Dawn Dickson: Transforming Vending Machines Through AI

TSmart vending machines are common sights across Japan, a country where jidohanbaiki dispense everything from beer to sake and from batteries to magazines. Some of these machines are able to develop relationships with shoppers, and this is something that is clearly lacking in the United States, a market that is ripe for revolution in automated…

Harry Potter, come get your cloak

You might call it Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, but it’s not. A “magical” shield that can make objects ‘vanish’ behind an innovative light-bending material has been created for the military. The developers, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp, claim its new application is based on Quantum Stealth Technology – also known as the “Invisibility Cloak.” Yes. Potter is…

Cardi B’s Wild Trip to Africa

Award-winning rapper Cardi B has wrapped up her West African tour. The trip included performances in Nigeria and Ghana, memorable moments with fans, and some meaningful acts of philanthropy. Writing for Quartz Africa, Saratu Abiola describes Cardi B’s time in Africa as “refreshing” for both the way she embraced the people and the positive representation…