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sophia stuart is an award-winning digital strategist and technology commentator for ELLE China, Esquire Mexico, Singularity Hub 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. 4D Cinema, Korean Style

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

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