I've always wondered why good people in many countries chose to support or elect evil leaders. In these troubled times, it baffled me that most of the world was actually doubling down on leaders they wouldn't choose as friends or to marry their daughters (yes, most evil leaders are men)…


Researchers at Google and UC Berkeley developed, in late 2017, a new artificial intelligence technology able to generate realistic voices 100% synthesized by a computer.

This technology is now in the wild and is being used to clone celebrities’ voices. After training the AI model in hundreds of hours of…


The exponential evolution of AI continues full steam in 2021. Last week, OpenAI, a research startup focused on building the first general artificial intelligence, released another very impressive piece of AI called DALL-E.

The new algorithm is capable of creating any kind of image or illustration directly from a text…


Elon Musk, the serial entrepreneur, inventor and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has created two of the most important and innovative companies ever. Tesla, with their incredible cars and technology, has singlehandedly moved the automotive world towards electrification. …


It is 2020 and technology continues its march towards disrupting different industries. As we all know, fireworks are one of the biggest tourist draws for the celebration of New Year's Eves around the world in cities such as Rio de Janeiro or Sydney. …


I am an optimist about the positive impact brought by technology. It made our life easier and better in so many ways. However, we must not forget technology is just a tool invented by humans, and as any tool, it is agnostic. …


Humans generally underestimate technology in the long term and overestimate it in the short term. Part of my job at Innovalab includes reading and researching about the state of tech (4–6 hours a day), talking to specialists from different areas and then distil their commercial and personal interests from what…


We are living in strange times where objective reality is under attack. Due to the rise of social media, where engagement algorithms amplify our own social bubble, anyone can spread their opinions, find their audience and be applauded no matter what they say.

This social reinforcement gives courage to people…


InnovaLab teaches high school students on how to thrive in a tech driven world

After leaving my MIT position as an entrepreneur in residence, I decided to join InnovaLab as a co-founder and CEO to build on the amazing work Raquel Costa spearheaded. …


MIT is known as one of the best, if not the best, science and engineering university in the world. After interacting with more than 400+ undergrads and graduates as an Entrepreneur in Residence, I am sure it is fair to say the fame is well deserved and is absolutely true.

Reinaldo Normand

CEO and co-founder of InnovaLab (http://www.innovalab.us). I blog about tech, innovation, entrepreneurship and culture. Opinions are my own.

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