We traveled to San Francisco to meet the humans behind Woebot and Replika, two particularly friendly artificial intelligences who respond to our emotions and inquire about our mental health.
Published 6 March 2018 by Cherise Fong
Our selection of bicycles made of wood and bamboo, handcrafted by artisans or built by you. From the professionally polished to the customized DIY, every frame is unique.
Published 16 February 2018 by Cherise Fong
For eight days in February, 20 artists and scientists explore together in Tokyo the field of possibilities in DIYbio within the framework of BioCamp: Gardens of ‘Biotechnik’.
Published 13 February 2018
The massive migration to celebrate the New Year of the Dog will be subject to piercing surveillance by Chinese police wearing AR glasses equipped with facial recognition software.
Published 16 January 2018 by Cherise Fong
Bioart, minimalist architecture, haptic digits, 3D-printed new materials… winners in review of the 6th edition of the YouFab international competition for digital fabrication.
Published 5 December 2017 by Cherise Fong
Not all conversational robots are sinister or subservient. With minimalist means, some manage to explore new styles of human-machine interaction. Our top 10 chatbots.
Published 21 November 2017 by Cherise Fong
Before the industrial vats, Shojinmeat Project’s first objective is to culture meat cells in home incubators. This Japanese citizen science movement has nothing to do with artificial burgers or vegan activism.
Published 31 October 2017
On October 25, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to the humanoid robot Sophia. Will this AI have more rights than the Saudi women?
Published 30 October 2017 by Cherise Fong
Niched on the third floor of a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s first FabCafe opened just over a year ago.
Published 23 October 2017
The first civil infrastructure for bicycles to be 3D-printed in reinforced pre-stressed concrete opened to cyclists in the village of Gemert, Netherlands.
Published 14 October 2017 by Cherise Fong
Should the smart city be the sandbox of the Internet of Things? The Smart Cities Asia conference, held in Kuala Lumpur on October 2-3, explored various manifestations of high-tech urbanism.
Published 2 October 2017 by Cherise Fong
Far from bicycle doping on the Tour de France, there is no shortage of smart accessories to enhance your own ride. Introducing our top 10 most promising (and most successful) cycling prototypes.
Published 1 August 2017 by Cherise Fong
From surplus supermarkets to public refrigerators to food-tech, initiatives are proliferating in the fight against food waste. A worldwide round-up.
Published 4 July 2017 by Cherise Fong
Two prototypes of anti-pollution bicycles are emerging from the fog in China and Japan. The first public models should be available for testing by the end of the year.
Published 20 June 2017 by Cherise Fong
In Yokohama on August 31 and September 1, an artificial intelligence tournament invites contestants to develop manipulative impostor bots.
Published 13 June 2017 by Cherise Fong
The movement is picking up speed, from San Francisco to Abu Dhabi, from Nestlé to Ikea, from governments to communities. In Japan, the tiny village of Kamikatsu, is leading the way toward zero waste.
Published 30 May 2017 by Cherise Fong
From 3D reproduction to laser-cut models, heritage sites around the world are getting a makeover thanks to digital innovations.
Published 5 May 2017
Safecast, best known for its DIY Geiger counter, the bGeigie, just announced on April 29 its newest device: Solarcast has sensors to measure temperature, humidity, radiation and air quality.
Published 28 April 2017 by Cherise Fong
Conceived with Japanese farmers in mind, UECS-Pi is a functional prototype of an autonomous greenhouse that runs on a Raspberry Pi connected to an Arduino.
Published 11 April 2017 by Cherise Fong
A wall calendar made of intelligent paper that displays the latest updates from your smartphone is the idea underlying designer Kosho Tsuboi’s “Magic Calendar”.