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May 15, 2024

Indonesia on high alert: Major volcanic eruption threatens thousands

Posted by in category: climatology

A powerful volcanic eruption occurred on one of the Indonesian islands, sending a column of smoke and ash up to 3 miles high. Tens of thousands of people are at risk of evacuation, though no orders have been given yet. Indonesia is one of the world’s most dangerous areas for volcanic activity. Eruptions are common, but the last one was notably larg…

May 15, 2024

First demonstration of in-memory computing crossbar using multi-level Cell FeFET

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

AI chip that mimics the human brain year 2023.


Designing efficient in-memory-computing architectures remains a challenge. Here the authors develop a multi-level FeFET crossbar for multi-bit MAC operations encoded in activation time and accumulated current with experimental validation at 28nm achieving 96.6% accuracy and high performance of 885 TOPS/W.

May 15, 2024

Large-scale photonic chiplet Taichi empowers 160-TOPS/W artificial general intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Artificial general intelligence through an AI photonic chip face_with_colon_three


The pursuit of artificial general intelligence (AGI) continuously demands higher computing performance. Despite the superior processing speed and efficiency of integrated photonic circuits, their capacity and scalability are restricted by unavoidable errors, such that only simple tasks and shallow models are realized. To support modern AGIs, we designed Taichi—large-scale photonic chiplets based on an integrated diffractive-interference hybrid design and a general distributed computing architecture that has millions-of-neurons capability with 160–tera-operations per second per watt (TOPS/W) energy efficiency. Taichi experimentally achieved on-chip 1000-category–level classification (testing at 91.89% accuracy in the 1623-category Omniglot dataset) and high-fidelity artificial intelligence–generated content with up to two orders of magnitude of improvement in efficiency.

May 15, 2024

After co-founder, another executive quits OpenAI within a day of GPT-4o launch

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Jan Leike, co-leading Superalignment of GPT4o, posted on X, “I resigned,” just the day before the GPT4o launch.


OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever and another executive leave the company as GPT-4o launches.

May 15, 2024

Introducing GPT-4o

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

OpenAI Spring Update – streamed live on Monday, May 13, 2024. Introducing GPT-4o, updates to ChatGPT, and more.

May 15, 2024

Sam Altman talks GPT-4o and Predicts the Future of AI

Posted by in categories: business, education, employment, ethics, robotics/AI

On the day of the ChatGPT-4o announcement, Sam Altman sat down to share behind-the-scenes details of the launch and offer his predictions for the future of AI. Altman delves into OpenAI’s vision, discusses the timeline for achieving AGI, and explores the societal impact of humanoid robots. He also expresses his excitement and concerns about AI personal assistants, highlights the biggest opportunities and risks in the AI landscape today, and much more.

(00:00) Intro.
(00:50) The Personal Impact of Leading OpenAI
(01:44) Unveiling Multimodal AI: A Leap in Technology.
(02:47) The Surprising Use Cases and Benefits of Multimodal AI
(03:23) Behind the Scenes: Making Multimodal AI Possible.
(08:36) Envisioning the Future of AI in Communication and Creativity.
(10:21) The Business of AI: Monetization, Open Source, and Future Directions.
(16:42) AI’s Role in Shaping Future Jobs and Experiences.
(20:29) Debunking AGI: A Continuous Journey Towards Advanced AI
(24:04) Exploring the Pace of Scientific and Technological Progress.
(24:18) The Importance of Interpretability in AI
(25:11) Navigating AI Ethics and Regulation.
(27:26) The Safety Paradigm in AI and Beyond.
(28:55) Personal Reflections and the Impact of AI on Society.
(29:11) The Future of AI: Fast Takeoff Scenarios and Societal Changes.
(30:59) Navigating Personal and Professional Challenges.
(40:21) The Role of AI in Creative and Personal Identity.
(43:09) Educational System Adaptations for the AI Era.
(44:30) Contemplating the Future with Advanced AI

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May 15, 2024

PD Mangan: Fit At 69-Diet And Exercise Approach

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension

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May 15, 2024

Another OpenAI Executive Choked When Asked If Sora Was Trained on YouTube Data

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Yet another OpenAI executive has been caught lacking on camera when asked if the company’s new Sora video generator was trained using YouTube videos.

During a recent talk at Bloomberg’s Tech Summit in San Francisco, OpenAI chief operating officer Brad Lightcap went off on a word vomit-style monologue in the wrong direction in an attempt to deflect from questions about Sora’s training data.

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May 15, 2024

Domain walls in twisted graphene make 1D superconductors

Posted by in categories: futurism, materials

Structures could have applications in future electronic devices.

May 15, 2024

Repurposed beer yeast encapsulated in hydrogels may offer a cost-effective way to remove lead from water

Posted by in categories: chemistry, engineering, particle physics

Every year, beer breweries generate and discard thousands of tons of surplus yeast. Researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech have now come up with a way to repurpose that yeast to absorb lead from contaminated water.

Through a process called biosorption, yeast can quickly absorb even trace amounts of lead and other heavy metals from water. The researchers showed that they could package the yeast inside hydrogel capsules to create a filter that removes lead from water. Because the yeast cells are encapsulated, they can be easily removed from the water once it’s ready to drink.

“We have the hydrogel surrounding the free yeast that exists in the center, and this is porous enough to let water come in, interact with yeast as if they were freely moving in water, and then come out clean,” says Patricia Stathatou, a former postdoc at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, who is now a research scientist at Georgia Tech and an incoming assistant professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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