February 21, 2017 Author: Michael Flynn
I’ve taken some time out from wooing the fashionistas of London Fashion Week to bring YOU the best in digital and data from the last seven days. I know you’re worth it.
DYSON LOOKS TO AN ARTIFICIAL FUTURE
The always excellent Financial Times carry an article & video interview with Sir James Dyson regarding his vision for the company that he started in Wiltshire in 1979. Dyson Ltd now designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, heaters and hair dryers. It sells machines in over 70 countries and employs more than 7,000 people worldwide.
Dyson fosters innovation by employing some of the brightest minds in science and technology and encourages its inventors to dream & conceptualise ideas which will improve the ‘everyday’ for everyone. In the interview SJD hints at how the use of artificial intelligence will form the core of his future products, and it is fascinating stuff.
To read the full article, visit the Financial Times link
Tags: Dyson, Innovation, AI, UK
“HI HONEY, I’M ON THE DRONE”
Dubai are keen to attract the super-rich and the emerging nations new middle classes, and aren’t content with their air-conditioned indoor city, so they are looking to transportation for innovation and improvement and Dubai’s strategy is to facilitate a quarter of all journeys within the Emirate through autonomous vehicles by 2030.
Starting this July, Dubai will see people traveling across its skies in single-passenger drones, according to Mattar al-Tayer, the chairman and executive director of Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), who state their intention at the World Government Summit.
RTA will employ Chinese firm Ehang’s 184, which is the world’s first passenger drone. It can travel around 30 miles on a single charge and can carry one person weighing up to 220 lbs, as well as a small suitcase. The entire flight is managed by a command center; all you need to do is hop in and choose from the list of predetermined destinations where you can land.
To read the full article & watch the video, visit The Next Web link
Tags: Passenger Drones, Dubai
SEARCH STEPS UP BATTLE ON PIRACY
The top english language search companies are coming together to ensure that illegal music & film websites and unofficial sport streams to be made harder to find via their engines,
The BBC report that Google and Microsoft’s Bing have signed up to a voluntary code of practice and will ensure offending websites are demoted in their search results. The UK Government broke a deal between the behemoths of the entertainment industry and the internet powerhouses, and the code is expected to be operational in the summer.
To read the full article & watch the video, visit the BBC link
Tags: Search Marketing, Google, Microsoft Bing, Piracy, Illegal Streams
The Guardian report on news from the USA that the woolly mammoth, which disappeared from the Earth over 4,000 years ago could be resurrected within two years by a Harvard team who are planning to create a hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo.
Prof George Church, speaking ahead of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston, and the man responsible for the “de-extinction” effort stated, “Our aim is to produce a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo, actually, it would be more like an elephant with a number of mammoth traits. We’re not there yet, but it could happen in a couple of years.”
To read the full article, visit The Guardian link
Tags: Woolly Mammoth, Science
If you have got five more minutes, take a look at these articles & videos:
- BBC News: French workmen’s cafe accidentally gets Michelin star (I’m booked in for Saturday Brunch)
- New York Times: Who Are the Richest of the Rich?
- UKBusinessInsider: BlackBerry’s share of the global smartphone market is now officially 0%
- Mashable: How the UK government can hack your personal data
- The Drum Infographic: More than half of millennial males rely on live streaming over cable for news, entertainment