will eventually be performed by AI and robots or in partnership with AI and robots.

 

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