On Fridays I post here my favorite stories about emerging technologies, experiential activations, interactive art, advances in scientific research, and other things I find inspirational.

Swiss researchers have developed an exoskeleton to prevent the elderly from falling:

Image: EPFL News / Scuola Sant’Anna

Silicon Valley is bullish on AI disruption of the medical industry, but doctors are more skeptical:

Image: Darko Stojanovic / Pixabay

A look at how the US Marines are using HoloLens augmented reality as a training tool:

Image: U.S. Marine Photo / Tayler P. Schwamb

Whole genome sequencing shows that CRISPR gene-editing can cause hundreds of off-target mutations:

Image: Thomas Splettstoesser / Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0

MCity researchers devised an autonomous car testing method that could cut costs 99%:

Image: University of Michigan

Silicon-laced synthetic diamonds could allow for better practical quantum computers:

, Image: Steve Jurvetson / Wikipedia, CC BY 2.0

Nvidia wants to use its new Holodeck virtual world to create a Matrix for AI to train in:

Image: Claire Reilly / CNET

Mycroft’s Mark 1 is an open-source AI digital assistant that it hopes can compete with Amazon Echo:

Image: Mycroft

Startups Axiom Space & Bigelow Aerospace both want to be first to build a commercial space station:

Image: Joel Kowsky NASA

Tongues might have a sixth sense of taste beyond salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami – for water:

Image: Science Magazine / AAAS

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