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Feb 28, 2024

New AI image generator is 8 times faster than OpenAI’s best tool — and can run on cheap computers

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Scientists used “knowledge distillation” to condense Stable Diffusion XL into a much leaner, more efficient AI image generation model that can run on low-cost hardware.

Feb 28, 2024

Buick unveils new design and branding with a sleek gold Wildcat EV

Posted by in category: transportation

Buick is in the middle of “an evolution” as it introduces a new design based on the Wildcat EV concept. The company revealed a new tagline and brand campaign, “Exceptional by design,” showcased by a sleek gold Wildcat EV model.

Although Buick has yet to launch its first EV in the US, the automaker is prepping for its next era. The revamp started with an updated tri-shield in June 2022, unveiling the stunning Wildcat EV concept.

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Feb 28, 2024

Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2024

Posted by in category: life extension

The leading networking event for rejuvenation startups, longevity investors, and translational researchers.

Feb 28, 2024

Researchers identify enzyme key to training cells to fight autoimmune disorders

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently released a first-of-its-kind study focusing on the rare autoimmune disorder aplastic anemia to understand how a subset of cells might be trained to correct the overzealous immune response that can lead to fatal autoimmune disorders. The research, published in Frontiers in Immunology, identifies a specific enzyme known as PRMT5, as a key regulator of suppressive activity in a specialized population of cells.

The is a marvel of evolution. When a pathogen enters the body, can identify it, call for backup, attack the pathogen, and then, when the threat has been eradicated, return to a peaceful state. But sometimes, as in the rare autoimmune disorder aplastic , something goes wrong.

In patients with aplastic anemia, the aberrant immune cells, in this case Th1 cells, misidentify healthy stem cells in bone marrow as pathogenic and attack them. Without these bone marrow stem cells, the body can’t make white blood cells to fight infections, red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, or platelets that help stop bleeding.

Feb 28, 2024

16,000 mph Faster! Is Earth in a Race Towards a Black Hole Catastrophe?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Key Takeaways:

This remarkable revelation is the outcome of 15 years’ worth of data collected by the Japanese radio astronomy project known as VERA, or VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry. VERA utilizes advanced interferometry techniques, uniting data from radio telescopes across the Japanese archipelago.

Feb 28, 2024

Nemotron-4 15B Technical Report

Posted by in category: futurism

Nvidia announces Nemotron-4 15B https://huggingface.co/papers/2402.16819 introduce Nemotron-4 15B, a 15-billion-parameter large multilingual language model trained on 8 trillion text tokens.


Join the discussion on this paper page.

Feb 28, 2024

The surprising link between gut bacteria and devastating eye diseases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Finding raises hopes that antibiotics could treat some genetic diseases that can cause blindness — but also prompts doubts.

Feb 28, 2024

Your idea is Pika’s command

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Supposedly workin on getting text to video AI characters to talk:


The idea-to-video platform that sets your creativity in motion.

Feb 28, 2024

AI video wars heat up as Pika adds Lip Sync powered by ElevenLabs

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

While Pika’s AI generated videos remain arguably lower quality and less “realistic” than the ones shown off by OpenAI’s Sora or even another rival AI video generation startup, Runway, the addition of the new Lip Sync feature puts it ahead of both in offering capabilities disruptive to traditional filmmaking software.

With Lip Sync, Pika is addressing one of the last remaining barriers to AI being useful for creating longer narrative films. Most other leading AI video generators don’t yet currently offer a similar feature natively.

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Feb 27, 2024

Nasal drops might prevent PTSD

Posted by in categories: existential risks, neuroscience

New research shows that nasal drops of neuropeptide Y triggers extinction of fear memories in an animal model of PTSD.

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