Whether we’re creating cyberpunk dreams within virtual spaces or are competing to develop an advanced artificial intelligence, we’re quickly entering a future where the things we create become a living embodiment of ourselves. They become an extension to who we are and thus allow us to view and interact with the world in ways we never thought possible. Exciting times are ahead of us and it’s only getting started. Welcome to the future!
XPRIZE and IBM’s Watson are teaming up to launch an A.I. competition that will challenge teams to develop artificial intelligences in a more pragmatic (read: less dystopian) manner, of which will be judged in 2020. SOURCE
Blade Runner VR
VR developer E’van Johnston has unveiled a VR project that is still in development, called L.A. 2097: Precipice, of which takes a lot of inspiration from the cyberpunk world of Philip K. Dick’s Blade Runner. SOURCE
Researchers have begun revealing the results of their research conducted in developing biohybrid robots built from living tissue, challenging the age-old mechanical aesthetic robots are normally associated with. SOURCE