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Dec 7, 2023

Is the Answer 42? Navigating the New Era of AI Intelligence

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

This blog post is tailored to capture the interest of a professional management and executive audience, combining theoretical insights with practical advice. It aims to provoke thought and encourage a proactive approach to the integration of AI in the business world.

Dec 7, 2023

Google DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis Says Gemini Is a New Breed of AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google’s new AI model Gemini launched today inside the Bard chatbot. It could go on to advance robotics and other projects, says Demis Hassabis, the AI executive leading the project.

Dec 7, 2023

Windows 12 is apparently launching in June 2024 alongside a wave of new AI PCs

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

2024 will see the arrival of the first AI PCs from hardware companies, and a new report indicates that they’re set to launch alongside Windows 12 in June.

Dec 7, 2023

Quantum theory the church Turing principle and the universal quantum computer by David Deutsch

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

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Dec 7, 2023

Study reveals genes that set humans apart from other primates in cognitive ability

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, genetics, health, neuroscience

An international team led by researchers at the University of Toronto has uncovered over 100 genes that are common to primate brains but have undergone evolutionary divergence only in humans—and which could be a source of our unique cognitive ability.

The researchers, led by Associate Professor Jesse Gillis from the Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research and the department of physiology at U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, found the genes are expressed differently in the brains of humans compared to four of our relatives—chimpanzees, gorillas, macaques and marmosets.

The findings, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggest that reduced , or tolerance to loss-of-function mutations, may have allowed the genes to take on higher-level cognitive capacity. The study is part of the Human Cell Atlas, a global initiative to map all to better understand health and disease.

Dec 7, 2023

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

Some new concepts for me but interesting and a good step forward.

A team of researchers working on DARPA’s Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program has created the first-ever quantum circuit with logical quantum bits (qubits), a key discovery that could accelerate fault-tolerant quantum computing and revolutionize concepts for designing quantum computer processors.

The ONISQ program began in 2020 seeking to demonstrate a quantitative advantage of quantum information processing by leapfrogging the performance of classical-only supercomputers to solve a particularly challenging class of problem known as combinatorial optimization. The program pursued a hybrid concept to combine intermediate-sized “noisy”— or error-prone — quantum processors with classical systems focused specifically on solving optimization problems of interest to defense and commercial industry. Teams were selected to explore various types of physical, non-logical qubits including superconducting qubits, ion qubits, and Rydberg atomic qubits.

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Dec 7, 2023

British Columbia’s carbon pricing has led to cleaner air: study

Posted by in category: health

As Canadian politicians continue an intense debate over emissions policies, a new study has found that the country’s carbon pricing scheme in British Columbia has a health benefit: Air in the Pacific province is now cleaner to breathe.

British Columbia (BC) introduced a carbon tax in 2008.

Dec 7, 2023

PFAS exposure linked to decreased bone health in adolescents and young adults

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, food, health

Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), manufactured chemicals used in products such as food packaging and cosmetics, can lead to reproductive problems, increased cancer risk and other health issues. A growing body of research has also linked the chemicals to lower bone mineral density, which can lead to osteoporosis and other bone diseases. But most of those studies have focused on older, non-Hispanic white participants and only collected data at a single point in time.

Now, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have replicated those results in a of two groups of young participants, primarily Hispanics, a group that faces a heightened risk of disease in adulthood.

“This is a population completely understudied in this area of research, despite having an increased risk for bone disease and osteoporosis,” said Vaia Lida Chatzi, MD, Ph.D., a professor of population and public health sciences at the Keck School of Medicine and the study’s senior author.

Dec 7, 2023

#BuildFor2030: Empowering an inclusive and accessible world

Posted by in categories: innovation, neuroscience

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Accessibility empowers innovation for everyone.

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Dec 7, 2023

Coming Into the Fold: DNA Origami

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, nanotechnology

In 2006, Paul Rothemund transformed the field of DNA nanotechnology when he unveiled an innovative approach for making shapes and patterns from genetic material.

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