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BEATING THE AI BLUES

Published on: 13 December 2018

Machines don't have a heart

Dateline: 12 January 2022

That's the problem with artificial intelligence - it's pretty cold and mechanical; and it lacks emotional intelligence. Companies like Google and Amazon have worked hard over the last five years to inject some warmth and 'humanity' into their voice assistants, but it's an uphill battle. "Not very witty, and no sense of humor either," was how one reviewer described the latest incarnation of Siri on Apple's iPhones. Which is why more and more people are starting to rebuff smart assistants and work ...

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The coming glut of electric cars
Posted: 12 December 2018

Over the years, several of our MindBullets have set out scenarios involving China, fossil fuels, new energy and electric cars. So much so, that it's difficult to choose one with which to highlight this new analysis about China and the accelerating pace of electric vehicle adoption and manufacture.

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How China raised the stakes for electric vehicles
12 December 2018
With confidence in future demand from the vast Chinese market, carmakers’ ambitions took off.
MindBullet logo ELECTRIC CAR GLUT THREATENS WORLD TRADE
China accused of dumping as prices plummet
Dateline: 5 March 2029
China's success as the biggest producer of cars - mainly electric cars - the world has ever seen, has led to a problem of massive over capacity. There are ...
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We (your apps) know where you are!
Posted: 11 December 2018


MindBullet logo TRACK ME ONCE, TRACK ME TWICE
New wearable tech is making (some of) us happier and healthier people
Dateline: 2 September 2015
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America's new oil for export
Posted: 10 December 2018

Six years ago we speculated that new technology, principally fracking, would enable the United States to become a net exporter of oil. This has now become a reality, as for the first time in 75 years the US exports more petro products than it imports. Plus a further announcement of the "largest ever continuous ...

Largest ever continuous oil and gas resource found in the United States
10 December 2018
The US Department of the Interior has announced the discovery of the largest continuous oil and gas field ever found, estimated to contain 46.3 billion ...
MindBullet logo AMERICA THE OIL EXPORTER
Unconventional oil and gas alters the geopolitical balance
Dateline: 4 July 2025
Over the last 20 years, North American oil and gas reserves have been boosted by the large scale exploitation of so-called unconventionals - mainly shale ...
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Moore's law might never end
Posted: 10 December 2018

We've said before that Moore's law becomes almost irrelevant, when pervasive computing is present in all the sensors and devices that surround us. But transistors continue to shrink anyway, down to 2.5nm and counting.

Smallest 3D transistors ever made measure a minuscule 2.5 nanometers
10 December 2018
Engineers from MIT and the University of Colorado have developed a new microfabrication technique and used it to produce the smallest 3D transistors ever ...
MindBullet logo MOORE'S LAW COMES TO AN END
High performance computing is embedded everywhere and virtually free
Dateline: 22 September 2022
Moore's Law says, in essence, that computer processors become twice as powerful, and half the price, approximately every two years. Over time that sort of ...
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2019 Predictions About Artificial Intelligence That Will Make Your Head Spin - Forbes
Posted: 7 December 2018

"While the hip, ubiquitous business buzzwords are cryptocurrency and blockchain, the truly formidable factor of what is being called the fourth industrial revolution is Artificial Intelligence. Whether praised as a panacea for greater business efficiency or feared as the demise of humanity, Artificial ...

MindBullet logo INTELLIGENT MACHINES CREATE THE NEW HEGEMONY
China and America reap the AI dividend
Dateline: 3 December 2030