Newsletters...

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – AUGUST 2017

Apple Thought To Be Launching Face-Pattern Recognition

 The next iPhone (the iPhone 7S, iPhone 8?), which is due to be released in September, might replace the TouchID fingerprint sensor with whole-face 3D scanning.

According to Bloomberg, which is usually quite … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JULY 2017

Amazon Now Competes With Banks To Lend Money to Its Suppliers

 Amazon.com will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming a key factor in competing for … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JUNE 2017

Will Quantum Computers Eliminate City Traffic Jams?

 Whilst traditional computers use binary digits, or bits, which can either be 0s or 1s, quantum computers use quantum binary digits, or qubits, which represent and store information in both 0s and 1s … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – APRIL 2017

How A.I. Is Changing Human Resource Management

Artificial Intelligence systems are promising to remake how we look for job candidates, get the most out of workers and keep our best workers on the job.

These applications aim to analyze a … Read the rest

Glimpses Of The Future – December 2016

GM Grows Crops 20% Larger

One of the criticisms of genetically modified crops is that they haven’t done much to increase yields—the amount of corn or wheat a farmer can grow on an acre of land.

But now scientists tinkering … Read the rest

Glimpses Of The Future – November 2016

Google’s New Translation “Almost As Good As Humans”

Google researchers have invented a translation system that is significantly more accurate than existing auto-translate systems.

In a competition that pitted the new software against human translators, it came close to matching … Read the rest

Glimpses Of The Future – October 2016

Apple’s AirPods Are The Future Of Personal Computing

Many commentators were underwhelmed by Apple’s launch of the iPhone 7. It seemed just an incremental improvement on what had gone before

But the really big news was not the new iPhone, … Read the rest

Glimpses Of The Future – September 2016

How Hedge Funds Are Spying On The World To Increase Their Profitability

The latest technological innovation for data-hungry hedge funds is a fleet of five dozen shoebox-sized satellites.

A company called Planet Labs Inc. has launched a small constellation of … Read the rest

August – Glimpses Of The Future

Are China’s Customer Service Robots Mere Gimmicks?

China is in the middle of a pronounced bout of robot fever. Robots—or jiqiren, “machine-people,” in Chinese—are cropping up at banks, where models with high-pitched feminine voices engage customers in basic dialogue and … Read the rest

Glimpses Of The Future – July 2016

Promising Trials of Blood Test To Detect Alzheimer’s

Ideally, everyone over 50 should have access to a routine blood test to check for early indications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

That possibility has now come one step closer with the successful trial … Read the rest