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Feb 9, 2024

New Apple AI Model Edits Images Based on Natural Language Input

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Apple researchers have released a new open-source AI model that is capable of editing images based on a user’s natural language instructions (via VentureBeat).

Feb 9, 2024

Google Prepares for a Future Where Search Isn’t King

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CEO Sundar Pichai tells WIRED that Google’s new, more powerful Gemini chatbot is an experiment in offering users a way to get things done without a search engine. It’s also a direct shot at ChatGPT.

Feb 8, 2024

FCC bans AI-generated voices in robocalls that can deceive voters

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The announcement comes as New Hampshire authorities are advancing their investigation into AI-generated robocalls that mimicked President Joe Biden’s voice to discourage people from voting in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary last month.

READ MORE: Authorities target two firms in probe of AI robocalls impersonating Biden before New Hampshire’s primary

Effective immediately, the regulation empowers the FCC to fine companies that use AI voices in their calls or block the service providers that carry them. It also opens the door for call recipients to file lawsuits and gives state attorneys general a new mechanism to crack down on violators, according to the FCC.

Feb 8, 2024

Sam Altman Seeks Trillions of Dollars to Reshape Business of Chips and AI

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Sam Altman was already trying to lead the development of human-level artificial intelligence. Now he has another great ambition: raising trillions of dollars to reshape the global semiconductor industry.

The OpenAI chief executive officer is in talks with investors including the United Arab Emirates government to raise funds for a wildly ambitious tech initiative that would boost the world’s chip-building capacity, expand its ability to power AI, among other things, and cost several trillion dollars, according to people familiar with the matter. The project could require raising as much as $5 trillion to $7 trillion, one of the people said.

The fundraising plans, which face significant obstacles, are aimed at solving constraints to OpenAI’s growth, including the scarcity of the pricey AI chips required to train large language models behind AI systems such as ChatGPT. Altman has often complained that there aren’t enough of these kinds of chips—known as graphics processing units, or GPUs—to power OpenAI’s quest for artificial general intelligence, which it defines as systems that are broadly smarter than humans.

Feb 8, 2024

All Neural Networks, All Autonomous, All 1X speed

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1X presents All Neural Networks.


Our environments are designed for humans, so we design our hardware to take after the human form for maximum generality. To make the best use of this general-purpose hardware, we also pursue the maximally general approach to autonomy: learning motor behaviors end-to-end from vision using neural networks.

Feb 8, 2024

‘Walking car’ in photos: Hyundai’s Elevate, an electric car with robotic legs

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Hyundai’s CRADLE and Sundberg-Ferar join forces to create Elevate—an electric car with robotic legs, the ‘walking car,’ designed to tackle challenging terrains.

Feb 8, 2024

Meet The World’s Smallest Humanoid Robot

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A two-legged bot that’s shorter than a standard ballpoint pen just snatched the Guinness World Record for smallest humanoid robot.


The new Guinness World Record holder, engineered by the robotics team at Hong Kong’s Diocesan Boys’ School, stands just 5.5 inches tall and can dance and do kung-fu.

Feb 8, 2024

Futuristic Finance: AI’s Seductive Power In Reshaping Private Equity

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In the dynamic and fast-paced world of private equity, AI integration is not just a passing trend; it’s a transformative force reshaping the landscape of the industry. As firms navigate the complexities of investments, market analysis, and financial predictions, AI emerges as a beacon of efficiency, insight, and innovation.

Currently, AI’s integration in private equity is impressive but not expansive. Most firms primarily focused on data analysis, deal sourcing, and risk assessment. Firms like KKR & Co. and Blackstone pioneered this industry revolution, leveraging AI to analyze market trends, evaluate potential investments, and enhance decision-making processes. For instance, consider how AI algorithms process vast amounts of data to identify promising investment opportunities. By sifting through global financial reports, news, and company data, AI provides a deeper understanding of risks and rewards, at level of volume and understanding that most human analysts would find overwhelming.

Additionally, private equity firms find AI-driven risk assessment models indispensable. These models predict market fluctuations, assess potential investment hazards, and offer a more nuanced understanding of various sectors. This predictive power allows firms to make more informed decisions, balancing risks with potential returns more effectively.

Feb 8, 2024

‘Electric Medicine:’ AI Startup Reads Brainwaves To Fix Sleep, Pain

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Massachusetts startup Elemind has raised $12 million to read brainwaves and treat people for sleep disorders, long-term pain, tremors, and to speed up learning rates. Clinical trials show the company’s wearable device can accelerate sleep up to 70% faster, reduce tremors in patients with physiological shaking up to 50%, and boost learning rates.

“We use a wearable neurotech device to read the brain in real time and intercept it in real time with something called neurostimulation,” Elemind co-founder and CEO Meredith Perry told me on a recent TechFirst podcast. “That’s using sound or light or vibration or electricity to stimulate the brain. And when we do that, we can actually guide the brain precisely, and that leads to a behavior change. So like a drug, but much smarter and without the side effects.”

Feb 8, 2024

This robot can figure out how to open almost any door on its own

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A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has successfully developed a new program that enables robots to learn how to open doors independently.


A robot that can learn to open most types of doors, cabinets, drawers and refrigerators – without human direction – may pave the way for your future robot butler.

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