The technological revolution today is more like a sprint, but not a marathon: a powerful push and speed. And, if you barely had time to understand the launch of the Falcon and the advantages of electric cars, everyone starts to talk about AI and cars on autopilot. Is it difficult, don’t you have enough time, how to understand all of that? We understand you.
Hadron Collider: What is It and Why is It Needed?
There were 10,000 physicists and engineers, 85 countries, 2 decades of experiments to recreate a billionth of a second after the appearance of our Universe. What did it look like at that very moment? “Rock-star physicist” Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
How the Blockchain is Changing Money and Business
We have passed the gold exchange standard and already looked up to the dollar. One financial system has changed another, but we have not achieved the ideal. So, what is next? Don Tapscott, co-author of the Blockchain Research Institute, believes that the blockchain technology is capable of transforming the notion of money, business, government and society as such.
The Next Manufacturing Revolution
In distant 1781, when James Watt patented the steam engine, and Henry Ford launched the conveyor line, it turned the industry around and increased its production capacity exponentially. 3D printing has every chance of becoming the next breakthrough. Industrial systems thinker Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth.
Computer Vision: How We’re Teaching Computers to Understand Pictures
Artificial intelligence, cameras and drones are well able to capture what is happening. But no matter how many cameras are installed around the pool, they will never be able to recognize that the child is drowning. Computers aren’t just able to realize the visual data. But they are taught this. How can you teach but not program a computer, and when will it see the world with its own eyes?
CRISPR technology will allow editing genes. On the one hand, genetic diseases will become treatable, but on the other hand, where will genome engineering and the creation of a man of the “ideal sample” lead to? CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna tells about the essence, risks and advantages of a DNA editor.