This is by far the funniest video I have ever seen !
Watch “A Day Made of Glass” and take a look at Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it.
Soon, we will be able to build computers with artificial intelligence and processing power that rivals the human brain. Intelligence will be everywhere, embedded in our clothing, our vehicles and homes. Intelligent robots will serve us – until they don’t feel like doing so anymore. And what happens then…?
As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids.
At MIT, Cynthia Breazeal and her team are building robots with social intelligence that communicate and learn the same way people do.
(text from ted.com)
“I became obsessed with this idea of blurring the perimeter of the body, so you couldn’t see where the skin ended and the near environment started.” (Lucy McRae)
Lucy McRae is a body architect — she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.
“Within [our lifetimes], we’re going to transition into an economy that … doesn’t need a lot of human workers. Managing that transition is going to be the greatest challenge that our society faces.” (Andrew McAfee)
Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating — jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain’t seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes up with a surprising and even thrilling view of what comes next.
(text from ted.com)