Alexandru Bleau

More happy than crazy, busy with product management, people and coffee

Category: Futurism

Machines and A.I. will help us solve problems faster and better

While we are still debating and guessing mostly what A.I. and smart machines will bring in the future, the future is already slowly sneaking its way into the present.

Earlier this year in July, Deepmind, Google’s A.I. division was showcasing that their machine taught itself to walk. It is really fun and interesting to watch

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Elon Musk: I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact

If anyone would come up and say that they want to test landing rockets on a platform, in the middle of the ocean, with difficult wind speeds AND make it land by itself, I would have had a hard time saying yes. Anyone would.

And yet, SpaceX has done just that. And they did it in 5 tries. 5. 5! I needed more tries to learn to ride a bike.

Can you imagine someone working on this project going home for dinner? “How was your day at work honey? …Oh, ok. We just made a rocket autoland on a moving platform”

Even the U.S. President was jealous:

What an incredible day and what an incredible achievement. Enjoy the awesomeness below:

Can drone racing become a sport of the future?

I read an interesting piece about drone racing and people who want to make more of this type of events than just backyard fun. And that sounds cool.

From the disused locations to the fact that they decorate the location and encourage racers to be “aggressive”, it all adds up to an interesting racing experience that we have only seen in games or movies.

Here’s a quote from the article:

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The exciting road ahead towards autonomous robots and vehicles

I don’t know about you, but I’m quite excited after all the announcements from CES 2016, particularly those related to making cars, robots and other things autonomous.

NVIDIA’s super computer and all the other self-driving/autonomous initiatives are just the beginning. It is very likely that in 5 to 10 years there will be several open source autonomous solutions that will not be limited to cars.

This means brainpower for any type of vehicle or robot that we want to make autonomous accessible to anyone.

  • Do you need a robot that signs for your packages?
  • Did you buy a car and want to send it home or to be registered?
  • Need a robot to do the washing and cleaning? Or cooking?
  • Need some robots to fly ahead and start building on a new planet that we want to colonise?

One of the next revolutions will be the robot/machine revolution but I don’t believe that it will leave us without jobs. Just consider that most of the jobs today did not exist 2-3 decades ago. We will just have new titles and new jobs.



Connecting our mind to the internet in the future

Here’s an interesting quote:

To continue on his idea, in this age and probably the next to come, everyone needs and wants a phone. We have come to the point where not having one is a serious drawback to basically anything you want to do.

But here’s the thing: the internet, all the information, communication with others. Those are the things that are indispensable to us. Not the phone. The phone is just the input and output device.

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