Highlights

 

Artificial Intelligence: The Brain Behind the Mobile Revolution by Bill Mark

“Artificial intelligence is at the core of many of the innovations and technologies that we use today. It is at work in our search engines, music recommendation software, and personal assistants, and it is learning and constantly improving. Whether it is visible or not, we interact with artificial intelligence every day. That is why when people ask how many years it will take before we see a profoundly intelligent system, they are mistaken: the technology is already here.”


 

The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric Topol

“There is unquestionably a medical revolution brewing, with the smartphone as its tagline. Mobile technology is gaining power and will change the way we interact with doctors, diagnose illnesses, monitor conditions, and exchange data. We’ll be able to get answers to our health questions faster than ever before. If you have a suspicious skin lesion, why would you go to a dermatologist’s office when you can get it checked out virtually? Why would you visit an optometrist when you can use a smartphone attachment to get your glasses prescription? Why would you spend money on the emergency room to diagnose an ear infection when you can receive an immediate answer via the cloud? You probably wouldn’t. The smartphone will see you now.”


 

Education’s Digital Future by John Couch

“Today’s classroom should not look like the classroom of several decades ago, not just because of the tools that are available, but because of the students themselves. Students today are digital natives. They’ve grown up having unprecedented access to technological social environments and nearly unlimited information on the internet. This technological literacy has changed the way students learn and has altered the challenges that we face in the education system. While the classroom of today looks slightly different than yesterday’s, tomorrow’s classroom will exist on a whole new level of digital learning.”
 

 

Transforming Mobility with Self-Driving Cars by Jennifer Haroon

“Cars are a critical part of daily life for millions of people all over the world. We rely on them to get to our jobs, to visit family and friends, and to live our daily lives. But no matter the make or model, they all share one common flaw: the driver. With self-driving cars, we can make driving safer and change the way we get around. Over one million people die on the world’s roads every year, with over thirty thousand fatalities in the United States alone. Ninety-four percent of those fatalities are caused by human error. To put it in perspective, that’s roughly the equivalent of a Boeing 737 airliner falling out of the sky every working day. With so many needless accidents and the general stress of traffic, it’s no wonder that many people would prefer to do just about anything but drive.”.


 

Will Technology Love Me Back? by Gary Clayton

“We’ve seen it in science fiction for years: devices using artificial intelligence to act as caretakers, personal assistants, and companions. They’re able to converse fluently with us and answer our questions intelligently. They get to know and understand our individual needs. They become part of the family. With each advancement in artificial intelligence and speech recognition, we’re getting closer to making that dream a reality—but what will that relationship with technology look like?”