There's a big new tech show in Melbourne next week, complete with a trade show expo plus a wealth of great speakers, including Ray Kurzweil and Chris Anderson.
Technically Incorrect: We'll be connecting our brains directly with the cloud, says the renowned Google futurist Ray Kurzweil.
Technically Incorrect: Ethicists are beginning to muse about whether you will be more dispensable than the five people your out-of-control car is about to hit.
Technically Incorrect: During the DARPA Robotics Challenge, not everything goes to plan. Which makes for beautiful comic footage.
Commentary: A Google AI expert says computers capable of having relationships aren't far off, but the idea of machines with common sense has CNET's Eric Mack feeling disposable.
Technically Incorrect: The parents of a Thai girl who died of brain cancer have had her frozen in the hope that science will one day be able to revive her. She is believed to be the youngest person ever to undergo the procedure.
Technically Incorrect: A British paint manufacturer is the latest to (brilliantly) show a future that's quite painful and awful. Yet here we are loving the fancy gadgets that will take us there. Is there a disconnect?
The entrepreneur has used technology to reshape payments, electric cars and space travel, but he's still really worried about what could happen if tech gets super-smart.
The noted inventor and futurist tells Singularity Hub that one of the challenges to language processing is teaching computers to process information in a hierarchical fashion, as mammals do.
Commentary: Futurist Ray Kurzweil says our devices will soon be able to process and mimic human emotions. But even if that's possible, it's not exactly a great idea.