WeeklyScan 10/31-11/4/2016


A cumulative scan of foresight news:

Artificial Intelligence

Monday: 12 observations about artificial intelligence from the O’Reilly AI Conference – Read morehuman-robot-1453804-639x1437

Tuesday: Can Microsoft decode the future of artificial intelligence? – Read more

Wednesday: How artificial intelligence will redefine management – Read more

Thursday: Yes, we are worried about the existential risk of artificial intelligence – Read more

Friday: Machines can now recognize something after seeing it once – Read more

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Monday: You can now shop for (and smell) bacon in virtual reality – Read more

Tuesday: The first fully capable AR smartphone has started shipping – Read more

Wednesday: Apple’s rumored car technology could come with augmented reality – Read more

Thursday: A whole new theater experience: Hybrid Virtual Environment 3-D comes to the cinema – Read more

Friday: Lowe’s launches augmented reality app to help consumers visualize home improvement projects – Read more

Foresight Profession

Monday: What can futurists teach us about imagination? – Read more

Tuesday: Why I’m teaching twitch to predict the future – Read more

Wednesday: A trend forecaster on holiday gifts to buy before they sell out – Read more

Thursday: AI makes yet another remarkable prediction– Read more

Friday: The best way to predict the future is to issue a press release – Read more


Monday: Farasha LLC launched a Kickstarter campaign for a cardiovascular health wearable and has so far raised $358K on a $100K goal – Read more

Tuesday: India’s largest ride-hailing startup, Ola, is in talks to raise about $600 million and may close the deal by year end – Read more

Wednesday: Cognitive computing software company Voyager Labs has raised $100M in funding – Read more

Thursday: Code-learning startup Pi-Top closed a $4.3M Series A led by Hambro Perks – Read more

Friday: Intel acquired the virtual reality startup Voke, which provides immersive VR experiences of live events, including sports  – Read more

Zeta Trends

Monday: Stanford Scientist: We’ll Have A Century of Medical Advances in the Next Decade– Read more

Tuesday: Mobile finally overtakes desktop traffic– Read more

Wednesday: Admiral to price car insurance based on Facebook posts– Read more

Thursday: Any idiot can do it.’ Genome editor CRISPR could put mutant mice in everyone’s reach – Read more

Friday: Elon Musk: It is only a matter of time before an AI is used to take down the Internet – Read more

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