sophia stuart is an award-winning digital strategist and technology commentator for ELLE China, Esquire Latino, 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/advisory 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. Berggruen Institute: a Star Trek Federation Style Wise Counsel 
  16. Berlin Start-Up Tech Scene
  17. Blue Marble: Therapeutic Neurogaming
  18. Body Vibes: Ready for Bio-Frequency Tech?
  19. Brain Corp: Building Brains for Robots
  20. Building Superhumans for Mars
  21. Cafe X: Hello Robot Barista, Make Mine an Americano
  22. Caltech Aquatic Robots 
  23. Carnegie Mellon: Digital Braille Tutor
  24. Children’s Hospital L.A. uses Big Data and Tiny Robots
  25. Cinematic VR: MPC, Faraday, Goosebumps
  26. Cisco, Spy Cases, Berlin and Innovation
  27. Cognionics and Qusp: Brain-Machine Interfaces
  28. Cognitive Code: SILVIA A.I. 
  29. Cognitive Leap: Brain Health, VR and China
  30. Columbia University: ThingSpace
  31. Criminal Justice Reform and Virtual Reality
  32. Cyborgs: MORGAN 
  33. Cyborgs: Ready?
  34. DARPA, AI and Robots
  35. DARPA Hackathon at NASA 
  36. DARPA: Hubo from Korea wins the Robotics Challenge
  37. Dash: The Room Service Robots Have Arrived
  38. DCDC Delivers Movies Via Satellite
  39. DDoS Attacks: The Coming Swarm
  40. Digital Doppelganger: Robin Wright in The Congress
  41. Disaster Scenario Prep: City of Malibu, FEMA + CERT
  42. The Robo-Doctor Will See You Now
  43. Dolby Labs: Dr. Poppy Crum on the future of sound + vision
  44. Dr. A.I. Builds an Intelligent Synthetic “Sherlock”
  45. Drawsta: Augmented Reality for Clothing
  46. EdTech: YaLa Academy for Peace in the Middle East
  47. Equals Portrays a Future without Feelings (or Phones)
  48. Elon Musk: 12 Things you might not know
  49. Entangled: Are You Ready To Hack Consciousness?
  50. FBI: former agent Michael Panico on Blackhat
  51. Fleet Space CEO Flavia Tata Nardini on Nanosatellites and IoT
  52. Focus@Will Increases Theta Brain Frequencies For Flow States
  53. Georgia Tech, Dr. Sonia Chernova and the robot that learns
  54. Gita, the robot that follows you around [Piaggio]
  55. Google: cover story for Esquire Mexico
  56. Her: Interviews with Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze
  57. Her: Interview with Spike Jonze
  58. Hidden Figures: The Women (at NASA) who did the Math to put a Man into Space
  59. Holograms and the digitization of humans at 8i
  60. How to Survive in L.A without Driving
  61. Hughes Research Lab: Brain-Machine Interfaces
  62. Human Stasis and Exoplanets: Passengers
  63. iCub: A Robot That Learns To Grow Up
  64. IMAX Launches VR in Hollywood 
  65. Independence Day: Resurgence and Alien Minds
  66. International Society for Presence Research [reprint]
  67. IONS: Dr. Julia Mossbridge on Mapping Inner Space
  68. IoT (1st) Thriller: Pierce Brosnan in I.T.
  69. iRobot: Dispatches Fall 2016
  70. James Bond: Spectre and the Gadgets of Q
  71. Japanese Red Cross on Disaster tech [Global Humanitarian Conf]
  72. Jaunt VR Launches Doug Liman’s Invisible
  73. Joe “Kingpin” Grand on Hacker History
  74. Josh: A.I. Inside Your Home
  75. [update 2017]: head of design Jason Hsin
  76. Jupiter Ascending: is it The Matrix in Space?
  77. Kopin Builds Augmented Reality Prototypes
  78. L.A. Cleantech Incubator: Homeboy Recycling, Perception Robotics
  79. Los Alamos National Lab: Quantum Cryptography, Supercomputers
  80. Los Alamos National Lab: Space Storms
  81. Lucy: advanced intelligence (Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson)
  82. Magisto: mini movie-making
  83. Mars City Design + Giant 3D Printers in the Mojave Desert
  84. MealViewer: edtech/nutritiontech
  85. MIT: Dr. Cynthia Breazeal Robots 
  86. NASA Ames: Building Robots for the International Space Station
  87. NASA: Astrobee Robots are heading to the ISS
  88. NASA Builds a Holodeck
  89. NASA JPL Gecko Hands
  90. NASA JPL RoboSimian robot 
  91. NASA JPL Volcano Robot
  92. NASA JPL Voyager Mission 40th Anniversary Dr. Ed Stone
  93. NASA Planetary Science Division Director (on The Martian)
  94. NASA Valkyrie: Dr. Luis Sentis from UT Austin
  95. Nod: Gesture is the future
  96. ObEN: voiceprinting for IoT
  97. Otherworld: Building new places inside VR
  98. Panasonic Builds a Smart City in the Middle of Nowhere
  99. Port of Los Angeles: CyberCommand
  100. Qualcomm: drones
  101. Ridley Scott on The Martian 
  102. Robot Companions at RoboBusiness
  103. Robot Companions for dogs (really)
  104. RO-MAN 2016: Future of HRI 
  105. Samsung Research America: Hack Reality
  106. Sarcos Builds Iron Man Style Exoskeletons (without the Arc Reactor)
  107. Selma Sabanovic: global robot culture
  108. Software Defined Radio: Dr. Linda Doyle at DARPA
  109. SRI International: Dr. William Mark at AI World 2016
  110. Stanford University: Dr. Wendy Ju Designs Friendly Robots
  111. Stanford Health Hackathon
  112. Superheroes: Marvel’s Jessica Jones
  113. Swarovski wearables
  114. Tally: the robot that loves retail
  115. Techstars Healthcare Accelerator: Ella
  116. Tesla Energy: Elon Musk and his Powerwall
  117. Texpert: Training A.I. in Relationship Dramas
  118. Trinity College Dublin: Robbie the Robot
  119. US Army Cyber Command 
  120. UCLA Architects of Tomorrow  
  121. UCLA Robot Haptics Bair Claw
  122. UCLA: TEVI A.I. is Thinking On Her Own – and it’s spooky 
  123. UCLA: Dr. Mayank Mehta: Does VR Rewire Your Brain? 
  124. UCLA: Dr. Miryung Kim on data science, Microsoft and starting students early
  125. UCLA: Dr. Nanthia Suthana on VR and Brain Implants
  126. USC: Avatars
  127. USC Body Computing Gets Marines Through Training
  128. USC Helps Soldiers With PTSD
  129. USC: Holograms Preserve Holocaust Testimonies
  130. USC: How Big is the Internet? Dr. John Heidemann Knows
  131. USC: Next Gen J-School Clark Kent and Lois Lane Types
  132. USC: Space Robots Dr. Wei-Min Shen
  133. USC: Swarming Cellular Robotic Systems
  134. USC: Virtual Humans Serve at US Vets
  135. VRB from Samsung Accelerator  
  136. Virtually Human: Dr. Martine Rothblatt
  137. VR: State of the Industry (Cinema Thread)
  138. VR Nerds
  139. VR Clinical Futures: Dial Down the Morphine
  140. WEVR: Enchantment VR from Jon Favreau and Neville Spiteri
  141. Woebot: Your A.I. Robot Therapist Just Logged On
  142. Year Million: When Death is Optional
  143. Zappo Labs: Golden Krishna

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