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

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