With all the talk about how robots will take everyone's jobs and basically bring on the Apocalypse, it's not hard to get worried. The robots haven't just landed in the workplace - they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts. One multi-tasker bot, from Momentum Machines, can make (and flip) a gourmet hamburger in 10 seconds and could soon replace an entire McDonalds crew. A … [Read more...] about Consider the human side of robots
The smartphone market continues to rapidly evolve. Who thinks about a smartphone these days as simply a device to make phone calls and send text messages? I don't - a smartphone is a powerful computer that also makes phone calls and sends text messages. That thought came to me more than once or twice while I watched and listened to Samsung's press event via live video stream from the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona on Sunday evening. The company announced their next smartphones in the … [Read more...] about Samsung (and Facebook) raise the mobile game
Closing General Session at IBM Connect 2016: Discover Your Inner Artist: Wrap up your week on a fun and exciting note. Liz Urheim, Vice President of Collaboration and Smarter Workforce, will share her perspectives and summarize the week. She will then be joined by Erik Wahl, author of Unthink, who will inspire you to let go of your traditional thought patterns. His unique artwork-infused presentation will help you better understand how to create disruptive strategies of innovation. In this … [Read more...] about Podcast: How to create disruptive strategies of innovation with Erik Wahl #IBMConnect
It's utterly nuts but, wow, what fun! Imagine the virtual participations, immersive spectating via the net, seeing the race through the lens of the drone's video camera stream. Well, it's coming to a venue in the USA soon. Check this out: Is drone racing the sport of the future?Welcome to the multimillion-dollar Drone Racing League. It feels like pod racing from Star Wars, but could very well become the first sport of the 21st century. Posted by Quartz on Tuesday, 26 … [Read more...] about Drone racing: the next big participatory spectator sport?
In a few weeks' time, the next episode in the Star Wars saga will be in the cinema. I already have my tickets and can't wait to see it! It's hard to imagine sometimes that the very first Star Wars film - what's now known as "Episode 4: A New Hope" - in the Star Wars series was released in 1977, nearly 40 years ago. I was at the opening night in London. Before that, though, I'd read the book, the novel written by George Lucas according to the book's title page, that became the movie. In … [Read more...] about From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker