Science & Technology


The Rise of the Chatbots?   Recently updated !

Meet Albert, the Trademark Chatbot During our TEDxVienna Adventures Day I had the opportunity to look behind the scenes of one of the latest IT hypes: chatbots. While many proposed use cases of bots are in the area of customer service and support, here at the Adventure Base at the […]


Patents:
Ideas worth saving

Working on an invention requires energy, time and emotion. It occupies each and every aspect of your life, tests your limits and pushes you forward on a professional and personal level. Eventually, it results into your very own piece of full-hearted mental and physical work; your very own piece of intellectual property. But […]


Are you ready for an Adventure?

As you might know, our next TEDxViennaSalon event is just around the corner. We know that you love our conferences and this time we have something truly special for you. We’ll extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond the conference format and offer something entirely new – we are taking you on […]


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Exploring the World of Chatbots

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


Neil Harbisson, the first legally recognized cyborg

Interview with a Cyborg: Hearing ultraviolet and sensing time

The first Cyborg Artist Neil Harbisson is a cyborg, a cyborg rights activist and a cyborg artist. Although he was born with an extreme form of color blindness, the osseointegrated antenna implanted in his skull allows him to perceive color. At first, the antenna transposed light frequencies into sound frequencies, which he […]


Exploring Your Personality Online

When it’s 2AM and we can’t sleep, there are three general options out there for us: Reddit conspiracy theories, scary serial killer documentaries or online personality quizzes. Today we are going to talk about the latter. Hidden Dangers Online personality quizzes can be a super fun pastime activity. Tests like “Which […]


Enough of AI fear

Fears about AI Publications and reports about the risks and dangers of AI development have reached an inflationary level during the last few months. From boulevard papers to most respected scientists, we get warnings about jobs being eradicated and the end of humanity in dystopian scenarios. The reactions vary widely depending on the […]


Why the Real Thing Will be Worth Less than its Digital Twin

As a sequel to ’80s cult film Blade Runner is scheduled for US release this fall and will probably reach this side of the Atlantic shortly thereafter, one can’t help but think that companies such as Google have been working with virtual versions of us all along. Those feed on […]