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artificial intelligenceImpact of AI and Mobile Internet compared to Growth of China and India 2013-2025

In 2013, McKinsey lists 12 disruptive technologies that would have multi-trillion economic impact from 2013 to 2025. Nextbigfuture compared this to expected GDP growth of nations. It is now five years down the line and we can see more about …

dronesDARPA looks to win the future by making drone swarms and out-building China

DARPA has admitted that stealth technology has reached its limit and the US may no longer be able to asset air dominance against China and Russia. DARPA wants to accomplish its goal without air superiority. DARPA wants to use a …

artificial intelligenceDoubling or tripling the pace of robotics and AI should not cause mass unemployment

Productivity growth (a.k.a. “automation”) has been very weak for the last decade, averaging just over 1.0 percent annually. The Congressional Budget Office is only forecasting 1.8% per year productivity growth. Productivity growth averaged 3.0% annually from 1947 to 1973 which …

entertainmentAre you not entertained?

Netflix is spending $8 billion producing or buying content in 2018. Hulu is spending about $2.5 billion. Netflix will have around 1,000 originals total on the service by the end of 2018, with 470 of those set to premiere between …

blockchainOasis labs Privacy first blockchain that is 2–4 orders of magnitude faster than on-chain Ethereum

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first, high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain. Oasis created the Ekiden platform. Ekiden is a system for highly performant and confidentiality-preserving smart contract execution. To the best of their knowledge, Ekiden is the first confidentiality-preserving …

educationEducation was key to the US becoming a superpower

The higher education movement in the USA gave the USA a GDP growth advantage from 1871 to 2012. It appears to have spearheaded a higher long-term rate of growth in per capita income in the US relative to the UK …

computersChina building domestic AMD chips and Europe has new supercomputer Arm and RISC-V chips

Hygon, chinese semiconductor company, is now making Zen-based x86 CPUs using a licensing agreement it signed with AMD in 2016. Dhyana x86 processors are copies of AMD’s own Zen-based EPYC processor. AMD was paid $293 million in cash and will …

gpuRace for ExaFlop Supercomputers with GPU dominant machines

The World of supercomputers is shifting rapidly with most of the compute power coming from GPU acceleration. In June 2018, 56 percent of the additional flops were a result of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs running in new supercomputers. Most of the …

china$100 billion Softbank Vision Fund forcing Venture Capital to go bigger

The China New Era Technology Fund is raising 100 billion Chinese yuan ($15 billion) to invest globally in technology companies. The new company with the backing of the Chinese government will be similar to the $100 billion Softbank Vision fund. …

darpaDARPA challenges : describe limits of quantum computing and apply QC to improve machine learning

DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking information on new capabilities that could be enabled by current and next-generation quantum computers for understanding complex physical systems, improving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and enhancing distributed sensing. The field …