Robotics

antiagingVenture Capital Investment in Disruptive Technology #suglobalsummit

A Bold Perspective on Investing: Neal Bhadkamkar, General Partner, Bold Capital Partners Neal brings more than 30 years of investment and start-up experience as General Partner of BOLD. Previously, Neal was co-founder and General Partner of Monitor Ventures (an early …

businessInvesting in Disruptive Innovation #suglobalsummit

Will Weisman is hosting the investment track at the 2019 Singularity Summit. Catherine Wood of Ark Invest ($10 billion under management) is speaking and saying that innovation is the key to growth. She indicates that public market investors have gotten …

artificial intelligenceNeil Jacobstein 2019 AI Update #suglobalsummit

Neil Jacobstein just gave a talk on Artificial Intelligence at the 2019 Singularity Summit. He described the advance in robotics and artificial intelligence. He reviewed the number of training steps needed for deep learning systems like Alpha Go Zero and …

artificial inteligenceStarship Technologies Delivery Robots Have Made Over 100,000 Paid Deliveries

Starship Technologies is making delivery robots and they just received $40 million in funding. The robots are advanced devices that can carry items within a 4-mile (6km) radius. Our delivery platform enables a new era of instant delivery that works …

brainThought Transparent World and Privacy

Facebook has created devices that read all the words of your inner voice and Elon Musk’s Neuralink is creating brain-computer interfaces (BCI) that will have thousands and later millions of nodes. Temporarily mitigating remote mind-reading of your inner voice could …

boring companyElon’s Boring Company Valued at $920 Million

Elon Musk’s Boring Company raised $120 million and has a $920 million valuation. Boring has a $48.7 million mile-long project to build a tunnel with people moving pods around the Las Vegas Convention Center. If this is successful, the tunnel …

energyTranscending Geography and the Future of World Power

The world we know today has largely been shaped by geography, populations and agriculture. Peter Zeihan has some useful analysis of how geography has shaped geopolitics. He correctly notes the large advantages the US has had with the best farmland …

colonizationMars Colonization Will Happen

George Dvorsky, Futurist and Transhumanist, has written at Gizmodo that Humans will never colonize Mars. This is an interesting position from George who wrote in favor of Dyson Spheres in 2012. George wrote in favor of self-replicating space probes modifying …

chinaChina’s Space Budget is Nearly Triple Russia’s Budget But Far Less Than the USA Budget

In 2017, China spent about $8.4 billion on its civilian and military space budget while Russia cut its space program back to $3 billion. The US NASA and Military Space budget is about $48 billion. The US spends about $14 …