sophia stuart is an award-winning digital strategist and technology commentator for ELLE China, Esquire Mexico, International Cinematographer’s Guild magazine and Ziff Davis PCMag, covering artificial intelligence, brain-machine interfaces, cyborgs and robots at Caltech, DARPA, NASA and US Army Cyber Command. She also reports from Hollywood on science fiction films, has interviewed directors Drake Doremus, Spike Jonze and Ridley Scott, former FBI agents, military, space and espionage experts.

From 2006 – 2013, she was an executive at Hearst, (publishers of brands including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar): as head of mobile for the USA, then promoted to head of digital for the international division with strategy oversight in almost 100 countries, including China, India, Korea and Russia. During this time she was voted one of the “Top 21 Social Media Superstars” (Min Online) and her group won many awards (Asian Publishing Award, Ad Age Media Vanguard Award and a Webby Award).

Sophia is British, based in Los Angeles, CA and represented by the literary agent Lisa Gallagher. For speaking and advisor engagements please contact Studio Kairos.

Reporting Back from the Future: A.I., Caltech, DARPA, military, NASA, robots, Sci-Fi, US Army Cyber Command: 


  1. Ada Lovelace: the world’s first computer programmer
  2. Androids: Fabricating Fassbender as Walter: Alien Covenant
  3. Affectiva: A.I. That Knows How You Feel
  4. A.I. Assistants
  5. Alelo: War Games
  6. ANA Avatar XPrize, Tachi Lab and Hiroshi Ishiguro
  7. Anonymous and Gabriella Coleman
  8. Applied Minds: Bran Ferren
  9. ARRIVAL: Aliens and Language
  10. Art Center Creates Next Gen Vehicles and Sleek Wearables
  11. Augmented Reality for Architects
  12. Berlin Start-Up Tech Scene
  13. Blue Marble: Therapeutic Neurogaming
  14. Brain Corp: Building Brains for Robots
  15. Building Superhumans for Mars
  16. Caltech Aquatic Robots 
  17. Carnegie Mellon: Digital Braille Tutor
  18. Cinematic VR: MPC, Faraday, Goosebumps
  19. Cisco, Spy Cases, Berlin and Innovation
  20. Cognionics and Qusp: Brain-Machine Interfaces
  21. Cognitive Code: SILVIA A.I. 
  22. Cognitive Leap: Brain Health, VR and China
  23. Columbia University: ThingSpace
  24. Criminal Justice Reform and Virtual Reality
  25. Cyborgs: MORGAN 
  26. Cyborgs: Ready?
  27. DARPA, AI and Robots
  28. DARPA: Hubo from Korea wins the Robotics Challenge
  29. Dash: The Room Service Robots Have Arrived
  30. DDoS Attacks: The Coming Swarm
  31. Digital Doppelganger: Robin Wright in The Congress
  32. Disaster Scenario Prep: City of Malibu, FEMA + CERT
  33. Drawsta: Augmented Reality for Clothing
  34. Equals Portrays a Future without Feelings (or Phones)
  35. Elon Musk: 12 Things you might not know
  36. Entangled: Are You Ready To Hack Consciousness?
  37. FBI: former agent Michael Panico on Blackhat
  38. Focus@Will Increases Theta Brain Frequencies For Flow States
  39. Georgia Tech, Dr. Sonia Chernova and the robot that learns
  40. Google: cover story for Esquire Mexico
  41. Her: Interviews with Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze
  42. Her: Interview with Spike Jonze
  43. Hidden Figures: The Women (at NASA) who did the Math to put a Man into Space
  44. Holograms and the digitization of humans at 8i
  45. How to Survive in L.A without Driving
  46. Hughes Research Lab: Brain-Machine Interfaces
  47. Human Stasis and Exoplanets: Passengers
  48. iCub: A Robot That Learns To Grow Up
  49. IMAX Launches VR in Hollywood 
  50. Independence Day: Resurgence and Alien Minds
  51. International Society for Presence Research [reprint]
  52. IONS: Dr. Julia Mossbridge on Mapping Inner Space
  53. IoT (1st) Thriller: Pierce Brosnan in I.T.
  54. iRobot: Dispatches Fall 2016
  55. James Bond: Spectre and the Gadgets of Q
  56. Jaunt VR Launches Doug Liman’s Invisible
  57. Josh: A.I. Inside Your Home
  58. [update 2017]: head of design Jason Hsin
  59. Jupiter Ascending: is it The Matrix in Space?
  60. L.A. Cleantech Incubator: Homeboy Recycling, Perception Robotics
  61. Los Alamos National Lab: Quantum Cryptography, Supercomputers
  62. Los Alamos National Lab: Space Storms
  63. Lucy: advanced intelligence (Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson)
  64. Magisto: mini movie-making
  65. MealViewer: edtech/nutritiontech
  66. MIT: Dr. Cynthia Breazeal Robots 
  67. NASA Ames: Building Robots for the International Space Station
  68. NASA Builds a Holodeck
  69. NASA JPL Gecko Hands
  70. NASA JPL RoboSimian robot 
  71. NASA JPL Volcano Robot
  72. NASA JPL Voyager Mission 40th Anniversary Dr. Ed Stone
  73. NASA Planetary Science Division Director (on The Martian)
  74. Nod: Gesture is the future
  75. ObEN: voiceprinting for IoT
  76. Otherworld: Building new places inside VR
  77. Port of Los Angeles: CyberCommand
  78. Qualcomm: drones
  79. Ridley Scott on The Martian 
  80. Robot Companions at RoboBusiness
  81. Robot Companions for dogs (really)
  82. RO-MAN 2016: Future of HRI 
  83. Samsung Research America: Hack Reality
  84. Selma Sabanovic: global robot culture
  85. SRI International: Dr. William Mark at AI World 2016
  86. Superheroes: Marvel’s Jessica Jones
  87. Swarovski wearables
  88. Tally: the robot that loves retail
  89. Techstars Healthcare Accelerator: Ella
  90. Tesla Energy: Elon Musk and his Powerwall
  91. Texpert: Training A.I. in Relationship Dramas
  92. Trinity College Dublin: Robbie the Robot
  93. US Army Cyber Command 
  94. UCLA Architects of Tomorrow  
  95. UCLA Robot Haptics Bair Claw
  96. VRB from Samsung Accelerator 
  97. USC: Avatars
  98. USC Helps Soldiers With PTSD
  99. USC: Holograms Preserve Holocaust Testimonies
  100. USC: Next Gen J-School Clark Kent and Lois Lane Types
  101. USC: Space Robots Dr. Wei-Min Shen
  102. USC: Virtual Humans Serve at US Vets 
  103. Virtually Human: Dr. Martine Rothblatt
  104. VR: State of the Industry (Cinema Thread)
  105. VR Nerds
  106. VR Clinical Futures: Dial Down the Morphine
  107. WEVR: Enchantment VR from Jon Favreau and Neville Spiteri
  108. Zappo Labs: Golden Krishna

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Contact: sophsstuart(at)gmail(dot)com.