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Avi contributes his knowledge in his columns for Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch and Money Inc. His articles cover the latest developments in exponential technology, from 3D-printed prosthetics to collaborative AI & IoT tools, approaching issues from multiple perspectives.

At CES, A CASE For The Future of Mobility

From faster, more affordable electric motorcycles to an autonomous shopping cart that follows you like a well-trained pet–mobility was on everyone’s minds at CES 2020 last week. But it wasn’t just the vehicles themselves that stole the show, it was also the CASE (Connectivity, Autonomy, Shared mobility, Electrification) technology that is enabling this next generation of mobility products.

How Blockchain Can Address Food Waste And Hunger

According to the World Food Program (via KPMG), 821 million people — nearly 1 in 9 on the planet — go to bed on an empty stomach. At the same time, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization reports that around 14% of the world’s food is lost before reaching the retail level — this can happen in on-farm activities, storage and transportation.

‘Autonomous last mile’ is coming and society needs to prepare

Drone-delivered meals, robot-conveyed packages…there has never been a better time to be a grownup with a toddler’s patience for gratification. The enabling technology is ready for society – but is society ready for it?

Autonomous Technology Requires Caution — And A Leap Of Faith

Historically, every wave of technological innovation — especially those that directly impact human well-being — has had detractors. With autonomous technology, we need to find a balance between caution and Luddism and learn to cherish our deepening relationship with technology.

The 5 Top AI Influencers to Follow on LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube

Cars can drive themselves. Our bodies can converse with ingestible sensors, alerting us to health issues long before we feel a single symptom. Companies are pouring millions into artificial intelligence, chatbots and machine learning. AI is one of the fastest growing and most exciting industries, and its influence is only getting bigger.

Why The Debate Around 3D-Printed Guns Needs To Change

Despite the headline, this article is actually about 3D-printed guns. It’s not about their legality, the threat they represent, the legal wrangling over them or even the societal wisdom of bearing arms. This article isn’t about 3D-printed guns because even the issue of 3D-printed guns itself is not truly about 3D-printed guns.

Commentary: 3D-Printed Guns Aren’t as Threatening as You Think

3D-printed guns produced by companies like Defense Distributed sound scary. But they’re not as dangerous as you think.

Disruptive technology and organized religion

More or less since Nietzsche declared God “dead” nearly 140 years ago, popular wisdom has held that science and religion are irreparably misaligned. However, at a recent conference hosted by the Vatican, I learned that even in the era of artificial intelligence and gene splicing, religious institutions and leaders still have much to contribute to society as both moral compass and source of meaning.

The Future Of Joblessness No One In Silicon Valley Wants To Talk About

Those who fear that robots are coming for our jobs were relieved in April when 14% of jobs in developed countries will likely be lost to AI in the near future, a significant reduction from new research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that fears of artificial intelligence (AI) were overblown.

Commentary: How 3D Printing Is Fighting Global Warming

Avi Reichental, founder and CEO of XponentialWorks, explains.

Commentary: How 3D Technology Is Saving World Heritage Sites

There’s a new way to fight for the preservation of our cultural and spiritual monuments.

The Top Five Lesser Known A.I. Companies You Should Be Aware of

In the very near future, the triple A’s – Artificial intelligence, Automation and Additive Manufacturing – will influence nearly every aspect of our lives.

How 3D Printing Is Reviving Craftsmanship Across The Globe

200 years ago, the Industrial Revolution upended global , paving the way for machine manufacturing and technology-dependent factories to take the reins from old-school hand production. Two centuries later, after much of our local craftsmanship muscle atrophied, a new form of disruption is reviving craftsmanship, giving it new life in the digital age.

Lighter, Cleaner, Safer, Faster: How 3D Printing is Transforming the Auto Industry – Money Inc

The auto industry is undergoing what is arguably the most disruptive and challenging period since Henry Ford democratized the horseless carriage. While the industry has rebounded considerably since the economic crisis of 2009, enjoying five good years of acceleration in new car sales, drivers seem to have hit the brakes in 2017.

How 3D printing is revolutionizing the housing industry

If you build it, they will come. And if you 3D-print it, they will come faster, cheaper and more sustainably. We live in an era of overpopulation and mass housing shortages. Yet we also live in a time of phenomenal digital innovation.

How 3-D Printing Is Revolutionizing The Concept Of Food

Waffles baked up in perfect geometric configurations, as intricate and unique as snowflakes. Smoothies created with perfectly portioned nutritional ratios. Sustainable ingredients like algae and duckweed harnessed for consumption to make your favorite dishes better for the environment. This isn’t the future of food, it’s the here and now — brought to you by the power of 3-D printing.

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

In 1983, Chuck Hall, the father of 3D printing, created something that was equal parts simple and earth-shattering. He manufactured the world’s first-ever 3D printer and used it to print a tiny eye wash cup. It was just a cup. But that cup paved the way for a quiet revolution, one that today is cha…

CES Reflections: The Future Of Autonomous Cars

CES is the world’s grandest stage for all sorts of electronics, and this year in Las Vegas, there was again no shortage of innovative smartphones, smart home terminals and other gadgets and gizmos. But it’s autonomous cars that continue to dominate our conversations on digital expansion and its wide-reaching implications, and the four-day trade show was proof of this, as it was awash with auto tech.

Lessons from CES: Where Investors See the Auto Industry Going

Another Consumer Electronics Show has wrapped for the year, and despite the crowds and the headline-making blackout, there are some fascinating takeaways in technology to chew over now that we’re all back home.

The Future Of 3-D Printing

3-D printing is an unstoppable force. Not too long ago, the printing speed and limited output of 3-D printers made them suitable only for rapid prototyping. But in the coming years, 3-D printers will be at the heart of full-scale production capabilities in several industries, from aerospace to automotive to health care to fashion.

The Evolution Of AI And Robotics Will Be Amazing (And Painful)

Artificial intelligence and robotics are two “overnight successes” that have been decades in the making, and their intersection will soon change a multitude of industries. The evolution of smarter AI and more-versatile robotics has helped both technologies to push past repetitive tasks to take on adaptive and more intelligent applications.

How IoT and AI Can Create a New Era of Collaboration

In the modern era, many of us communicate through smartphones and ubiquitous connectivity. These technologies have had a profound impact on the way people interact. We are now accustomed to “putting our brains online” wherever we may be, whether that means texting a friend, sharing a photo, answering a work email, or updating our calendar.

How IoT Technologies Can Help Solve A Global Food Crisis

The world discards nearly $1 trillion worth of food every year. It’s an astonishing statistic, and the vast majority of food spoilage happens after crops are harvested. Each year, a whopping 17% of the world’s crops are rendered inedible during storage and transit.