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May 17, 2024

Bottom-up Nanotechnology Explained

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Discover bottom-up nanotechnology: precision construction of nanostructures for breakthroughs in medicine, electronics, and beyond.

May 17, 2024

Artificial intelligence calculates phase diagrams

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

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a new method for calculating phase diagrams of physical systems that works similarly to ChatGPT. This artificial intelligence could even automate scientific experiments in the future.

A year and a half ago, ChatGPT was released, and ever since, there has been hardly anything that cannot be created with this new form of artificial intelligence: texts, images, videos, and even music. ChatGPT is based on so-called generative models, which, using a complex algorithm, can create something entirely new from known information.

A research team led by Professor Christoph Bruder at the University of Basel, together with colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, have now used a similar method to calculate phase diagrams of physical systems.

May 17, 2024

Built-in bionic computing

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Creating robots to safely aid disaster victims is one challenge; executing flexible robot control that takes advantage of the material’s softness is another. The use of pliable soft materials to collaborate with humans and work in disaster areas has drawn much recent attention. However, controlling soft dynamics for practical applications has remained a significant challenge.

In collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Bridgestone Corporation, Kyoto University has now developed a method to control pneumatic artificial muscles, which are soft robotic actuators. Rich dynamics of these drive components can be exploited as a computational resource.

Artificial muscles control rich soft component dynamics by using them as a computational resource. (Image: MEDICAL FIG.)

May 17, 2024

New rapid blood test can detect stroke in 6 hours, save lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Blood test detects stroke quickly:

The Testing for Identification of Markers of Stroke trial shows the accuracy of a new blood test for identifying stroke.

A team of scientists has developed a new test by combining blood-based biomarkers with a clinical score. The main goal was to identify patients experiencing large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke.

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May 17, 2024

Introducing the Frontier Safety Framework

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, robotics/AI

Our approach to analyzing and mitigating future risks posed by advanced AI models.

Google DeepMind has consistently pushed the boundaries of AI, developing models that have transformed our understanding of what’s possible. We believe that AI technology on the horizon will provide society with invaluable tools to help tackle critical global challenges, such as climate change, drug discovery, and economic productivity. At the same time, we recognize that as we continue to advance the frontier of AI capabilities, these breakthroughs may eventually come with new risks beyond those posed by present-day models.

Today, we are introducing our Frontier Safety Framework — a set of protocols for proactively identifying future AI capabilities that could cause severe harm and putting in place mechanisms to detect and mitigate them. Our Framework focuses on severe risks resulting from powerful capabilities at the model level, such as exceptional agency or sophisticated cyber capabilities. It is designed to complement our alignment research, which trains models to act in accordance with human values and societal goals, and Google’s existing suite of AI responsibility and safety practices.

May 17, 2024

Why The “Goldilocks” Zone of Habitable Planets is Outdated When Searching for Life

Posted by in category: alien life

Many more places with Life are likely to exist outside the so-called Habitable Zone (HZ) and they are getting more and more… New post on BigThink, direct link to it at.

Posted on Big Think.

May 17, 2024

OpenAI created a team to control ‘superintelligent’ AI — then let it wither, source says

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

OpenAI’s Superalignment team was promised 20% of the company’s compute resources, according to a person from that team.

A source reveals that OpenAI’s Superalignment team, which was created to develop was to control ‘superintelligent’ AI, wasn’t set up for success.

May 17, 2024

Scientists develop a soft robot that mimics a spider’s leg

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

In organisms, fluid is what binds the organs, the and the musculoskeletal system as a whole. For example, hemolymph, a blood-like fluid in a spider’s body, enables muscle activation and exoskeleton flexibility. It was the cucumber spider inhabiting Estonia that inspired scientists to create a complex , where soft and rigid parts are made to work together and are connected by a liquid.

According to Indrek Must, Associate Professor of Soft Robotics, the designed soft robot is based on real reason. “Broadly speaking, our goal is to build systems from both natural and artificial materials that are as effective as in wildlife. The robotic leg could touch delicate objects and move in the same complex environments as a living spider,” he explains.

In a published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, the researchers show how a robotic foot touches a primrose stamen, web, and pollen grain. This demonstrates the soft robot’s ability to interact with very small and delicate structures without damaging them.

May 17, 2024

Intel Lunar Lake Mobile Chips to Feature 16GB or 32GB of Embedded Memory

Posted by in category: computing

Intel’s upcoming CPUs for thin-and-light laptops will be its first with on-package memory.

May 17, 2024

Ion swap dramatically improves performance of CO₂-defeating catalyst

Posted by in category: materials

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found an unconventional way to improve catalysts made of more than one material. The solution demonstrates a path to designing catalysts with greater activity, selectivity and stability.

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