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Slowly, More E-Mail Is Getting Encrypted | MIT Technology Review

Slowly, More E-Mail Is Getting Encrypted | MIT Technology Review | MishMash | Scoop.it
More e-mail providers are using encryption, meaning messages can’t be intercepted and read by the NSA or hackers.
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The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates | MishMash | Scoop.it
Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies' use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment. It's a striking position from the world's richest man and a self-described techno-optimist who co-founded Microsoft, one of th
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Digital fabrication in architecture: The challenge to transform the building industry

Digital fabrication in architecture: The challenge to transform the building industry | MishMash | Scoop.it
Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration of innovative digital technologies within architectural and construction processes could transform the building industry -- on the verge of a building industry 4.0. Digital technologies in architecture and construction could increase productivity creating new jobs.
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Europe's TREASURE Will Be the King of All GPSs

Europe's TREASURE Will Be the King of All GPSs | MishMash | Scoop.it
Today, most of us carry the world in our pockets. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS)—what most people typically just call GPS—aren’t simply about sending geo-located tweets from our favorite restaurants. Countless industries rely on high-precision navigation, from agriculture to construction. The brave new world of self-driving cars and Amazon booty delivered by drone is largely …
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The World's First Flying Taxis Will Take to the Skies in Five Months

Dubai has already begun testing a prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi with the hope of launching an aerial shuttle service by July.
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Fake attack shows how hackers could hijack our water - Futurity

Fake attack shows how hackers could hijack our water - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity researchers used a new kind of ransomware to take control of a simulated water treatment plant and make the water undrinkable.
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L’innovation ouverte est morte, vive l’organisation ouverte !

L’innovation ouverte est morte, vive l’organisation ouverte ! | MishMash | Scoop.it
Nos chaînes de valeur sont bousculées très fort et très vite depuis une quinzaine d’année. Dans ce contexte, de nouvelles formes d’organisation voient
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Future Robots May be Considered "Electronic Persons"

As robots are being equipped with increasingly advanced intelligence, governments are going to have to decide what rights will be extended to machines.
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Elon Musk: Automation Will Force Governments to Introduce Universal Basic Income

Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence that is much smarter than the smartest human on Earth could result in dangerous situations. Musk argues that the government must introduce a universal basic income program in order to compensate for automation.
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Elon Musk: If Humans Are to Survive, We Must Merge With Machines

Elon Musk has gone public with the idea that he think that because of AI and increasing automation, humans will need to merge with technology
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AI software writes, and rewrites, its own code, getting smarter as it does

AI software writes, and rewrites, its own code, getting smarter as it does | MishMash | Scoop.it
Gamalon has developed a technique that lets machines learn to recognize concepts in images or text much more efficiently.
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Elon Musk Says We Must Become Cyborgs To Interface With Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Says We Must Become Cyborgs To Interface With Artificial Intelligence | MishMash | Scoop.it
Elon Musk says humans will need to develop new ways to interface with computers and artificial intelligence in the future. The human brain is just too slow to keep up with AI, he says.
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Meet the Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News and Corrupted the US Election

Meet the Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News and Corrupted the US Election | MishMash | Scoop.it
These guys didn’t care if Trump won or lost the White House. They only wanted pocket money. But the consequences of what they did shook the world.
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How Do We Regulate Research That Could Be Used for Evil?

Dual-use research deals with innovations that could be used to help or harm humanity. Examples include chemicals found both in cosmetics as well as weapons.
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Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries | MishMash | Scoop.it
Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.
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Microsoft President Calls for A "Digital Geneva Convention"

Microsoft President, Brad Smith, has publicly stated that the tech sector should create an international guideline to ensure cyber security.
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High Tech Transports: Future Ships

Here are some of the most advanced, green, efficient, and enormous commercial future ships being built and--those envisioned to ply the seas in the future.
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China's New "Weather-Controlling Tech" Could Make it Rain on Demand

China has spent $168 million on cloud seeding technology to hopefully manipulate the weather and combat drought and extreme weather due to climate change Cloud seeding technology has existed for a long time, however because of early false claims and deep-rooted skepticism, there isn't sufficient research to back up the tech
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Algorithmes, intelligence artificielle, comment envisager le monde de demain ?

Algorithmes, intelligence artificielle, comment envisager le monde de demain ? | MishMash | Scoop.it
L'innovation doit pouvoir surgir de partout, elle doit pouvoir diffuser partout. Dans un article du Monde paru le 4 janvier 2017, le mathématicien
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Graphene foam supports more than 3,000X its weight - Futurity

Graphene foam supports more than 3,000X its weight - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
To create a tougher graphene foam, scientists reinforced it with carbon nanotubes. The result is a conductive "rebar" graphene.
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Universal Basic Income: The Answer to Automation? (INFOGRAPHIC)

57% of the world's jobs are at risk of being automated. Universal Basic Income may be our only way out. Here's why.
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President Trump Wants to Send Humans Back to the Moon by 2020

Trump advisers expressed support for sending humans back to the Moon, almost five decades after the US managed to achieve this great feat. The focus, they said, should be “the large-scale economic development of space,” which means limiting the exploration of space between our planet and the Moon.
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Types of AI: From Reactive to Self-Aware [INFOGRAPHIC]

Computing advances have fueled the evolution of AI. Here's a look at the 4 types of artificial intelligence.
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How Did the Oroville Dam Crisis Get So Dire?

How Did the Oroville Dam Crisis Get So Dire? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Drought, climate change, and aging infrastructure combined to create a looming catastrophe that forced 188,000 Californians to evacuate.
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