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#NYCTech - According to IDC research, global spending on smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will rise to $1.7 trillion in 2020 - making it one of the fastest growing markets in the nation. With these numbers, it’s no wonder...
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AI -  Over the last few months, the usual debate around unicorns and bubbles seems to have been put on hold a bit, as fears of a major crash have thankfully not materialized, at least for now.Instead another discussion has emerged, one...
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Cool Tech - This past week, I watched one of my favorite movies “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly.” Inspired by the highly anticipated premier of HBO’s remake of “West World,” (trailer below), I thought about recasting Albert...
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Cool Tech - On March 28, 1931, a small subsidiary of Boeing, United Airlines, announced that it completed the first transcontinental passenger flight in 27 hours. This ushered in the golden age of commercial American aviation, which lasted over...
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Cool Tech - Before discussing the wonders of marine robotics, I must comment on what is happening in Rio. More than any other Olympics, robots are playing a critical roll in capturing and reporting on athletes. Getty Images recently opened up a...
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#NYCTech -  It's not surprising or alarming to see a bike tied up somewhere with a missing wheel or seat. Imagine if the same were true for a car. We have gone to great measures to secure bicycles because bike theft is all too common in the...
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Cool Tech - Elon Musk had a rough week with the announcement of Tesla’s acquisition of his other company, SolarCity, for $3 billion. Following the announcement, the carmaker’s stock plummeted. However, Musk continued to persevere with his...
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#NYCTech - It's easy in the startup world to loosely throw the phrase "changing the world" around in a cavalier fashion.  However, there are very few companies that are truly changing the world; most are solving an isolated problem for a...
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Cool Tech - Recently, Suki Bagel, a 12-week-old Border Collie arrived in our house. Suki was so excited to be united with her new family that she peed on our kitchen floor. Seeing my disappointment, my wife retorted, “what do you expect,...
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AI - This past Monday, I accompanied my 18-year-old daughter to her road test. While there, I began reflecting on the amount of emphasis we put on developing good judgement. It struck me that, as we transition into an autonomous driving...
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Cool Tech - A top surgeon is carrying out the world's first live-streamed virtual reality (VR) operation on a human patient with colon cancer on Thursday.The operation is taking place at 1 p.m. GMT (8 a.m. EST) in a London...
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Cool Tech - One of my favorite TV shows as a kid was Get Smart. Who can forget The Cone of Silence, the Shoe Phone, and, of course, Agent 99. Max, Agent 86, was funniest when he failed.When thinking about autonomy, missing the target by...
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Cool Tech -  In the desert climate of Scottsdale, Arizona, rest 147 brains and bodies, all frozen in liquid nitrogen with the goal of being revived one day.It's not science fiction—to some it might not even be science—yet thousands of...
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Cool Tech - The flying car has long been a feature of science fiction. But now, a small group of entrepreneurs want to turn fiction into a reality.
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Cool Tech -  Last year, a leading group of academics and AI scientists called for a complete ban on “offensive autonomous weapons beyond meaningful human control.” The letter was signed by more than 20,000 people, including luminaries like...
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Cool Tech - A few months back, I went to the Mets playoff game at CitiField.  Driving home at 12:30 am, I was exhausted, which led me to accidentally turn the wrong way on Amsterdam Avenue.  Clearly, my car (via GPS) knew that I had made a...