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

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