Monthly Archives: June 2016

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation

Is the world depicted in the movie The Terminator almost here with the rapid development of AI applications?  Recently, a US-based AI system successfully demonstrated superiority over a veteran combat pilot in simulated air combat scenarios, suffering no losses despite having less capable weapons systems.  It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch of the imagination to visualize […]

This Bot Wants to Be Your Personal Banker

According to Salvador Rodriguez, an Inc. Magazine staff reporter, MyKai is a revolutionary AI bot created to manage all your financial activities right from your phone.  Although the concept is exciting and a lot of people, including me, could certainly use the assistance, the reality of flawless integration still lies a bit in the distant future. #AIbot #digitalmoney […]

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

Laura Entis, in a recent Fortune article, writes that gut bacteria has suddenly become all the rage again and now there is growing evidence that you can “catch” infections such skinniness, and obesity depending on the mix of microbes in your gut.  Some researchers speculate that the growing rate of antibiotic/ antibacterial substances used in healthcare treatment and in […]

The next recession is already here—and there isn’t much the Fed can do

CNBC commentator Michael Pento, producer of the weekly podcast “The Mid-week Reality Check,” and author of  The Coming Bond Market Collapse, presents data from leading economic indicators and argues that the U.S. has already entered a recession when factoring in CPI inflation. He warns that equity markets have priced themselves for a strong recovery and are ill-prepared for […]

Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty

Bill Gates, number one on Forbes’ Billionaires list, has a solution to reverse global poverty–chicken farming! Gates suggests that even a single chicken per household can change the economic circumstances for an incredible number of families around the globe. Source: Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty – and the Reason He’s ‘Never Raised’ One Himself

Bangladeshi Inventor Creates Electricity-Free Air Conditioner Out of Plastic Bottles

What a brilliant idea to repurpose plastic drink bottles into low-tech, low-energy air conditioners!  If it works as claimed, it could also be applied in other areas to cut current electricity demand. Source: Bangladeshi Inventor Creates Electricity-Free Air Conditioner Out of Plastic Bottles

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A crisis is brewing that will tear the global system apart

George Friedman, a geopolitical forecaster and strategist, and founder and former chairman of Stratfor, a prominent consulting firm to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, has some sobering predictions for us…and it doesn’t sound good. Source: GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A crisis is brewing that will tear the global system apart – Business Insider