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Feb 19, 2024

Dili wants to automate due diligence with AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Stephanie Song, formerly on the corporate development and ventures team at Coinbase, was often frustrated by the volume of due diligence tasks she and her team had to complete on a daily basis.

Dili is a new, Y Combinator-backed startup that aims to automate different aspects of the due diligence process using AI.

Feb 19, 2024

The Biggest AI Trends In The Next 10 Years

Posted by in categories: business, internet, robotics/AI

Although I like to write about future predictions for the world of technology and business, I’m usually focused on what’s coming up in the next five years.

But it’s also worth taking a longer view. I believe that in 10 years’ time, the AI that’s a part of everyday life will be as far evolved from today’s AI as today’s internet is from the internet of the early days.

In his excellent book The Coming Wave, Mustafa Suleyman notes that every wave of technology-driven change – from the combustion engine to the internet – has revolutionized society in a shorter time span than the previous wave. So, I don’t think we’ll have to wait 30 or even 20 years until AI is utterly engrained in all aspects of life.

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Feb 19, 2024

China’s latest stealth tech promises invisible fighter jets, says report

Posted by in category: military

New plasma stealth device targets specific areas, not entire aircraft.

Chinese scientists develop plasma stealth device, hiding military aircraft from radar, focusing on shielding specific areas, potentially changing stealth technology.

Feb 19, 2024

Twinkle, twinkle: Scientists discover the smallest star ever observed

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The hot subdwarf star is smaller than Saturn and its discovery sheds light on the formation of hot subdwarf stars in binary systems.

Feb 19, 2024

World’s first desktop computers unearthed in London house clearance

Posted by in category: computing

Apart from these two found, there is one other Q1 computer in the world.

Two of the world’s first desktop computers have been found during a London house clearance. The Q1, launched in 1972, paved the way for computing as we know it today.

Feb 19, 2024

Scientists harness AI to predict dementia 15 years before symptoms appear

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

Study uses AI and blood samples from 50,000 to predict dementia 15 years in advance, offering hope for early intervention.

Feb 19, 2024

EpiSci chosen for US AI hypersonic missile tracking system software

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, space

EpiSci has won a $1.6 million contract with the US Space Development Agency to flesh out its AI-powered, hypersonic missile tracking system.

The SDA and EpiSci have partnered to create AI software that detects hypersonic missiles using satellite technology, AI, and advanced analytics.

Feb 19, 2024

Amazon develops world’s largest text-to-speech model with ‘emergent’ qualities

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The new model is called Big Adaptive Streamable TTS with Emergent abilities — BASE TTS.

In what is being called the largest text-to-speech model ever developed, researchers at Amazon AGI have made waves after creating the Big Adaptive Streamable TTS with Emergent abilities (BASE TTS).

Text-to-Speech (TTS) models are used in the development of voice assistants for smart devices and are employed to convert written text into spoken words, allowing voice assistants to communicate with users in a natural and human-like manner.

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Feb 19, 2024

Scientist shows Focused Ultrasound can Reach Deep into the Brain to Relieve Pain

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Research reveals potential of using low-intensity focused ultrasound for pain management. Scientists have found soundwaves from low-intensity focused ultrasound aimed at a place deep in the brain called the insula can reduce both the perception of pain and other effects of pain, such as heart rate changes.

You feel a pain, so you pop a couple of ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the pain is severe or chronic, you might be prescribed something stronger — an opioid pain killer that can be addictive under some circumstances.

But what if you could ease pain by non-invasively manipulating a spot inside your brain where pain is registered?

Feb 19, 2024

Gas on the run — ALMA spots the Shadow of a Molecular Outflow from a Quasar when the Universe was less than one billion years old

Posted by in category: cosmology

Theoretical predictions have been confirmed with the discovery of an outflow of molecular gas from a quasar when the Universe was less than a billion years old.

A quasar is a compact region powered by a supermassive black hole located in the center of a massive galaxy.

They are extremely luminous, with a point-like appearance similar to stars, and are extremely distant from Earth.

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