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Sep 18, 2023

Here’s why Japan is gearing up to build its own ChatGPT

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Japanese researchers hope that a made-in-Japan AI chatbot could help to accelerate science.

Best known for automobiles and consumer electronics, Japan has fallen behind on recent technology trends like artificial intelligence. Its scientists believe that as the country’s population shrinks, Japan will have a strong incentive to make great leaps in AI and robotics to maintain productivity.

Although ChatGPT is being used by Japanese municipalities to carry out governmental work, Japanese scientists say that the country needs to come up with its own version of ChatGPT.

Sep 18, 2023

AI now used in the fight against global infectious diseases

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

Our hope is for COVID-19 to never repeat itself,’ said the new program’s executive director.

A program run by a Canadian university is seeking to improve global health care for the most vulnerable by examining how artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance readiness for infectious disease epidemics in the Global South.

This is according to a report by CTV News published on Wednesday.

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Sep 18, 2023

Biggest US hot air balloon to fly 35,000 feet this month

Posted by in category: futurism

Built to support the US veteran charity Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Cameron Balloons US’ A-560 is the biggest hot air balloon yet seen in the states.

The most gigantic hot air balloon ever designed and built is set to soar to altitudes of 35,000 feet (10,668 meters) or more in support of the US veteran charity Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The balloon will carry seven people within its rattan basket before five plan to skydive out of it. The balloon, built by Cameron Balloons US, will attempt this potential world record-breaking event over New Mexico this month (September 2023).

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Sep 18, 2023

The Science Behind Apple’s ‘State Of Mind’ Feature, Explained By A Psychologist

Posted by in categories: health, mobile phones, neuroscience, science

Apple’s new “State of Mind” feature in the Health app is more than a tech update; it’s Apple’s foray into helping us understand our emotions. Beyond tracking physical activity with the Apple Watch, the company is now capturing our moods. This, combined with insights from a new Journal app (which Apple says will be woven into our life’s events and multimedia tapestry), aims to give a full picture of our daily experiences, both in body and mind.

Here’s how Apple envisions this feature will play out in real life.

Imagine a vacation in an unfamiliar city. At the start of your day, the Health app prompts you to record your mood. You describe it as “Very Pleasant” and indicate to the app that… More.

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Sep 18, 2023

Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed terabytes of internal sensitive data

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed tens of terabytes of sensitive data, including private keys and passwords, while publishing a storage bucket of open source training data on GitHub.

In research shared with TechCrunch, cloud security startup Wiz said it discovered a GitHub repository belonging to Microsoft’s AI research division as part of its ongoing work into the accidental exposure of cloud-hosted data.

Readers of the GitHub repository, which provided open source code and AI models for image recognition, were instructed to download the models from an Azure Storage URL. However, Wiz found that this URL was configured to grant permissions on the entire storage account, exposing additional private data by mistake.

Sep 18, 2023

Upgraded linear accelerator in California achieves first light

Posted by in category: futurism

LCLS-II will produce up to one million X-ray pulses per second and will be 10,000 times brighter than its predecessor.

Sep 18, 2023

New record length for quantum coherence

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, quantum physics

A new record time for quantum coherence is reported, with a single-photon qubit encoded for 34 milliseconds. This is 55% longer than the previous record set in 2020.

In classical computing – such as the PC, smartphone, or other device you are currently using – information is processed with bits, which exist in a binary state of either a 0 or a 1. Quantum computing, by contrast, involves the processing of information with quantum bits, or qubits, which can exist in a “superposition” of both 0 and 1 simultaneously. This allows quantum computers to do certain types of calculations much faster than classical computers.

Sep 18, 2023

Musk’s Cybertruck Is Almost Here. But Will Anyone Buy The ‘Ludicrous’ Vehicle?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Elon Musk’s hard-edged electric reinterpretation of the pickup truck excites his fans, puzzles auto experts and frustrates environmentalists.

Sep 18, 2023

Elon Musk Says He Might Put X/Twitter Behind A Paywall

Posted by in category: Elon Musk

Musk said that he would charge “a few dollars” or “a small amount of money” for all users on X.

Sep 18, 2023

RoboFab is ready to build 10,000 humanoid robots per year

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Humanoid robots are pretty cool, and Agility Robotics‘bipedal robot Digit is up there in terms of advanced tech (it even has a face!). Today, the company announced it’s getting ready to crank up its RoboFab, which can build more than 10,000 Digits per year. Obvious Skynet jokes aside, I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.

The factory will be built in Salem, Oregon, and the company tells TechCrunch it started initial construction of the 70,000-square-foot robot factory last year, and it is set to open later this year.

“The opening of our factory marks a pivotal moment in the history of robotics: the beginning of the mass production of commercial humanoid robots,” said Agility Robotics’ co-founder and CEO Damion Shelton. “We built Digit to solve difficult problems in today’s workforce like injuries, burnout, high turnover and unfillable labor gaps, with the ultimate vision of enabling humans to be more human. When you’re building new technology to make society better, the most important milestone is when you’re able to mass produce that technology at a scale where it can have a real, widespread impact.”

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