Those concerned about the future of humanity often point to renewable energy or space exploration as areas of endeavor that will become increasingly important. The advances that are likely to come from artificial intelligence (AI), however, could help us achieve these goals as well as others yet unknown. We’ve already seen rapid improvements in the operation of computing devices within our own lifetimes, but they pale in comparison to what the future may bring. “Superintelligent” AIs could in fact hold the key to solving some of the greatest problems of our time: climate change, geopolitical strife, and inequality in all forms may be assessed and even eliminated with the assistance of a God-like computer mind. Continue reading →
The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give… and get this holiday. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us.
This week, TAG Heuer’s smartwatch, will fantasy sport betting soon be illegal?, Are data caps really because of network congestion?, Google makes machine learning open source, What streaming video player is right for you? …all this and more … on The Drill Down.
Virtual reality, long consigned to the category of things that sound cool but are impractical, is actually coming into its own now. Recent developments have made it a viable technology for use in gaming and the entertainment industry. As the devices on the market improve and become cheaper and easier to program for, we’ll start to see VR being used in a diverse range of industries and not purely for entertainment purposes. Continue reading →
This week, an Edward Snowden clone leaks drone docs, Chrome stops eavesdropping on you, why you should uninstall Flash right now, Facebook protects you from government intrusion, and we go Back to the Future– but the future is now! … on The Drill Down.