The Inventor Digest: AI, Cars, and Teens

The things you should have a look at this weekend.

News

Elon Musk wants to merge AI and human minds. This is his obvious solution to his fear that AI is going to control us. Link.

Lots of details about AI and the human brain in this article from Wait But Why. Link.


Tech Trends

We can predict the rise of autonomous, electric cars. But what are the consequences of this?

For sure, mass adoption of electric cars is going to impact: automotive suppliers, tax revenue from gas, car maintenance, gas stations, electricity consumption, charging points, battery technology…

Autonomous cars will have consequences on: parking space, congestion and road capacity, commute experience, accident rate, vehicle design, car ownership, public transport, jobs, real estate…

“Cars have remade cities over the past century, and if cars are now going to change entirely, cities will change too.” Link.


Customer Insight

Google gathered interesting data about American Teens (13–17) and their relationships with digital, especially mobile phones.

Two key elements: Getting a phone is a defining moment for them (likely to be more defining than when you get your first car, if you ever get one). And video is the format that dominates their attention on mobile. Link.


Podcast

How Nolan Bushnell founded Atari—where Steve Jobs had one of his first jobs. Link.