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Mar 23, 2023

Organoids — growing mini BRAINS

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Organoids are an incredible tool for research into the brain. Cerebral organoids are created by growing human stem cells in a bioreactor. They might be the key to unlocking the answers to many of our questions about the brain. We explain how they’re made and some of the discoveries they’ve helped with so far!

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Mar 23, 2023

The Crazy Mass-Giving Mechanism of the Higgs Field Simplified

Posted by in category: particle physics

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Where 99% of mass comes from:
ElectroWeak Unification:
Symmetry Breaking:

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Mar 23, 2023

Microsoft Researchers Claim GPT-4 Is Showing “Sparks” of AGI

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Fresh on the heels of GPT-4’s public release, a team of Microsoft AI scientists published a research paper claiming the OpenAI language model — which powers Microsoft’s now somewhat lobotomized Bing AI — shows “sparks” of human-level intelligence, or artificial general intelligence (AGI).

Emphasis on the “sparks.” The researchers are careful in the paper to characterize GPT-4’s prowess as “only a first step towards a series of increasingly generally intelligent systems” rather than fully-hatched, human-level AI. They also repeatedly highlighted the fact that this paper is based on an “early version” of GPT-4, which they studied while it was “still in active development by OpenAI,” and not necessarily the version that’s been wrangled into product-applicable formation.

Disclaimers aside, though, these are some serious claims to make. Though a lot of folks out there, even some within the AI industry, think of AGI as a pipe dream, others think that developing AGI will usher in the next era of humanity’s future; the next-gen GPT-4 is the most powerful iteration of the OpenAI-built Large Language Model (LLM) to date, and on the theoretical list of potential AGI contenders, GPT-4 is somewhere around the top of the list, if not number one.

Mar 23, 2023

The Hidden Genes That Make Us Human

Posted by in category: genetics

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In the search for the genes that make us human, some of the most important answers were hiding not in the genes themselves, but in what was once considered genomic junk.

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Mar 23, 2023

Researchers devise new strategies to overcome a key CRISPR flaw

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

It’s a long-debated flaw in CRISPR: When you try to give Cas9 to a patient to snip its DNA, that person’s immune system may recognize that the protein comes not from us but from our ancient microbial foes. And it might then attack.

Mar 23, 2023

A New Kind of Battery—Oxygen-Ion—Could Change Energy

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It’s incredibly rechargeable, made from safe materials, and—get this—not going to catch on fire.

Mar 23, 2023

AI Inception 🤯 New Groundbreaking AI from Stanford

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

This sure didn’t take long — a ChatGPT clone for your desktop.

In this video I discuss New AI Model developed by researchers from Stanford and how AI models train each other to get better. Exciting times!

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Mar 23, 2023

Biohybrid robot made with mouse muscles successfully walks, might think and boink later

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, robotics/AI, transportation

Robots in their current form contribute far more to our modern day life than you may realise. They may not be the sci-fi androids many imagine, but they’re hard at work doing tasks like building cars, or learning how to control nuclear fusion (opens in new tab). Only in recent years are we starting to see robots like you might have imagined as a kid, with Boston Dynamics’ creations doing all sorts of crazy stunts (opens in new tab) like dancing (opens in new tab) or guarding Pompeii (opens in new tab).

Robotics isn’t all about metal machines it turns out, and biohybrid robots may be part of our cyberpunk future too. It’s only been a few days since I was introduced to OSCAR, an artist’s rendition of a disgustingly meaty, pulsating flesh robot (opens in new tab). As wonderful and vivid as those videos are, it’s a good time to take a palette cleanser with a look at a real-world biohybrid robot.

Mar 23, 2023

How Quantum Computers Break The Internet… Starting Now

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, information science, internet, mathematics, quantum physics

A quantum computer in the next decade could crack the encryption our society relies on using Shor’s Algorithm. Head to to start your free 30-day trial, and the first 200 people get 20% off an annual premium subscription.

A huge thank you to those who helped us understand this complex field and ensure we told this story accurately — Dr. Lorenz Panny, Prof. Serge Fehr, Dr. Dustin Moody, Prof. Benne de Weger, Prof. Tanja Lange, PhD candidate Jelle Vos, Gorjan Alagic, and Jack Hidary.

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Mar 23, 2023

Learning to grow machine-learning models

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

LiGO is a new machine-learning technique developed by MIT researchers that cuts by about 50 percent the computational cost required to train large vision and language models.

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