Teaching computers to plan for the future

As humans, we’ve gotten pretty good at shaping the world around us. We can choose the molecular design of our fruits and vegetables, travel faster and farther and stave off life-threatening diseases

AI will create new jobs but skills must shift, say tech giants

AI will create more jobs than it destroys was the not-so-subtle rebuttal from tech giants to growing concern over the impact of automation technologies on employment. Execs from Google, IBM and Salesf

It’s time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence

Congressman John K. Delaney Contributor Congressman John K. Delaney is the founder of the House AI Caucus and represents Maryland’s Sixth District. One of the more unexpected sights within the Unite

Weather tracking tech developer ClimaCell raises $15 million

ClimaCell, a weather forecasting technology that uses wireless networks to create incredibly granular predictions, has raised $15 million to develop new products and expand beyond the U.S. The Boston-

Here are the frontier startups that presented at Singularity University’s third demo day

The nine startups participating in Singularity University's accelerator program presented this afternoon at Moffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA. Singularity University, founded in

China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

If you’ve ever been surfing through random videos on Facebook or another social media site you’ve probably seen the concept video of that Chinese train/bus hybrid thing that can travel ove

The three ages of digital

We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two.

We’re Close

All of the chatter about virtual reality shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Over the years, we’ve been forcing our way to get closer and closer to content of all types. For example, before

The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

Astro Teller gave a keynote at Disrupt NY to talk about what he’s doing. He is the head of Google’s forward-looking innovation lab, Google X. The team is responsible for the self-driving c

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer To Bring Company Back To Its Roots: “It’s The Web Ordered For You”

Yahoo plans to compete on mobile by way of partnerships, not hardware or operating systems, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/yahoo-ceo-says-personalization-is-future-of-search-X

Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool

You might have heard a few things about Ev Williams and crew's new product, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/14/medium-publishing/">Medium</a>. To some, it seems like "just another bloggin

Magazine Publisher Future Charts Path Back To Profitability Thanks To Apple’s Newsstand

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.futureplc.com/">Future</a>, an international publisher whose titles include T3, Official Xbox Magazine and websites like GamesRadar, revealed in a new<a target="_bl

Google Search: A Discussion About The Past, Present And Future With Jack Menzel

During a visit to the Googleplex last week, I sat down with someone so passionate about search, it's as if it's his job or something. Well, it is, and Jack Menzel, Director, Product Management of Goog

This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything

It's impossible to predict the future, but the idea that our technology will soon collide with our biological sense of vision continues to pop up in the world. Minority Report is the best fictional ex

Bre Pettis Of Makerbot: “The Future Is Already Here”

We got a great look at the new <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Makerbot">Makerbot</a> Replicator and, more important, we sat down with founder Bre Pettis to talk about the future. His take? T

It’s 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars

As we enter 2012, shouldn't we all be traveling around in flying cars by now? That was the prediction in the Jetsons cartoon tv show. The futuristic series, first produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1962, w

RIM Offers Up A Device-Driven Look At Tomorrow

We've already gotten a glimpse of what<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/27/microsofts-vision-of-the-future-includes-touch-sensitive-everything-and-beautiful-people-only/"> Microsoft </a>hop

Big Interview: The Philosophy Behind Best Buy And Future's @Gamer Magazine

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/gamermag.jpg" />Conventional wisdom says that it’d be a better idea to build a ladder to the moon than it would be to start a magazine

Let's talk about the World of Warcraft: Official Magazine for a bit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wowmag1.png" />You'll recall that, a few months ago, <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/08/20/blizzard-future-to-launch-world-of-war

SmartFish concept aircraft swims in the air

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Smartfish.jpg" alt="Smartfish" title="Smartfish" width="300" height="135" class="alignright size-full wp-image-135655" />The SmartFish ai
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