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

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