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The Fav 4 – Tech & Innovation News Bites Edition 35 (Nike sneaker innovation, Amazon delivery robots, Tesla remote control, Google/Fossil smartwatches)

Here’s the new edition of my “Fav 4”, edition 35. My favorite and most noteworthy tech & innovation news bites of the last week. 4 updates in an easy to consume video format. Enjoy!

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The China Flywheel for Technology World Domination… (or how Autocracies benefit strongly from AI)

I have been reading and sharing lots of news and insights into China and the country’s way of digital transformation recently. First, it’s simply exciting to see what’s happening in China when it comes to digital innovation. There’s a never ending stream of new products, services and, that’s most remarkable – since it is nowadays unique and bred locally – new digital use cases, life styles and ways of integrating technology into every day life.

But secondly, I do have my strong concerns when it comes to top notch digital innovation driven by a country that is an autocracy without a humanistic agenda. Here’s an example:

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The Fav 4 – Tech & Innovation News Bites Edition 6 (neural-net based molecule synthesising, brain-boosting neural prosthesis, Tesla solar roof tiles rolling out, MIT word transcription without speaking)

Here’s last week’s new edition of my “Fav 4”, edition 6. My favorite and most noteworthy tech & innovation news bites of the week. 4 updates in an easy to consume video format. Enjoy!

 

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The Fav 4 – Tech & Innovation News Bites Edition 4 (MIT drinking water from desert air, Uber crash, Walmart inhouse drones, VW $25bn battery push)

Here’s last week’s new edition of my “Fav 4”, edition 4. My favorite and most noteworthy tech & innovation news bites of the week. 4 updates in an easy to consume video format. Enjoy!

 

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The Fav 4 – Tech & Innovation News Bites Edition 3 (toys’r’us tanking, MIT neural network chip, Microsoft AI chinese translation, CRISPR killing malaria)

Here’s last week’s new edition of my “Fav 4”, edition 3. My favorite and most noteworthy tech & innovation news bites of the week. 4 updates in an easy to consume video format. Enjoy!

 

 

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Super Useful Read on Tech Body Implants: How Apple is putting Voices in Users’ Heads – Literally (Steven Levy)

This is a super insightful read on a very tangible example of where and how the enhancement of the human body already works today. In fact, hearing-impaired humans are the first beneficiaries or powerful use cases for audio transmission from electronic devices right into peoples’ brains. Think listening to music, audiobooks and no one even notices you have a technical devices plugged into you. Think amplifying voices from a conversation while muting surrounding sound. Many powerful use cases imaginable! As in many “bionic” or “human enhancement tech” scenarios, such tech is developed to help handicapped people and then finds its way into helping everyone. I wonder when we will see first non-handicapped humans tinker with tech like this in order to benefit from such advancements.

Here’s a glimpse; read more on WIRED:

“My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do. “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively. Then I asked him the same question. His answer was yes—he could hear me very clearly. And this was a tiny miracle.

That’s because Bahnmueller suffers from hearing loss so severe that a year ago he underwent surgery to install a cochlear implant—an electronic device in the inner ear that replaces the usual hearing mechanism…”

via How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users’ Heads—Literally | WIRED

Watch out for these People and their Ideas: NEXT LIST 2017 – 20 Tech Visionaries who are creating the Future (various WIRED Staff)

Microsoft will build computers even more sleek and beautiful than Apple’s. Robots will 3-D-print cool shoes that are personalized just for you. (And you’ll get them in just a few short days.) Neural networks will take over medical diagnostics, and Snapchat will try to take over the entire world. The women and men in these pages are the technical, creative, idealistic visionaries who are bringing the future to your doorstep. You might not recognize their names—they’re too busy working to court the spotlight—but you’ll soon hear about them a lot. They represent the best of what’s next…

via WIRED Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future of Business | WIRED

Good collection of Foresight Fails: The absolute worst Technology Predictions of the past 150 years (lya Pestov)

There’s a long-standing tradition among scientists, engineers, and industrialists. Every new year, they make predictions about a future.

Is blockchain a major technology, or it’s just a buzzword? Bots vs Apps: who will win in 2017? Will this finally be the year that virtual reality stops giving people motion sickness?

Well, technology has proven to be extraordinarily slippery over the past century. Despite the vast information that industry insiders have had at they’re fingertips, they’ve made some pretty terrible forecasts over the years…

Source: The absolute worst technology predictions of the past 150 years

Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators (Alex Goryachev)

Every big company was a lean and mean startup at one time. Now, confronted with digital disruption all around us, we’re all rushing to rekindle the entrepreneurial flame that first put our businesses on the map.

Every company wants to be “innovative,” but “innovation” has become an overused buzzword that has lost its meaning. Executives at companies of all sizes toss the word around as if they’re doing it. They point to experiments that range from departmental contests and monetary awards to innovation fairs, idea boxes and time to dream big. Executives at one company even dressed up as innovation superheroes in an “intervention” to rally employees around innovation…

Source: Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators | TechCrunch

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