In case you've missed them... Here are this week's must-reads for those who need inspiration to act on their Day After Tomorrow. Feed your mind with some of our favorite innovation stories. Nono. No need to thank us.
The results of the Customer of the Future survey could teach companies a lot about how consumers' needs will change in the future and how companies can best respond to that.
DOM GALEON - FUTURISM
Artificial intelligence has the potential to be a great boon to our society, but we must be able to properly understand and control its effects. Decisions made by an AI need to be simply explainable and understandable by humans.
RYAN JOHNSON - THE BEMIDJI PIONEER
"China now wants to be a leading innovator in the world, so the days of mimicking and copying things are getting to be more behind us,".
ANDREW J. HAWKINS - THE VERGE
Hydrogen-powered cars could be the perfect fuel for our self-driving, on-demand future. “A city would only need a handful of hydrogen stations to support the fleet (of self-driving cars), with vehicles getting in and out within a few minutes and going right back into service,”
WILL KNIGHT - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem. “It is a problem that is already relevant, and it’s going to be much more relevant in the future,”
CARSTEN STÖCKER - FUTURISM
Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” can allow satellites and systems that need their services to autonomously negotiate and complete transactions based on predetermined criteria such as the price a customer is willing to pay for a certain image and how quickly they need it.