Meet the Robots Powering Japan's New Tech Movement

On this episode of Hello World, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads to Japan to find people who are trying to wake the country up from its technological slumber. His journey goes from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. Along the way, he meets with Japan’s top roboticists making lifelike androids. He heads to Hitachi’s vaunted research labs to see the machines – robot helpers and autonomous vehicles – that the company thinks will take care of Japan’s senior citizens in the years to come. And he hangs out with a host of eccentric characters from robotics hobbyists to the world’s most prolific inventor–an 88-year-old man who claims to have invented both the floppy disk and the most stimulating sex potion known to man. ———- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series from Bloomberg that invites the viewer to come on a journey across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Join journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance on a quest to find the freshest, weirdest tech creations and the beautiful freaks behind them. Watch more Hello World episodes: Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: Bloomberg is the First Word in business news,…

This New Space Tech Could Someday Replace A/C

The starry night sky seems remarkably distant from the topic of air conditioning, but it’s revolutionizing the field in quite an unexpected way. In this episode of “The Spark,” watch how scientists from across the globe are harnessing natural phenomena to drastically redesign this century-old technology. Featured in this episode: Dr. Ernest (Kian Jon) Chua, National University of Singapore SkyCool Systems —– Spark is a series about the revolutionary technologies solving the world’s big problems. For more, subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube. Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: Connect with us on… Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Today’s air conditioning and refrigerationsystems essentially follow the same principles that have been aroundfor about hundred years. If we continue along today’s paththen that sets us up for a future where air conditioningmay actually become one of our single largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions later this century. Air conditioners have become inescapable part of our cities. They operate thanks to refrigerants – chemicals which when released into the atmosphere are potentgreenhouse gases. AC units also require huge amounts of energy. The U.S. uses more electricity for coolingthan Africa does for…

It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video

Fake videos and audio keep getting better, faster and easier to make, increasing the mind-blowing technology’s potential for harm if put in the wrong hands. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how good deep fakes have gotten in the last few months, and what’s being done to counter them. Video by Henry Baker, Christian Capestany “We’re entering an era in which our enemiescan make anyone say anything at any point in time.” Jordan Peele created this fake video of PresidentObama to demonstrate how easy it was to put words in someone else’s mouth- moving forward we need to be more vigilantwith what we trust from the internet. not everyone bought it, but the technologybehind it is rapidly improving, even as worries increase about its potential for harm. This is your Bloomberg QuickTake on Fake Videos. Deep fakes, or realistic-looking fake videosand audio, gained popularity as a means of adding famous actresses into porn scenes. Despite bans on major websites, they remaineasy to make and find. They’re named for the deep-learning AI algorithmsthat make them possible. Input real audio or video of a specific person-the more, the better- and the software tries to recognize patterns in speech and movement. Introduce a new element like…

China's High-Stakes Robot Wars

For two weeks each year, college students take over a massive stadium and fill it with fighting drones, plastic ammo, and rapt spectators. This is Robomasters …

Berika "Black Ops" 12g Shotgun BANNED!!!

Australian Customs have banned the Berika Black Ops 12g Shotgun. Stop your whinging and join or donate to an organisation that ALL SHOOTERS need to get behind: hey guys and welcome dollar reviews now put a post up on Facebook earlier today about the seizure notice or letter from customs to various dealers on seizing or prohibiting the import of the baraka 12-gauge black ops shotgun now there's a lot of talk a lot of chat about this if you want to have a look at it close so please jump on in my facebook page and you'll be able to see that because I've scanned both pages you know for people to have a look at now basically in a nutshell customs or border force have you wish to refer them as actually recalling these shotguns because they're saying that now due to cosmetic appearance of them they're classifying them as a prohibited firearm okay so in other words a full auto firearm now they're saying basically that it looks like an m16 or ar-15 variant and that's the reason for the reclassification under the import laws now keep in mind these import laws are federal laws okay so…

Lawyer Dog Goes Viral

April 20 (Bloomberg Law) — Question: How do you make something involving a lawyer go viral on the Internet? Answer: Make the lawyer a dog. In February …

Inside the Factory Where Robotic Dinosaurs Come to Life

Creature Technology is the world’s top animatronics company that makes giant dinosaurs, bears, gorillas, and whatever else museums and amusement parks need. In this segment of ‘Hello World: Australia,’ Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance visits the company’s warehouse and meets these incredible “creatures” in person. Watch the full episode: ———- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series by Bloomberg that invites the viewer to come on a journey across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Join journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance on a quest to find the freshest, weirdest tech creations and the beautiful freaks behind them. Watch more Hello World episodes: Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: Connect with us on… Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Oh welcome to Jurassic warehouse this is stegosaur stegosaur is for a jurassic world exhibition this is our t-rex she tends to steal the show and dominate the workshop I can't thinking one of these things is gonna eat me yeah Sonny Childers hails from Melbourne and co-founded creature technology since its birth in 2006 the…

The Glamorous Life of a Pro Gamer

At age 20, professional gamer Michael Schmale had it all: a steady salary, a team mansion overlooking Hollywood and a chef, personal trainer, coach and team manager who were all there to help him play at his best. But the job came with plenty of uncertainties too. This is the first episode of “Next Jobs”, a new series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito. Video by David Nicholson and Victoria Blackburne-Daniell —————- Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: Connect with us on… Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: just imagine living in this 15 million dollar home your pay to steady salary supported by a whole team of staff whose sole purpose is to get you to play at your best and if you don't perform you're cut from the team here we go round three round three and keep it going no breaks if you think this sounds like the life of a pro athlete you'd be right kind of stop your bitching it's the life of the sports player of the future live by the lucky few today as technology replaces old…