Start-up Atolla harnesses AI to make personalised skincare products

Data meets dermatology at Brooklyn-based skincare start-up Atolla, launched by an MIT engineer who has applied machine-learning algorithms to fix problem skin. The Atolla Skin Health System works by giving users testing kits to measure the exact characteristics of their skin — specifically, its hydration, oil, pH and absorption. It then sends them a face […]

Whooshh Passage Portal uses AI to shoot fish through a tube over dams

Fish with migration paths blocked by a dam can be shot over the top via the Whooshh Passage Portal technology after being sorted by artificial intelligence. Whooshh Innovations is a Seattle-based company that is developing better technology to help fish migrate over dams. The Whooshh Passage Portal is their latest all-in-one system for fish passage. […]

Patent applications filed to claim ownership of designs for a machine

Patent applications have been filed on behalf of a machine called Dabus that used AI to design a plastic food container and a flashing light. If successful it would be the first time a machine has been recognised as the owner of a design by patent offices. Applications have been made to the US, EU and UK patent offices […]

Jump through space and time on our Pinterest boards

We’re taking a glimpse into utopian and dystopian designs for the future on our updated Pinterest boards, from 3D-printed set design, to wearable technology and projects set in space. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the Pincode below to explore Dezeen’s feed. Read […]

Elon Musk’s Neuralink implant will “merge” humans with AI

Tesla founder Elon Musk has launched tech startup Neuralink to build implants that connect human brains with computer interfaces via artificial intelligence. The approaching technology would see groups of minuscule, flexible electrode “threads” implanted into the human brain by a neurosurgical robot. These threads detect and record the electrical signals in the brain, and transmit […]

Ultravioletto’s Neural Mirror shows audiences an AI reflection of themselves

Visitors to a former church in the Italian city of Spoleto will encounter a mirror that uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to build an otherworldly image of themselves. Italian design studio Ultravioletto created the Neural Mirror installation to give audiences a chance to contemplate the controversial technologies in an artistic setting. The ghostly, rainbow-coloured […]

Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept reimagines grand touring for the year 2035

Bentley looks to the future with the EXP 100 GT concept car that pairs artificial intelligence with sustainable materials made from recycled rice-husks and wine-production waste. Fully electric with the option of autonomous driving, the EXP 100 GT was released yesterday in celebration of the car brand’s 100th birthday. Made from lightweight aluminium and carbon […]

Beatrice Sangster-Bullers combines fashion and AI to make “emotionally intelligent” clothing

Central Saint Martins fashion graduate Beatrice Sangster-Bullers integrates artificial intelligence into garments that display the wearer’s emotions. Called The Order of The Singularity, the graduate collection combines AI technology with smart materials to create wearable, “emotionally intelligent” clothing. Sensors integrated into the garments use algorithms to map the wearer’s current mental state. The wearer can […]

Spot toy by New Deal Design encourages kids to be “in-the-moment”

Gadi Amit’s studio New Deal Design has invented an Artificial intelligence-equipped toy to fight the “distraction economy” by nurturing children’s attention spans. Called Spot, the toy is geared at learning and discovery. It functions primarily as a handheld scanner that kids can point at an object around them — think a flower or a bird […]

AI robot Ai-Da presents her original artworks in University of Oxford exhibition

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture made by Ai-Da, a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence, has been unveiled at a gallery in the UK. Ai-Da, who is named after pioneering scientist Ada Lovelace, was revealed along with her creations at St John’s College at the University of Oxford. Ai-Da’s drawings are fed into AI […]

Sony explores robot-human relationships with Affinity in Autonomy exhibition

Sony has staged an artificial intelligence-themed exhibition, featuring a field of white spheres that move as if they have their own personalities. The Japanese electronics company took over Spazio Zegna during Milan design week with the Affinity in Autonomy exhibition, which explored the future of robot-human relations. The exhibition was partly inspired by Aibo, Sony‘s […]

Museum creates deepfake Salvador Dalí to greet visitors

The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida has used a controversial artificial intelligence technique to “bring the master of surrealism back to life”. The art museum worked with San Francisco advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners on the Dalí Lives video installation, which looks like it stars the real Salvador Dalí but is actually what’s known […]

The Barbican dives deep into artificial intelligence with More Than Human exhibition

Chatbots, facial recognition tech, deep-fake videos and newly commissioned installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek are on display at The Barbican‘s sprawling AI: More Than Human exhibition. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging approach to the topic of artificial intelligence, with immersive and interactive displays spread throughout the brutalist cultural centre. Alter by Hiroshi Ishiguro […]

Yuri Suzuki gives Raymond Scott’s Electronium electronic sequencer an AI makeover

Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki has reimagined a sixty-year-old electronic sequencer machine as a physical piece of music software that uses artificial intelligence to generate melodies. The software will be presented at the upcoming Barbican exhibition AI: More Than Human Conceived by musician Raymond Scott in 1959, the Electronium, which is regarded as the world’s first electronic sequencer, […]

Ford makes Self-Braking Trolley that can’t be crashed

Automobile maker Ford has borrowed anti-collision technology from its cars to build a supermarket trolley that children can’t crash. The Self-Braking Trolley is designed to stop automatically before hitting a person, shelf or any other obstacle. The feature could prevent many uncomfortable rogue trolley scenarios, but Ford designed it with children in mind. The US company […]

Layer and Nio’s intelligent Pal scooter learns your favourite routes

Layer has teamed up with Chinese automotive company Nio to design an electric scooter that uses artificial intelligence and machine-learning technology to autonomously take you on your preferred routes. The smart scooter, called Pal, is a “near-future concept” that aims to alleviate the growing issue of congestion in cities by offering flexible and convenient last-mile travel. […]

Philippe Starck, Kartell and Autodesk unveil “world’s first production chair designed with artificial intelligence”

This captioned video produced by Dezeen for Autodesk reveals Philippe Starck‘s A.I. chair for Kartell, which the software company claims is the first chair designed using artificial intelligence to be put into production. Launched at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair during Milan design week 2019, the chair was designed by Starck using prototype generative design software developed by […]

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