On (most) Fridays I post here a roundup of interesting things I’ve read and/or posted on social media since my last roundup, generally stories about emerging technologies, experiential activations, interactive art, advances in scientific research, and other things I find interesting.
Featured Image: Magic Leap

Researchers from Tufts have developed a small tooth sensor that can monitor the foods you eat:

Image: Tufts University

At their GTC conference, Nvidia used their Holodeck software to demo an HTC Vive-wearing driver controlling a car in real life via virtual reality:

Image: Nvidia/Techcrunch

Nikon’s new robotic cameras for sports photography use face detection and limb recognition to track players and physically move the camera and adjust the zoom and focus to keep subjects in shot:

Image: Nikon/Techradar

“Just as electricity made lighting much more affordable — a given level of lighting now costs around 400 times less than it did in 1800 — so AI will make forecasting more affordable, reliable and widely available”:

Image: Benedetto Christofani/The Economist

UK researchers created an AI that can invent new ways to create complex molecules, saving chemists days of work:

Image: MIT Technology Review

AR startup Magic Leap has begun shipping its much anticipated augmented reality goggles to select developers under tight security:

Image: Magic Leap

On Australian beaches, buoys and drones outfitted with pattern recognition software are being developed to mitigate unwanted human-shark encounters:

Image: bearacreative/iStock

Following its humanitarian fixed-wing drone delivery program in Africa, California startup Zipline is launching the world’s fastest commercial delivery drone in the US:


In the wake of fatal Uber & Tesla crashes, Google’s Waymo is full speed ahead on fast-forwarding to fully autonomous cars, and announced a new driverless delivery partnership with Honda:

Image: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

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