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Feb 18, 2024

Scientists reveal new green anaconda species

Posted by in category: futurism

A recent analysis reveals a newly identified species was lurking in plain sight.

Feb 18, 2024

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Mexico resort town Acapulco

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A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit near the Mexican resort town of Acapulco on the Pacific coast on Saturday afternoon, according to the country’s national seismological service.

Feb 18, 2024

Warning: “AI Girlfriends” Are Hoarding Your Personal Data

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Spilling your hopes, secrets, and fantasies to your AI girlfriend? You might want to reconsider.

In a new report, experts at the Mozilla Foundation warn that AI companion bots — including the popular app Replika — are plagued by deeply concerning privacy pitfalls and murky data use policies.

“So-called ‘AI soulmates’ are giving Mozilla the ick when it comes to how much personal information they collect,” reads the Mozilla report, “especially given the lack of transparency and user control over how this data is protected from abuse.”

Feb 18, 2024

OpenAI teases an amazing new generative video model called Sora

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The firm is sharing Sora with a small group of safety testers but the rest of us will have to wait to learn more.

OpenAI has built a striking new generative video model called Sora that can take a short text description and turn it into a detailed, high-definition film clip up to a minute long.

Feb 18, 2024

Google’s new version of Gemini can handle far bigger amounts of data

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The updated AI model can now do some seriously impressive things with long videos or text.

Google DeepMind today launched the next generation of its powerful artificial-intelligence model Gemini, which has an enhanced ability to work with large amounts of video, text, and images.

Feb 18, 2024

OpenAI’s ‘Sora’ Has Rivals In The Works—Including From Google And Meta

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

ChatGPT maker OpenAI stepped up the race in generative artificial intelligence Thursday when it unveiled its text-to-video generation tool, Sora, viewed as an impressive but potentially dangerous step in the booming AI economy amid concerns about disinformation spread.


“Game on,” said the CEO and cofounder of rival video generator Runway after OpenAI teased content from its latest AI tool.

Feb 18, 2024

Reanimating Programmer Ada Lovelace With Magic Of AI

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Marco tempest is a creative technologist at the NASA jet propulsion laboratory, a director’s fellow alumni at the MIT medialab, and the founder and director of the magiclab in new york city.


Marco Tempest uses AI to bring the world’s first programmer to life.

Feb 18, 2024

Host Cell Protein and Impurity Risk Mitigation in Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutic Manufacturing

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Biopharmaceutical impurities such as host cell proteins can delay biologics development and production. These elements can have immunogenic effects in patients, forcing scientists to restart process development. Thus, detecting and removing biopharmaceutical impurities is necessary for maintaining drug efficacy and ensuring patient safety.

In this webinar brought to you by Cytiva, Andrew Hamilton and Joe Hirano will discuss how to identify, detect, and measure impurities in biologics manufacturing.

Feb 18, 2024

Startup Clones Three Piglets Gene-Hacked to Have Organs Transplanted Into Humans

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Japanese startup PorMedTec says it’s have cloned three piglets with the express purpose of having their organs be viable for transplantation to humans, without being rejected by the immune system.

The company imported gene-edited cells from a US biotech startup called eGenesis and used them to create genetically modified embryos, the Japan Times reports, which were then implanted into the uterus of a pig.

“The realization of xenotransplantation has been long awaited in Japan for several years, but it remained in the basic research stage because pigs that could withstand clinical application were still under development,” the company said in a statement.

Feb 17, 2024

Beer Goggles Don’t Exist, Scientists Find

Posted by in category: futurism

A study says that alcohol gives us extra confidence to approach people we already find attractive and does not give us beer goggles.

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