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Feb 17, 2024

In a world first, a woman will marry an AI hologram

Posted by in categories: holograms, robotics/AI

Spanish woman Alicia Framis is all set to become the first woman to tie the knot with an AI-generated hologram named AILex.

Feb 17, 2024

BYD Seagull could come to Australia after all — as the Dolphin Mini

Posted by in category: transportation

Pint-size Chinese electric hatch could become Australia’s cheapest EV

Australia could have a new ruler of the budget EV market by the end of the year and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it looks like it will come from BYD.

The flourishing Chinese auto brand confirmed on Tuesday it would release the Seal U mid-size SUV and three other new BYD models in Australia by the end of this year, one of which we know to be the recently spied but still unnamed plug-in hybrid ute.

Feb 17, 2024

BlackRock invests $550M in world’s largest direct air capture plant

Posted by in category: futurism

Money manager BlackRock has invested $550 million in STRATOS, the world’s largest direct air capture facility.

Feb 17, 2024

Monumental’s AI-powered robot builders get a massive funding boost

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Monumental raises $25M to advance construction robotics, addressing labor shortages and boosting productivity with AI-driven innovation.

Feb 17, 2024

OpenAI Can Now Turn Words Into Ultra-Realistic Videos

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

AI startup OpenAI has unveiled a text-to-video model, called Sora, which could raise the bar for what’s possible in generative AI.

Like Google’s text-to-video tool Lumiere, Sora’s availability is limited. Unlike Lumiere, Sora can generate videos up to 1 minute long.

Text-to-video has become the latest arms race in generative AI as OpenAI, Google, Microsoft and more look beyond text and image generation and seek to cement their position in a sector projected to reach $1.3 trillion in revenue by 2032 — and to win over consumers who’ve been intrigued by generative AI since ChatGPT arrived a little more than a year ago.

Feb 17, 2024

The Infiniti-Inspired QX90 Is a Tesla Cybertruck Clone With Curves Instead of Angles

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

A designer revealed an Infiniti-inspired QX90, a concept car that looks oddly similar to the Tesla Cybertruck with a few key differences.

Feb 17, 2024

Scientists identify genetic mechanism responsible for plant leaf diversity

Posted by in categories: biological, genetics

Plant leaves come in many different shapes, sizes and complexities. Some leaves are large and smooth, while others are smaller and serrated. Some leaves grow in single pieces while others form multiple leaflets. These variations in leaf structure play a crucial role in how plants adapt—and survive—in different environments.

“Plant morphology is diverse in nature,” said Zhongchi Liu, a professor emerita in the University of Maryland’s Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. “Morphological differences contribute to plant survival, including how well plants can regulate their temperatures and how efficiently they can transport water from their roots to the rest of their bodies.

Understanding the mechanisms responsible for diverse leaf forms will lead to a better understanding of how plants can survive challenging conditions.

Feb 17, 2024

Avi Loeb Reveals Shocking Truths About Aliens, Our Universe, and Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Episode NotesToday, Avi Loeb joins us to explore his work in discovering Alien Artifacts falling from space, evidence that Aliens exist, and the possibility…

Feb 17, 2024

SoftBank’s Son is seeking about $100 bln for AI chip venture, Bloomberg reports

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

SoftBank Group Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son is looking to raise up to $100 billion for a chip venture that will rival Nvidia Corp, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Feb 17, 2024

Move over, CRISPR: RNA-editing therapies pick up steam

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Two RNA-editing therapies for genetic diseases have recently gained approval for clinical trials, raising hopes for safer treatments.

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