Category: Technology and Innovation

Flamethrowers and Elon Musk: How The Billionaire Produced The Weapons

An image of elon musk's boring company and its flamethrower product

Video games such as Bethesda’s masterpiece “Fallout” series or Rockstar Games’ classic “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” with excessive violence as one of its signature characteristics, a flamethrower is often the cornerstone of grotesquely violent choices. Usually alongside a rocket launcher, minigun or grenade launcher, the World War I and II weapon is capable of shooting… Read More

Sophia: The AI-Powered Robot Turned Overnight Celebrity

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed with Sophia the Robot

During the previous week on MUI, I took a much-needed break reporting on Donald Trump’s tweets and Jeff Sessions’ daily attacks on marijuana; instead I reported on one of the most prominent individuals in modern popular culture in 2017, and her rise to stardom (including receiving the full stardom treatment like appearing on “The Tonight… Read More

Sophia: The Story of The Robot Given Saudi Citizenship And Appearing at The United Nations

Sophia the robot

The increasingly line between artificial intelligence and natural humans is starting to become blurred as artificial intelligence (AI) is leveraged and paired up with cutting edge advanced robotics research and development. What is arguably most unsettling about the thought of technology becoming more self-aware and cognizant, is a possible “Terminator” future where the remaining humans battle… Read More

AI Park: China To Build $2.1 Billion Technology Theme Park

Artificial Intelligence

During my stint at Tragic Kingdom, one of the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, I was overtaken by the feeling of nostalgia, almost as if the entire park was a time capsule. While there were constant renovations and new construction — otherwise known as “Pixie Dust” — occurring throughout the 107-acre… Read More

Why McDonald’s Hacked Twitter Account Should Concern Us All

McDonald’s official Twitter account was recently hacked and a critical tweet was posted against President Trump calling him, “a disgusting excuse of a President,” and then adding he has, “tiny hands.” McDonald’s has two accounts with Twitter, one is its corporate account on which the tweet was posted that has 151,000 followers. The other account… Read More