Reporting Back from the Future: A.I., cyborgs, DARPA, military, NASA, robots, Sci-Fi

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

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